Did Jesse James and his gang bury treasure in Oklahoma? If so, what happened to it? Explore some of the theories as to what happened to their ill-gained loot here.
Why did Ancient Rome execute its prisoners in such a public, painful, humiliating fashion? Learn more of Roman public executions and who they punished and why.
There is much more to the history of our beloved friends. They have deities for ancestors, and so loved, that owners chose to live their afterlife with them.
Humans are fascinated with the preservation of their dead. From Rosalia Lombardo to John Torrington and the Wet Mummies of China, here are the world's best preserved examples.
The artillery personnel in World War II were some of the most skilled soldiers in the US Army and their Battalions were built to fight.
How big was the Titanic? In its day it was one of the largest ships ever built. It wasn’t until almost 100 years later that the Titanic was dwarfed by cruise ships.
Industrialization began in Britain in the middle of the 18th Century, radically changing the world forever. Here are 10 Facts on the Industrial Revolution.
Snipers date back ages, however their first widespread documented use is in the Revolutionary War. Occasionally, between all of the troops in all of the wars, a legendary sniper will emerge. Here are the stories of Cydro's top 5.
Whenever a member of our family had a stomach ache, we used this common product found in our medicine cabinet. When supplies ran low, we'd go to the corner store to fetch a refill.
After the Bismarck was sunk, the British breathed a sigh of relief, but knew they would then have to reckon with her more heavily armored sister ship, the battleship Tirpitz.
Discover the lives of three ancient queens who changed the course of history: Hatshepsut of Ancient Egypt, Olympias of Macedonia, and Amanirenas of Kush.
Learn more about Circe, the symbol of mythical witches, the ancient enchantress depicted in Homer's Odyssey, the mistress of Natural Magic and Metamorphosis.
Confederate civilians trapped in Vicksburg during General Ulysses Grant’s 1863 Vicksburg campaign dug caves to avoid the shelling, and were reduced to eating dogs, cats, and rats.
The Berlin Wall fell in 1989, and sparked European integration, ethnic wars, Russian economic collapse, the end of Apartheid and blood shed in Congo.
Choosing the ten most important events in history is one of the most difficult and controversial things to do. I’ve attempted to create a list of major events that shaped the world.
The history of the Vietnam War often gets boiled down to who won and who lost. Although it's a very complex subject, this article tries to answer a basic question from the U.S. point of view.
Malcolm X was a controversial African-American Muslim minister and human rights activist. To many, he was a courageous advocate for black rights who spoke the truth. To others, he was a racist who used his charisma to promote violence. Here are 18 facts about the man.
From cave paintings to the Internet, the development of the media has been one of bringing information to larger audiences faster.
In the Civil War, Col. Hiram Berdan’s Sharpshooters were an elite corps in the Union army. Even the Confederates recognized their effectiveness.
How the influence of Europe in the nineteenth century contributed to the collapse of the Ottoman Empire.
The Puritans fled England to escape religious persecution, but were the Puritan colonies in the Americas bastions of religious tolerance and freedom of thought?
One of England's most famous rulers, Henry VIII was a difficult and complex man, who's obsession with getting a male heir for his throne ultimately changed the course of history.
The 1705 Virginia Slave Act turned indentured servants into slaves for life, removed legal protection against torture and murder of slaves, and required runaway slaves to be returned to their owners.
China has enjoyed many golden ages throughout history, but it has also repeatedly suffered under nightmarish tyrants. Here are the 10 most terrible Chinese Emperors to have ruled the Middle Kingdom.
The other day, as I was surfing through pictures of medieval torture devices (don't ask), I kept noticing that many such tools were invented by, or at least used in, the Spanish Inquisition. Soon I found myself jumping from one site to another...
Many of the ancient pharaohs were very ruthless and uncaring for their slaves and the people of Egypt. They were even more cruel to the Jewish people before they escaped their bondage. Also, many of the tombs of the pharaohs contained written curses for anyone who disturbed their burial chambers.
