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.
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.
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?
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.
Here's a list of great women achievers from history. All of these women are from different fields and did extraordinary things in their life and times.
Thanksgiving 10,000 BC. Native American Nations from the First Nations in Canada to Native Americans in the USA to the Indigenous Peoples in Mexico and Central & South America are related to the global Circumpolar Peoples and their own traditions of Thanksgiving have carried along with them from one hemisphere to the other...
The Salem witch trials have fascinated historians for centuries, largely because of their bizarre nature and the great uncertainty that surrounds them. One of the most intensely debated topics is the question of why the girls began to accuse seemingly random townspeople of witchcraft. However, there is little evidence to support any theory, and consequently historians are forced to rely heavily on speculation. Many, including author and scientist Linnda Caporael, have found the traditional theor
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.
V65Q4W57HPGB The life of an apprentice chimney sweep in England in the 1600's - 1800's was dangerous and, too often, very short. This is a detailed description of their working lives.
Art History: Art has been used as propaganda throughout history, including in the Ancient Near East, in Ancient Egypt, and Ancient Greece. Art is used to deliver political and social messages that will stand the test of time.
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.
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.
The Eastern Front in World War 1 was every bit as horrendous as the Western Front and the war in the west cannot be fully understood without appreciating the effect the war in the east had on it.
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.
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.
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!
Conflict between science and religion is an inevitable product of their diametric approaches to discovering truth. Five examples illustrate this point.
Serial killers are among the world's most depraved, evil individuals, but there is no doubt that we find them completely fascinating. This article profiles some of the most well-known serial killers of the 20th century. The overview of their crimes will give you chills.
If any movement touches the arts and the education of a society, it cannot avoid the religious areas of society. Religion could be found in all areas of the Medieval world. It dictated economy, morals, and the political realm. A fine line existed...
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.
Learn more about Circe, the symbol of mythical witches, the ancient enchantress depicted in Homer's Odyssey, the mistress of Natural Magic and Metamorphosis.
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.
Ora Labora known as “Christian German Agricultural and Benevolent Society of Ora et Labora” (Pray and Work), where it's parishioners could combine work with prayer, and live according to the Methodist Church Discipline. Founded in 1862 on Michigan’s Wild Fowl Bay, the colony disappeared in 1867
Winter, 1926. In his tiny London laboratory, John Logie Baird turned down the lights on his small, invited audience. Moving images appeared in the darkness. The audience gasped. Television was born...
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.
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.
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.
40 Facts about Tamerlane - Timur the Lame conquered half the world despite his debilitating injuries. However, he is largely forgotten in popular history.
Find out why the Battle of Gettysburg is considered the turning point of the Civil War. Learn facts about the battle and read a summary of events that occurred during the fight.
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, with photos.
The Puritans fled England to escape religious persecution, but were the Puritan colonies in the Americas bastions of religious tolerance and freedom of thought?
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.
An interpretation of primary sources on the lost colony of Roanoke, detailing one possible outcome of the settlers' fate.
The failure to fully understand all options available when making decisions can cause confusion and uncertainty. I explain how Ben Franklin listed pros and cons to help when faced with conflicts.
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.
The history of the kimono begins to blossom. Today, we will examine the birth of kimono as a uniquely Japanese garment, starting with the juunihitoe.
Hailed as the "father of his country," even during his lifetime, George Washington is without doubt one of the most important figures from American history. Here are 20 Washington facts.
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.
Before Jackie Robinson wore #42 for the Brooklyn Dodgers, he was a US Army officer court-martialed after refusing to go to the back of the bus.
Learn more about the United States Constitution, the founding document and supreme law of the United States of America.
This is a discussion about the most well known of the Mughal rulers and compares each one's varying degrees of religious tolerance.
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.
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.
A guide to the changing experience of women through history. From ancient times to the present day, women have adapted, survived and thrived.
Learn the history behind Buddhist prayer flags (in Tibet, Nepal, and Bhutan) and how they are important to Tibetan Buddhism.
