Genseric was crowned King of the Vandals in 428. Genseric and his Vandals attacked Rome in many locations, through several generations of rulers. The Vandals won every time. This was Genseric's legacy of cunning and destruction.
In 1932, an army 20,000 strong marched across Western Australia wrecking havoc on farms given to returning WWI veterans desperately trying to grow their own food. The Aussie veterans enlisted the help of their government and a war was soon under way . . . against the vile emu.
The year 1918 was a tragic year for America and the world, as an influenza pandemic known as the Spanish flu swept the globe, leaving millions of dead in its wake. This article details the timeline of this horrific event in the history of mankind.
King Alaric was a violent Visigoth ruler. Raised in a warlike culture, he dreamed a vision of parading through the streets as Emperor of Rome. How he made that vision a reality is a tale worth telling.
In the sixth century BCE in ancient Greece a man named Pythagoras started a cult with hundreds of followers who were sworn to secrecy, lived an ascetic lifestyle, and studied mathematics, music, and astronomy.
The first Ferris Wheel was designed by George Washington Gale Ferris Jr. He was an American tunnel and bridge engineer. The original Ferris Wheel was erected in 1893 for the World's Colombian Exposition held in Chicago, Illinois.
Kate Warne was an incredible woman who was the first female detective in the United States. She had a short but amazing career. She solved numerous cases and saved the life of president Abraham Lincoln.
Sergeant William Carney is the first black soldier awarded the Medal of Honor and earned it during the Civil War. At the battle of Fort Wagner, he showed great courage in protecting the American flag.
Desmond Doss was a conscientious objector during World War II. He served in the Army as a medic with an infantry company. Doss is the only person to be awarded the Medal of Honor and not kill an enemy soldier.
She was beautiful and mysterious. She had many rich and powerful lovers. She became a spy for France during World War I but was suspected of being a double agent. She was executed in 1917, however, was she a scapegoat? This article will tell what happened.
Before the arrival of missionaries to Hawaii, it was ruled by a constitutional monarchy. Princess Ka’iulani was in line to become the queen of Hawaii. Unfortunately, the United States annexed the Hawaiian Kingdom, and she never became queen.
Tarquin the Proud was the last king of Rome. And at Lake Regillus in the 490s BC, he would end his quest to regain the throne.
Learn about the important roles of women and their significant contributions during the American Revolutionary War that helped shape the fundamental framework of the equal rights movement.
Learn about the history of city-class gunboats known “Pook Turtles” engineered and placed at major Southern ports and used by the federal war department to remove any source of income or supplies from enemy territory during the Civil War.
The first deadly attack on civil aviation in North America took place in 1949 in an act that did not involve terrorism.
In 1898, the city government of Wilmington, North Carolina was removed by a mob of angry racists.
The year was 509 BC and Rome had just declared a republic, having driven out the last Etruscan king. Tarquin the Proud would never accept being deposed, and in his first attempt to retake the throne met a Roman army with his allied forces at Silva Arsia.
Learn about the many accomplishments of General Vallejo during a pivotal time in history. It ranges from Spanish control of land in California to Mexican, the Republic of California, and ultimately, U.S. statehood. He had roles in each of these parts of California history.
Cassie Chadwick was a very successful con artist during the late 1800s and early 1900s. She was able to defraud several banks in the United States out of millions of dollars. She did this by claiming to be the illegitimate daughter of wealthy industrialist Andrew Carnegie.
George Washington was the commander-in-chief of the Continental Army during the American Revolutionary War with Great Britain. Washington’s cunning and tenacity as a general was key to America gaining independence from Britain.
George Washington started his military career during the beginning of the French and Indian War as a Virginia militia officer. He was forced to surrender Fort Necessity to the French and helped rally the troops after the death of General Braddock during the Battle of the Monongahela.
The pamphlet "Common Sense," written by Thomas Paine in 1776, with the assistance of the patriot leader Dr. Benjamin Rush, was one of the deciding factors that prompted the colonists in America to take up arms and seek independence from Great Britain.
Jackie Ormes was the first female African-American cartoonist. Her work was seen in newspapers around the United States. She is the creator of the “Patty-Jo 'n' Ginger” as well as “Torchy Brown” comics. A doll based on her character, Patty-Jo, was also manufactured and sold.
Lieutenant Colonel Charles Carpenter earned the nickname “Bazooka Charlie” for his exploits during World War II. He is remembered for equipping his 4 Grasshopper light observation aircraft with bazookas. He then used this configuration to destroy many enemy tanks and armored vehicles.
Ellen Church was a pioneer in the airline industry. She was the first stewardess. Church was a nurse and told Boeing Air Transport she could provide important care for airline passengers during a flight. They employed her and seven other women for a three-month trial. Stewardesses were a success.
The Declaration of Independence, written in 1776, is one of the founding documents of the United States. This timeline describes the important events associated with the Declaration, and they are illustrated with U.S. postage stamps.
At the end of the 19th century, over 100,000 people traveled to the Yukon region of Canada in search of adventure and fortune. People from all walks of life sought to escape the economic depression of 1896 by searching for gold in a remote land. Unfortunately, few acquired the riches they sought.
American politics was not always dominated by Conservative Republicans and Liberal Democrats. Not only were other political parties once active in the United States, but the ideologies of the two major parties were quite different than they are today.
When you are installed as President of the United States of America, you become part of a history that spans back almost 250 years. The men in the top office are known for the major historical events they were part of, but they are interesting as people, too. Here are 45 facts about U.S. presidents.
George Washington was a slave owner who famously freed his slaves in his will. For more than a hundred years afterward, African American men claimed to be his only surviving body servant. But were they truly his slaves?
Martha Washington, the wife of the first president of the United States, George Washington, established many customs that would be followed by first ladies in the White House for generations to come. She was a remarkable woman known for her grace, intelligence, and industry.
A titanic work and an excellent reference source for the ships of the French royal navy, "French Warships in the Age of Sail 1626-1786" could have used some additional detail for ship characteristics. It is a specialized tome, which is largely unnecessary for most readers.
This review will explain how this book is a brilliantly descriptive, detailed, and well written exposé on the disastrous French 1746 New Brunswick Expedition, which provides an irreplaceable view on operations and leadership of the French Navy.