John Clem was the Union Army's youngest soldier at 9-years-old. He was the drummer boy for an Army Unit from Michigan. He was called The Drummer Boy of Chickamauga after being in the Civil War battle. Clem's bravery was legendary. He was in the Army for 53 years and retired as a brigadier general.
Sweet Fanny Adams is used by the British to describe anything worthless. It is also the name of a pretty young girl murdered in Victorian England. This is how Fanny's name became slang for worthless.
One very obvious area of ancient greek influence is architecture: Just look at the downtown of nearly any major city in the U.S., or many of the great cities of Europe. Read on to learn about the three Orders of ancient Greek architecture, the names of commonly used architectural elements, and various styles of architecture inspired by Ancient Greece.
The RMS Lusitania was struck by a torpedo and sunk by a German U-boat May 7th, 1915. This event helped sway American public opinion and proved to be a catalyst for the entry of the US into WW1.
The Thames is perhaps the UK's most famous river and it's certainly the longest in England. However, there are a lot more interesting facts to learn about the River Thames.
Artemis was the Goddess of the Hunt and the Goddess of the Moon in Greek mythology. She also falls into a category known as "virgin" goddesses, just meaning that she felt complete by herself.
A mystic perceives spiritual realities that lay beyond the realm of ordinary human consciousness. Caryll Houselander is a modern mystic.
The Great Depression was a severe economic downturn that occurred in the 1930s. It was triggered by a stock market crash in the United States, but went on to affect the whole world.
For sailors and mountaineers, knowledge of dozens of different knots is critical to staying alive; the rest of us can get by with nothing more than a granny knot.
Painter Frida Kahlo and entertainer extraordinaire Josephine Baker were both powerful and inspiring in many ways. While both were married to men, they frequently had affairs with women.
The Middle East has been in chaos and turmoil for some time. This article contains maps and descriptions showing how the outcome of World War I created the conditions we experience today.
When gold was discovered in California in 1848, men from every profession, and every part of the world, responded to its allure. Of those who took, part in the California Gold rush, many knew very little about mining and few struck it rich.
Japan and Europe did not have any direct contact with one another during the medieval ages, but they still developed very similar feudal systems. Warriors dominated the society and are bound by codes of ethics and obedience to their Lords. The main...
Our society today owes a lot to Greek influences. Here is a list of 8 things that we have borrowed from the Greeks.
Was Senmut the lover of Queen Hatshepsut? He was a courtier from humble beginnings and she was a controversial female Egyptian Pharaoh, but were they in love?
Imhotep was one of the greats of Ancient Egypt, but his tomb has never been found. Will Imhotep's lost tomb, mummy and rich treasure ever be found at Saqqara?
Metals have a variety of physical traits that limit the shapes and forms into which decorative metal works can be fashioned.
World War II was a terrible event that will be remembered as one of the darkest chapters in human history. Here are some reasons why the US entered the war and background on what caused the war to break out in the first place.
Speak like a real pirate on International Talk Like a Pirate Day on September 19. Instead of schlepping some bad Jack Sparrow speak, dazzle your friends by using some of the authentic quotes provided here.
Nationalism has played a major role in the history of the world. Nationalistic beliefs have led to imperialism, to independence movements, to war, and even to unity.
Plane crashes are disastrous events that lead to tragic loss of life. This article details the 5 worst plane crashes of all time and the effects they had on the aviation industry.
Life in the trenches during World War I was a terrifying, grim affair. But amid the horrors of the Great War, how did the soldiers spend their leisure time and enjoy themselves on the Western Front?
A summary of the Arian controversy prior to the First Council of Nicaea, the doctrines espoused by the Arians, and the origins of their teaching.
Fifteen men on a dead man's chest...yo ho ho and a bottle of rum. Want to learn what it would be like to be a pirate? Learn what pirates ate, what they did for fun, and how they lived in the past.