Until Queen Elizabeth II surpassed her in 2015, she was the longest-reigning woman in history. Here are some fun and interesting facts about Queen Victoria.
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.
Tips on creating the perfect Medieval-themed meal for your next event! Tudor period focus, but great for general medieval parties, too! (Note: jousting and knights not included, but encouraged.)
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.
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.
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.
A short biography of Dr Jose Protacio Rizal,(June 19, 1861 – December 30, 1896). Philippine National Hero. He was a nationalist and the most prominent advocate for reforms in the Philippines during the Spanish colonial era.
The Italian Front has never garnered the attention paid other fronts in World War One. Italy tied down millions of Austro-Hungarian troops which otherwise would have fought against the Russians.
Why did polio live among humans for thousands of years with few cases of paralysis, then change and cripple or kill thousands each year?
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.
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.
Explore the lives of these six lesbian women in history and answer the question: were they, or weren't they?
Maria Marten was a young woman living in Suffolk in eastern England who had the misfortune to fall in love with a wastrel.
Abraham Lincoln has been both hailed for freeing the slaves, and reviled as a white supremacist and racist. Which was he?
Our society today owes a lot to Greek influences. Here is a list of 8 things that we have borrowed from the Greeks.
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.
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.
Apparently the Nazis had much more in common with super villains than you think. Here are 10 of the most secret Nazi weapons of the Third Reich.
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.
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.
Andrew Carnegie was a poor immigrant from Scotland and ended up becoming an American entrepreneur during the time of the Industrial Revolution.
This sadistic Transylvanian prince ruled Wallachia, impaled his enemies, and became the focus of the Dracula legend.
This article is a summary of the political doctrine of the divine right of kings and the conflict surrounding it during the 17th century.
Nobody knows how Rome was founded, but that does not mean that later Romans were unable to come up with a good story. The myth of Romulus and Remus was the result.
What's the meaning behind shrugging the shoulders? A look at the implications of its variations, where it's usually seen and what judgments we might make from it.
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.
Martin Luther King Jr.'s impact is apparent over 50 years after his untimely death. Here are some facts about the great man.
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...
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.
Between the mid-1800s and the 1930s, spittoons were as common in American households as pots and pans and as common in American public places as trash cans. It was the golden age of spitting in America. These photos tell the story.
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.
China has enjoyed many golden ages throughout history, but it has also repeatedly suffered under brutal rulers. Here are the 10 most terrible Chinese Emperors to have ruled the Middle Kingdom.
Industrialization began in Britain in the middle of the 18th Century, radically changing the world forever. Here are 10 Facts on the Industrial Revolution.
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.
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.
Everyone that ever lived and everything they did has contributed to our history. It's the story of people on this planet. Historians are time-detectives, looking for clues to find out about the past.
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...
The Cuban Missile Crisis was a confrontation between the United States and the Soviet Union in October 1962 over Soviet nuclear-capable missiles in Cuba. The conflict ended with the Soviets removing the missiles, and nuclear war was averted.
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!
This article explores the modern historiographical interpretations surrounding the Russo-Japanese War of 1904. What were its political, cultural and military consequences?
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.
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.
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.
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!
Alexander the Great was an amazing commander, but he was not the great general history sometimes sees.
The legend of Princess Sheila NaGeira is well known throughout Newfoundland. She has inspired numerous articles, books, and even a couple of musicals. But just who was this mysterious person?
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 values of the Cult of Domesticity focused on the happiness of the family unit and the wholeness of the home. Popular in the 1800s to early 1900s, 1950s, and now 2010s as the New Domesticity.
The lore of the honey bee from across the Celtic lands, as originally published in Celtic Guide (Volume 4, Issue 7, July 2015).
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 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.
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.
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.
Young British men from upper-class families flocked to the colours in the First World War; for most, life in uniform was miserable and short.
A short summary of the key dates, facts and events in the middle of the first world war (1915-1916).
Iphigenia was the daughter of King Agamemnon in Greek mythology. Agamemnon was famously the leader of the Greeks at Troy, but in order to get there, Iphigenia had to be sacrificed.
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.
