The New World was the next logical step for trade merchants of the Armenian Diaspora in the 17th century.
A criminal slang known as "Patter Flash" was used among pickpockets and thieves in 19th century London. This criminal slang was used to confuse police and create a secret mode of communication between thieves, who often worked in large gangs known as battalions.
An Italian noble family moved to British Columbia more than a century before Harry and Megan did the same thing.
The man who was to become Britain’s King George IV was self-indulgent, petty, wildly extravagant, and unpopular.
In 1968 Peanuts, the most popular comic strip in history, was still all white. But a concerned schoolteacher convinced Charles Schulz to bring a black kid into the cast.
From cave paintings to the internet, the development of the media has been one of bringing information to larger audiences faster.
Let’s take a look far back into humanity’s past, through the hundreds of thousands of years, to examine the life of those who made us who we are. This is the life of the Long Ago Man.
A cruise liner sank off the coast of South Africa in 1991; miraculously, all 571 people on board survived after the captain abandoned his responsibilities.
During the nineteenth century, the British and Russian Empires were engaged in a rivalry over control of Central Asia; there were casualties.
The first census of the United States took place in 1790. It counted free white males and collected limited information about females, nonwhites, and slaves. Conducted in August, the first census was considered public information...
Learn about 5 of the most significant battles of the American Civil War and how their outcomes changed the fate of a nation on the brink of ruin.
Overcoming fierce racial discrimination, Hugh Mulzac became the first African American to command a Liberty Ship in World War II.
In the Civil War Robert E. Lee was a defender of slavery, while Ulysses S. Grant did all he could to destroy it. But it was Lee who thought slavery was morally wrong, while Grant seemed not to care one way or the other.
In the Civil War Robert E. Lee fought fiercely to protect slavery, while Ulysses S. Grant fought just as hard to destroy it. But their personal attitudes toward it were the opposite of what you might expect.
It is hard to believe that in the 19th century, a man could have his wife committed to a psychiatric hospital based solely upon his whim. Yet it was the law that made this possible.