Christopher Columbus was not the first to discover the Americas, nor was he the first to realize that the earth is round. He was the first, however, in other exploits, namely genocide and the transatlantic slave trade. Doesn't sound familiar? Read on.
Europe is rising from the Middle Ages, looking back on the darkness and into the light of new ideas, new inventions, and new...worlds? I explore the reasons Europeans wanted to explore and colonize.
Herbert Hoover lived the American dream, he was an orphan and became a millionaire through his mining efforts across the globe. His success allowed him to donate his presidential earnings to charity.
Conflict between science and religion is an inevitable product of their diametric approaches to discovering truth. Five examples illustrate this point.
The policies of Chairman Mao Zedong were like a mountain range—full of high points and dangerous low points—that brought out the best and worst of the people.
Roman Catholics have a long tradition of eating fish on Fridays. The Friday Fish Fry is still common, especially during Lent, at many Catholic churches and other organizations and restaurants in areas with large Catholic populations. Learn how this tradition began despite the fact that there is no rule in the Catholic Church that its members eat fish.
There was nothing certain of the Union winning the Civil War, especially in the early years as the Confederacy entered the war with great advantages over the North.
Captain Georg von Trapp, leader of the world famous von Trapp family singers made famous by the Sound Of Music , was, in fact, an Austrian naval hero during World War I.
Songs that played a significant role in the lives of Union and Confederate soldiers during the Civil War.
China's 1st emperor, Qin Shihuang, accomplished staggering feats, from uniting the warring states to building the Great Wall. However, he could be draconian. Here are his top achievements and faults.
The worst most otrocious acts were done within concentration camps. Here you can learn what the German Holocaust was and what happened at the concentration camps.
A woman with the look of everybody’s favourite Grandma has left a trail of elderly men behind her who are poorer for making the lady’s acquaintance.
During the Cold War France and the United States were allies, but in Africa this alliance was often more marked by tension and conflict than cooperation.
One of the biggest factors in what a person would wear in ancient Egypt was their social class. The richer you were, the lighter the garment you would wear.
This article explores the impact of imperialism, revolution, and industrialization on 19th-century Europe. In what ways did they transform the continent? Were these changes uneven and sporadic?
Alexander Graham Bell's invention of the telephone revolutionized 19th century communication and was the precursor to the development of of the satellite mobile communications revolution of today...
Of all the great historical figures that have shaped the world down the ages. Which ten have had the most profound effect on both human and natural history.
A profile of four Presidents of the United States who chose not to run for reelection (and one who chose to) and what happened to them afterward.
Hades is very interesting, because he rules the dead, or people who need periodic times of privacy with which they can use to think about whatever troubles them. Hades also has psychic powers.
The British Royal Navy has a language all of its own. Jackspeak (navy slang) reflects both its proud history and also the culture (good and bad) of the sailor. Everyday salty (sometimes saucy) expressions originating from a life at sea.
In its post-war heydays, an all-male gathering of artists, writers, crooks, and aristocrats in London’s seedy red-light district involved crude behaviour.
James Buchanan became president just before the United States plunged into the nation’s most deadly war between the pro-slavery southern states and the anti-slavery northern states. As the southern states seceded from the Union one by one in the last months of his presidency, he helplessly stood by.
Chinese Empresses seldom feature prominently in the history of the Middle Kingdom. When they do, however, they leave legacies that either horrify or inspire for centuries.
Religion wasn't always lacking LGBT figures and themes! Records of ancient mythology indicate many gods and legendary heroes - of every color in the rainbow.
Brownies and House Elves feature prominently in the folklore of Northern Europe. But, they weren't always cuddly. In fact, poltergeist activity was often attributed to an angry brownie!
During World War 1 soldiers discovered the weapons they had been issued were not always best suited for trench warfare. Proving that necessity is the mother of invention, they adapted.
The nine Muses in Greek mythology have been sources of inspiration for the arts, philosophy, and science since antiquity. This article addresses their origins and attributes.