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.
Curious about life in the Colonial period? Learn about how daily life for colonial Americans and some surprising facts about women in Colonial trades.
This article provides an analysis of the historiography and historical trends concerning the Indian nationalist movement (Twentieth-Century)
The land known as Mesopotamia lies between the rivers Tigris and Euphrates, which flow through modern day Iraq.
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.
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?
St. Philip Neri revived Rome during the Renaissance, earning him the title of “Apostle of Rome,” but his most endearing quality is his joy.
The Titanic sunk as a result of a collision with an iceberg in the North Atlantic on that fateful night in 1912. The next day, icebergs with noticeable damage were found nearby and photographed. But where exactly did this occur? And where is the wreckage now?
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.
In the years following the terrible “Trail of Tears”, and before Oklahoma gained statehood, the Indian Territories remained wild and rugged. In southeastern Oklahoma, in what was once the Choctaw Nation, there lived a man who would come to...
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.
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.
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.
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.
The French Revolution; Jacobins; Reign of Terror; Guillotine; Vendee Uprising; King Louis XVI; Robespierre; Bigot; Illuminati; Cult of Reason; Atheism; Communism; Feminism; Satanism; the Antichrist.
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.
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.
In the novel 1984, the slogan "Freedom is Slavery" (positive is negative) as the second slogan in "Nineteen Eighty-Four", seems opposite the other two slogans, "War is Peace" and "Ignorance is Strength" (negative is positive). This seeming discrepancy is discussed.
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.
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.
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.
Christopher is best known for his maiden voyage across the Atlantic in 1492. Just as important are the subsequent three trips that Columbus made to the New World in the decade that followed his first journey.
Celtic Ireland, the time between the Bronze Age and before the coming of Christianity in the 4th century AD, is often looked on as something of a golden age in Irish history. At this time, the island was home to a rich and flourishing culture with...
The Tudor monarch was a man of large appetites and it took a small army of servants to feed him and his court.
The Germans launched their V-1 flying bombs during World War 2, but the very first pilot-less bomb was developed by the Americans during World War 1.
We take it for granted that we can look out of our homes through glass windows and walk in and out through lockable doors. But when were the first windows made? Have we always had doors? Find out now!
Booker T. Washington and W. E. B. Du Bois both fought in different ways for African American equal rights. But Du Bois accused Washington of counseling blacks to accept second class status.
Goldilocks (often with three bears) seems like a simple story for children, but it has pretty interesting history and many surprising variations.
Was the Mongol leader castrated by a princess, killed in battle, or did he fall from his horse and die from pneumonia?
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.
"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.
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.
How Duke William defeated King Harold at the Battle of Hastings in 1066 when he faced a defensive shield wall of 7000 Anglo-Saxons and had a steep hill to navigate.
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.
From cave paintings to the Internet, the development of the media has been one of bringing information to larger audiences faster.
Poteau's Dunbar School was the first school in Oklahoma to be desegregated. This article tells the history.
Starting in 1992, Sarajevo, capital of the Republic of Bosnia and Herzegovina, was under siege that lasted from 1992 to 1996, the longest in modern history-- longer even than the Siege of Leningrad.
A chronological summary of the major periods of Japanese history, for those curious about the roots of the unique Asian culture we know of today.
The meeting of Elizabeth I, queen of England and Ireland, and Grace O'Malley the Irish pirate queen. The meeting was quite remarkable. The political leader and the pirate formed a special bond.
There have been several warrior groups across history that developed a reputation for being fearless and deadly. These warriors distinguished themselves as some of the greatest forces in history. Learn about ten of them here in this article.
No doubt, the history of the transatlantic slavetrade still leaves a bitter taste in our mouths, but in what ways do we feel it’s effects today? What good (or bad) has slavery done to the black race?
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.
Arizona's state seal features a miner for good reason. Hard rock gold mining, placer gold prospecting, and gold as a byproduct of copper mining have yielded huge treasure for the state.
These are eight Australian and Tasmanian Aboriginals that have made a lasting impression on me with their determination to pursue reconciliation of Aborigines and whites through government, first contact interactions, sports, music, fine arts, writing, and acting.
