The sixpence and the shilling are pre-decimal coins from the United Kingdom. They have a long history and are associated with some interesting traditions.
During the Korean War, a little mare was “drafted” into the US Marine Corps and emerged a beloved, decorated war hero who is still being honored to this day.
Charles E. Boles had numerous aliases but he was known to all in California as Black Bart, the stagecoach robber.
How did the struggle over alcohol influence national politics? Anytime an issue hits in the heart of the people it will make its way into the political circles. Alcohol in the Gilded Age was no exception. Women were the largest proponents of...
Edward VIII gave up his throne in 1936 to marry a divorcée and then played along with Nazis in hopes of getting his crown back.
Hazrath Abdullah Bin Abbas was one of Prophet Muhammad's cousins and one of the early Qur'an scholars. A young man of maturity. Beloved companion of Prophet (pbuh).
During the American Civil War Robert Smalls became a national hero by capturing a Confederate ship and using it to carry himself and other slaves to freedom.
Poor intelligence led to a massive attack of Allied forces in the Aleutian Islands; an attack that proved to be pointless and costly.
One of the most notorious criminals in English history was convicted of murdering his wife in 1910; new evidence implies an innocent man was hanged.
The Roman Baths complex in the city of Bath, England, is a major tourist attraction. It offers a fascinating look at the lives of Ancient Romans in Britain.
Catalonia has a rich and varied history, transforming from a tribal confederation through Roman, Barbarian and French rule until joining Aragon in the Spanish world.
Three generations of the Kim family have governed North Korea with iron-fisted control for almost 70 years.
Vasser-educated and the daughter of a clergyman, Lois Long wrote wittily about New York’s night life during Prohibition.
St John of the Cross was named the patron of Spanish poets in 1952 by the Spanish Ministry of National Education. His most beautiful poem was composed while suffering in prison.
Before the Civil War, William T. Sherman a founder of the military academy that became Louisiana State University. He was still loved by Confederate former students even as they fought against him.