Gutenberg's printing press was a great historical event. Before it, all books had to be laboriously hand copied. His invention sparked a cultural revolution that would change the world forever.
what wash days were like sixty years ago before there were such things as automatic washing machines. Read this first hand account of what it was like in a working class home in Britain on wash day.
Anastasia Romanov was believed to have escaped the brutal killing of her family. Many years later, there was a woman who claimed to have been the true Anastasia. She went by the name Anna Anderson.
Throughout history, redheads have been feared and revered, loathed and adored, degraded and exalted. Here's an amusing look at the myths, legends, and a photo gallery of famous redheads with insightful quotes about the head of red!
50 years have come and gone since the day a bullet took the life of President Kennedy spraying blood all over Jackie's pink suit. That outfit still exists but you'll never see it in your lifetime.
Greek mythologies are not just stories; they carry moral values and allow glimpses of a culture long dead but not forgotten. It speaks of a culture that is still relevant even today.
He is the most famous pirate of all time, yet many of the stories told about Blackbeard are more myth than fact. This hub examines several myths about Blackbeard, and reveals the truth behind these stories.
Read stories from the Golden Age of Piracy, a time in history when famous pirates ruled the seas. Dead men tell no tales, except these.
During the Battle of the Bulge, Americans fought against a massive German onslaught. On Christmas Eve 1944, three American and four German soldiers honored a truce forced upon them by a German mother.
Early American furniture of the 17th century was limited to the bare essentials required for everyday life. Comfort was never an option and furniture pieces were basically tables, chairs, and beds.
Many modern houses are built of bricks, mortar and concrete. Who invented bricks? When were they first used? How is concrete made? This article explores the history of these common building materials.
A phenomenon of the Cold War period in U.S. history, "McCarthyism" is a term for allegations made against someone, accusing them of subversion or treachery, without sufficient regard for evidence.
The Roman Empire created the modern world. Its political and social institutions survive today. What would the world be like if the Romans had never built their empire?
In post-Civil War New York City, the Whyos gang controlled the crime activity in most of Manhattan for two decades.
How did Henry VIII feel about the six women whose lives he shared? Was he a monster without feelings, or did he love his wives?
The War of 1812, or as it is sometimes called “second war of independence,” was a military conflict between the United States and Great Britain, which started in 1812 and ended in 1815. Though no official borders changed as a result of the war, it did solidify America into one nation.
Shotguns were used in World War 1, but they were rare and usually single- or double-barrel break-action shotguns. The Americans brought a whole new meaning to military shotguns.
Everyone's heard of the Wild West, but what was it that made it so wild? Lawlessness? Crazy characters? New inventions? The lure of gold? Wars between natives and settlers? Read on to find out.
In 18 hours of racially motivated violence some 300 Africa Americans lost their lives in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
This article contains an explanation as to how events such as The Battle of Actium and the creation of The First and Second Settlements allowed Augustus to both gain and maintain Augustus' power.
Hermes was the Greek God, a trickster, messenger between realms, and a soul guide. He was the son of Zeus, brother of Apollo, and lover of Aphrodite. The Hermes archetype is a successful person.
Despite being one of Britain`s greatest ever generals, Monty was a very difficult person to deal with.
Everybody knows the United States of America. But where do the names of all the states come from? The aim of this page is to chart the origins and meanings of the names of all 50 States of the Union.
In WW2, African American officers of the 477th Bomber Group courageously put their careers and their lives on the line to fight segregation
Tales of outlaws have been immortalized by dime novels and legend. But not often does one stumble upon a story of a female bandit. Here you'll find the stories of 10 Western women who lived outside the law.
William Wallace is most often associated by many with the movie, Braveheart. William Wallace, however, was very real and this page looks at the truth behind the myths.
The USS Missouri was was struck by a kamikaze during WW2. What happened after that was controversial and unpopular.