In 1878 the great powers of Europe (and the world) of that time met in Berlin to decide to fate of the Balkan region. It is an important treaty that had its impact in the history of the world.
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.
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.
Unlike his wimpy appearance in art, the real St. Aloysius Gonzaga had formidable will power and manly virtue.
Those wacky royals are always up to something. Unfortunately, in past centuries, that something also included inbreeding. Find out what kinds of conditions a shallow gene pool caused in royalty.
The medieval jester grew out of ancient traditions of the comic actor. Many diverses cultures around the world have had some form of the jester, but the medieval court jester is the most iconic.
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.
We have all heard about the various inventions of Edison. Not many know about the contributions of Nikola Tesla. Tesla was a genius and deserves more credit and respect than what was given to him.
Here is a list of famous orphans and famous people from history who were orphaned or adopted and grew up to be celebrities and make positive contributions to society!
This article explores the life and character of Nat Turner; famous leader of the Southampton Slave Insurrection.
J.J. Thomson discovered the electron in 1897 and led the Cavendish Laboratory into a world-class research institution. His work opened he field of subatomic physics to experimental investigation and helped unravel the inner workings of the atom.
The Complexities of Ancient Egyptian concepts "Neheh" and "Djet," contrasted with the Hebrew understanding of God's eternality.
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.
Adolf Hitler is considered to be perhaps the most villainous man of the twentieth century. What many often forget, however, is that Hitler was not only a coldblooded tyrant but that also a brilliant persuader of men. He personally oversaw the deaths of millions of people, including the near extermination of the Jewish race while maintaining the full support of the German people. The entire German population was certainly not as heartless and cruel as Hitler was, so it stands to reason that Hitl
The purpose of the sideshow was to remove coin from people happily complicit in the exploitation of unfortunates.
For nearly a decade, the relentless waves battered the beached remains of a once mighty ocean liner. Salvo after salvo pummeled the wreck until there was nothing left.
The Berlin Wall fell in 1989, and sparked European integration, ethnic wars, Russian economic collapse, the end of Apartheid and blood shed in Congo.
Winston Churchill was one of the greatest wartime leaders of the 20th Century. Despite a privileged upbringing, he was a low achiever at school and had a rocky military and political career.
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.
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.
How the influence of Europe in the nineteenth century contributed to the collapse of the Ottoman Empire.
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.
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?
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.
Sam Patch, a mill worker from Pawtucket, Rhode Island, captivated the American public in the 1820s with his spectacular, death-defying leaps off waterfalls and other high, dangerous places. Patch became known as the "Jersey Jumper" and the "Yankee Leaper," as he conquered the Great Falls in Paterson, New Jersey, Niagara Falls, and the Upper Falls of the Genesee River in Rochester, New York. He died making his second jump at the Genesee falls, but he became an American folk hero.
Hera was the Greek goddess of Marriage and Commitments, something her husband Zeus saw differently. Hera was jealous and possessive, the product of a culture who saw a woman's value as low.
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.
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 Soviet Union formed three regiments of women pilots. One of them, the 588th Regiment of night bombers, struck such fear into the enemy, the Germans called them Nachthexen, “Night Witches”.
Soviet Captain Alexander Marinesko, commander of the submarine S-13 during World War II, holds the questionable distinction of causing the most shipping deaths in history.
Some things never change, including sex and politics. The Cabinet of President Andrew Jackson was no different than it is today with swirling rumors of scandal and adultery. However, this affair would ruin the careers of those in the president’s inner circle.
What is Morse Code? Is it still used today? Find out who is credited for inventing morse code and the importance of it.
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?
The shipwreck of the El Cazador with its vast silver coin hoard in 1784 would trigger a sequence of events which lead to America’s purchase of the vast track of land known as the Louisiana Territory.
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.
Hellenistic and Hellenic civilization were time periods in Ancient Greece. But what's the difference between the two? Wasn't "Ancient Greece" just Ancient Greece? Not really...