40 Facts about Tamerlane - Timur the Lame conquered half the world despite his debilitating injuries. However, he is largely forgotten in popular history.
"The Blue People of Kentucky" are not a myth. They are members of the Fugate family, who carry a rare, recessive gene that makes their skin appear blue.
Learn the history behind Buddhist prayer flags (in Tibet, Nepal, and Bhutan) and how they are important to Tibetan Buddhism.
Athena was a Daddy's Girl in Greek Mythology, but a very wise and highly talented artisan. She is an archetype of an independent woman, one who is capable of being on her own without a man.
Alexander "Sawney" Bean was a clan leader born in 14th century Scotland. He was a known cannibal who, with the help of his wife, raised a large army of canniballistic children and grandchildren.
The Tudors are one of England's most notorious and fascinating royal dynasties. The recent TV show took some enormous liberties with the facts of their lives. Find out some interesting, and real, facts about the Tudors.
What did people eat in the 1920s? Learn a little bit of history with food in the 1920s and also see an authentic 1920s menu of food with recipes!
European history is rife with mysteries. Who were The Princes in the Tower and what happened to them?
These amazing white mummies found in China show us a part of history that has been completely forgotten. How did they get there? And who were they?
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.
An oral storytelling performance can be both entertaining and educational. Prose, poems, and songs can all tell a story. Myths and traditional tales are often shared orally.
In this article, I will talk about some of the most famous black outlaws, lawmen, and cowboys of the old west.
On April 24, 1918, three British Mark IV tanks (one male and two females) encountered three German A7V tanks. What ensued was the very first tank vs tank battle.
The history and legacy of the Mongolian Emperor, Temujin (Genghis Khan). A list of 40 facts about his life, death, deeds, and how he became one of the famous, successful, enduring leaders of all time.
The political structures that governed Japan and Europe during the Middle Ages had some interesting parallels, but there were also some important differences
Women's clothing is fascinating throughout all cultures, including Rome. There is a distinct style and look to them that is both fascinating and beautiful.
Grinding poverty forced families to send children as young as three off to work in the most appalling conditions imaginable.
To abolition activist Frederick Douglass, Abraham Lincoln's commitment to ending slavery seemed weak and vacillating. But after the two men met, Douglass grew to appreciate Lincoln's true merit.
A few fun and interesting facts about Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, one of America's most glamorous First Ladies.
Feudalism shaped the Middle Ages in Europe and defined the social and economic relationships between people from the 9th through to the 15th century. Here are 15 facts about Feudalism.
Romans are known for all the weird food that they ate during their lavish banquets. Some, however, are stranger than most, while others are more delicious.
Learn facts about the Battle of Gettysburg and read a summary of events that occurred during the fight. Find out why Gettysburg is considered the turning point of the Civil War.
Who are the Gypsies and where did they come from? The Roma or Romani people have long lived the Gypsy life. This article gives us a glimpse at the history of the Gypsies, who are not Egyptians at all.
The pope is supposed to be the man closest to God but what have we here? A history of debauchery, blood lust, unholy fornication, jealousy, murder, and nihilism? These men could compete and win as the world's biggest sleezemongers on any reality TV show.
In 1943, a transport was struck by a German guided missile. Of the estimated 1,180 dead, some 1,050 were U.S. soldiers. To this day the incident is still officially unacknowledged.
In 1918, the British introduced the Whippet, a light tank armed with four machine guns. During the few months they were in use they established themselves as one of the best tanks of the war.
Magazines, books, art materials, toilet tissue, wall-coverings, tickets, posters, packaging and even money are all made from paper. But where does paper come from, who invented it and how is it made?
By the late 1600s, European explorers had mapped much of the world, which led a canny Scotsman to develop an audacious scheme.
All about the Women's Auxiliary Air Force,some of the key women working during World War Two. The WAAF took over RAF ground based jobs from men and proved their worth in WW2.
This article provides an analysis of the historiography and historical trends concerning the Indian nationalist movement (Twentieth-Century)
Doug Hansen from Kent, Washington, was possibly the first and only postal worker to successfully climb Mt. Everest. This article explores his amazing feat, and his tragic death.
A description of the flags used by pirates during the Golden Age of Piracy. Symbols commonly seen on these flags are explained, and examples of flags flown by famous pirate captains are shown.
The lore of the honey bee from across the Celtic lands, as originally published in Celtic Guide (Volume 4, Issue 7, July 2015).
Abraham Lincoln, President of the United States, never once acknowledged Jefferson Davis as the president of the Confederate States. Here’s why.
The Myths and Legends of Robbers Cave: A tale of Jesse James explores both the history of Robbers Cave and the people associated with it. This article covers its early days as an outlaw hideout, the Robbers Cave experiment, and the cave's modern use.
10 Weird Gods and Goddesses - Myths and legends about ten absurd deities from eight different world religions. Includes Loki and a number of Greek gods.
Who was really the first explorer to discover North America? Ancient Romans, Egyptians as well as Irish Saints have all vied for the title. One thing is certain, it wasn't Christopher Columbus.
While details of her life are a mystery, today she is known as one of the best preserved mummies in the world. Meet Rosalia Lombardo, the girl in the glass coffin.
Poe was a master at reaching out to awaken the deepest emotions in others by shedding light on his own sorrows. Poe expressed the deepest love and deeper sorrows that was very much a part of himself.
From antiquity till modernity, China was ruled by over 800 emperors. Here are the greatest Chinese emperors in recorded history. The ones credited with China’s growth and survival as a major civilization.
Goldilocks (often with three bears) seems like a simple story for children, but it has pretty interesting history and many surprising variations.
Unlike his wimpy appearance in art, the real St. Aloysius Gonzaga had formidable will power and manly virtue.
The modern nation-state arose out of the collapses of the European feudal order and the Roman church monopoly. This article gives an overview of the rise of the nation-state in Europe and then its expansion world-wide.
The women of the Heian court were highly educated thinkers, artists, writers, who enjoyed a great deal of freedom and exercised considerable power in court life and courtly relationships.
Martin Luther King Jr.'s impact is apparent over 50 years after his untimely death. Here are some facts about the great man.
In the early 1960s, two films explored the fears of western Cold War audiences about the threat of Communism and nuclear war: The Manchurian Candidate (1962) and Dr Strangelove (1964). This is a brief consideration of how satire played a role in both films about Cold War anxieties.
Zeus was the most powerful God of Mount Olympus, and his myth is an interesting one! Much can be learned (and avoided) by a study of his archetype!
Today, it is common to compare the American and French Revolutions. But how much do they really have in common? In this essay, I argue that they have little to do with each other.
Flower design has existed for thousands of years, and like all other art movements, it has evolved and changed with time, cultures, and materials.
The Fog of War documentary with Robert S. McNamara is about the Cold War, Vietnam War, and Cuban Missile Crisis. McNamara shares his role in these events, as well as his birth during WWI and service in WWII. Additionally, he applies his lessons to the Iraq War. I summarize and analyze the film.
Everyday things are often taken for granted when, in fact, they have changed the world so much that people would miss them if they were gone. Here is a list of 20 American inventions in the last 200 years that have made a significant impact on human existence.
This sadistic Transylvanian prince ruled Wallachia, impaled his enemies, and became the focus of the Dracula legend.
A guide to the changing experience of women through history. From ancient times to the present day, women have adapted, survived and thrived.
This article explores the modern historiographical interpretations surrounding the Russo-Japanese War of 1904. What were its political, cultural and military consequences?
Andrew Jackson's reputation is not the greatest, but was he really the Indian hater people claimed he was?
Private William Hunter, who enlisted in the British Army in 1914 when he was 16, after repeated absences from his regiment, was shot at dawn for desertion on Feb 21, 1916.
The lovely Persephone was consort to Hades for one third of each year. He loved her so much that he kidnapped her with Zeus's permission, though he raped her and scared her half to death.
U.S. destroyer Johnston will go down in the annals of history for taking on destroyers, cruisers and battleships during WW2.
The purpose of the sideshow was to remove coin from people happily complicit in the exploitation of unfortunates.
Charles Dickens, like his character, Oliver Twist, knew from experience the meaning of poverty. Let's take a look at the social history that forms the background to the most famous of all his books.
Intro: Athens is one of the best known cities of the ancient world. With a rich culture and a legendary legacy it is one of the best known cities of the ancient world. The Athenians endured famine, plague, wars, and the destruction of their city but...
Recently, I was talking with a colleague at work and I mentioned that civilizations usually only last 500 years. The only problem was that I couldn't remember where I had heard that. In fact, I wasn't all that sure that I was right. I know that the...
The SS Californian became Titanic's scapegoat when she ignored the doomed liner's distress calls that fateful night. Less than 20 miles from the sinking ship, she saw the rockets and did nothing.
Olympic had quite a different fate than that of her younger sister. The only one of the class to have a long successful career, she never sank.
This article provides an examination of Nat Turner's rebellion, and explores both its causes and impact on American society at large.
Each of the original English colonies in the New World was founded with a distinct purpose. This purpose shaped the colony’s government, its economy, and even the settlers that it attracted.
The 50s were an interesting time in my life. There were new fads on television, in music, dances, and at school. Pop culture was changing. In this hub I recall popular fads of the mid and late 50s.
In March 1950, in a notorious case in Britain, a man was hanged for killing his daughter in what turned out to be a miscarriage of justice caused by a bungled police investigation.
An infamous serial killer lived just down the street from little Ann Marie Burr who vanished in 1961. Was this little girl Ted Bundy's first victim?
With a few millennia of history, China has a long list of legendary heroes. Here are five of the most famous Chinese heroes. Beloved for their moral uprightness, sense of justice, and undying patriotism.
A look into the history of the Titanic and the legacy of its passengers. Stories of those people who died and those who survived when the Titanic sank on April 14th 1912. The third-class passengers had the most deaths.
This article suggests a list of the 14 greatest religious leaders in history. A concise biography is also included with the name of each person or entity.
In some ways, Australia offered conditions for the perfect British colony, but in other ways it was far from ideal.
The sock hop, a rockin' rollin' sock-footed dance craze of the 1950s was loved by all dancing teenagers. It was a well-chaperoned dance full of good clean fun and an economical way for teens to spend Saturday night.
WW1 posters were used not just for recruitment, but for a range of propaganda purposes. Find out the story behind the propaganda posters of WW1.
Rosemary Kennedy, the little known and sometimes forgotten Kennedy lived in a place known as St. Coletta of Wisconsin for most of her life. Brain damaged by a botched lobotomy at the very young age of 23, she needed lifetime care afterwards. My son worked at St. Coletta for over three years while in college, and I remember the day he came home to visit for the weekend and told us that the most famous resident of St. Coletta, Rosemary Kennedy, had passed away.
The shields of the medieval period have a rich history. The different types of shields can tell us much about the events and developments of the medieval period. Their construction and decoration reveal much about the Middle Ages and the people who populated it.
The United States flag is an integral part of our history. This article will discuss the meaning behind the stars and stripes and how it relates to our culture.
The rights of individuals or groups of human beings have been denied through exploitation by others throughout time, but it is incredible the extent to which some abusers will go. The Dionne Quintuplets suffered from several...
Explore the lives of these six lesbian women in history and answer the question: were they, or weren't they?
When starting out with the best of intentions goes seriously wrong. Abandonment, torture, rape, and mistreatment, come see what the real Letchworth Village was like.
Demeter is the archetype of someone who derives fulfillment from nurturing others. It is otherwise known as the Maternal instinct, although in our times many men are free to express nurturing sides.