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.
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.
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?
Fell's Point, in Baltimore, Maryland, is a waterfront area filled with 18th-century homes. The National Historic Register of Places recognizes Fells Point's historic and architectural significance.
In 1854, Roger Tichborne was lost at sea. His mother refused to believe her son was dead and embarked on a campaign to find him.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The myth of Demeter and Persephone was of central importance in Greek religion, being at the heart of the Eleusinian Mysteries which gave hope of rebirth to a better afterlife.
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.
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.
The third part in a three part hub. The story behind Freedomland U.S.A., a Disneyland sized theme park that once existed in the Bronx
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.
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.
Conflict between science and religion is an inevitable product of their diametric approaches to discovering truth. Five examples illustrate this point.
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.
This sadistic Transylvanian prince ruled Wallachia, impaled his enemies, and became the focus of the Dracula legend.
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.
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.
130 years after her death, Marie Laveau is still "the" Queen of Voodoo, but her life is more mystery than history. She couldn't read or write, and never gave an interview, never sat for a portrait.
The Puritans fled England to escape religious persecution, but were the Puritan colonies in the Americas bastions of religious tolerance and freedom of thought?
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 history of the kimono begins to blossom. Today, we will examine the birth of kimono as a uniquely Japanese garment, starting with the juunihitoe.
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.
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.
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.
The primary similarities and differences between the geographies, economics, educations, and governments of ancient Spartan and Athens.
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...
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.
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.
Learn more about Circe, the symbol of mythical witches, the ancient enchantress depicted in Homer's Odyssey, the mistress of Natural Magic and Metamorphosis.
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?
This article explores the Russian public's interpretation of Rasputin along with the Satanic, the religious and modern perceptions of him.
The “micromort” is a unit used to estimate the probability of a one-in-a-million chance of experiencing sudden death.
Part 1 in a series of articles on odd and unknown aspects of World War II, and what we can learn from them (with pictures!).
During the 1800s, Oklahoma was a wild and rugged place, full of outlaws and almost devoid of law. These treasure tales from Oklahoma tell the story of a number of outlaw treasure gained and then lost again. Somewhere in the heart of Oklahoma lies several million dollars of buried loot.
When the British made life difficult for German submarines, the U-boats began patrolling US waters. They enjoyed so much success against the unprepared Americans, they called it the Second Happy Time.
Curious about life in the Colonial period? Learn about how daily life for colonial Americans and some surprising facts about women in Colonial trades.
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.
Ancient Egyptian nobles and kings loved to keep dwarfs and pygmies in their households. Dwarfs were believed to have supernatural powers and a special connection to the gods.
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.
What is Morse Code? Is it still used today? Find out who is credited for inventing morse code and the importance of it.
In some ways, Australia offered conditions for the perfect British colony, but in other ways it was far from ideal.
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.
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.
Everyone knows what happened to the RMS Queen Mary. As the last surviving liner, she's a float hotel in Long Beach, California. But where is her sister, RMS Queen Elizabeth? It's a sadder story.
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.
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?
Caligula is an infamous emperor, known for his cruelty and narcissism. He's often described as insane, since many things he did are outright weird and bizarre.
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.
The Scottish-born inventor and innovator was credited with inventing the first practice telephone, helping improve the lives of the deaf, and founding Bell Telephone Company.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
There are a number of warrior civilizations across history who have a reputation of being fearless and deadly. These warriors have distinguished themselves as one of the greatest forces in history. These elite groups are enough to send shivers down the spine of their enemies.
In an era when blacks were thought incapable of flying airplanes, Eleanor Roosevelt went up with a black pilot at the controls. By doing so, she helped establish the famed Tuskegee Airmen of WW2.
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.
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.
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.
This article explores the impact of Greek culture on Roman art, literature, architecture, and military practices.
During the Battle of the Bulge, one segregated unit nearly lost all its men and it took years to be recognized. By helping to defend both St. Vith and Bastogne, it deserves its place in history.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Dan Quayle is an American politician who served as the 44th Vice President of the United States from 1989 to 1993, teaming with President George H.W. Bush.
Cajuns, Mardi Gras, Voodoo, jazz, the French Quarter, Storyville, hurricanes, floods, the Mississippi River, the Big Easy. Explore the unusual history of New Orleans.
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.
There have been a number of brilliant military generals in history but only a few have stood apart from the rest of the competition. These generals are known for their brilliant tactics which have given them a lasting impression in history as the greatest.
In this article, I will talk about some of the most famous black outlaws, lawmen, and cowboys of the old west.
The body of John Torrington stunned the archeologists who exhumed it in 1984 while searching for the cause of the legendary Franklin's failure. Perfectly preserved, it stared back at them, literally!
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.
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.
Was there a secret language of hand fans? This article looks at the historical references and discusses whether it was a common practice or just a romantic fabrication.
An oral storytelling performance can be entertaining and educational. Prose, poems, and songs can tell a story. Myths and traditional tales are often shared orally.
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.
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!
Many regard the contributions to science of the 19th century Scottish physicist, James Clerk Maxwell, as on par with Isaac Newton and Albert Einstein.
Some people think they know everything about Deadwood, South Dakota, but could they pass a history test that includes the true facts about the town and its people?
Our society today owes a lot to Greek influences. Here is a list of 8 things that we have borrowed from the Greeks.
Despite being one of Britain`s greatest ever generals, Monty was a very difficult person to deal with.
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.
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!
Topeka's Rochester Cemetery has been a favorite of ghost hunters and Halloween thrill seekers since at least 1967. They come here hoping to see the infamous Albino Woman who roams the cemetery as well as the surrounding neighborhood, supposedly searching for her lost child. But Rochester Cemetery is much more than the home of a famous ghost.
In addition to Benjamin Franklin's political and scientific involvements, he wrote engaging stories to help his readers with many aspects of their lives. These are his five best books that I've read.
History is littered with really bad weapons that have actually been taken into battle. Despite the mortal danger that these design flaws pose, there is something humorous about their Wile E. Coyote nature. Here are 10 of my absolute favorites.
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 Effingham hospital fire on the night of April 4, 1949, was the second largest in United States history, with a total of 77 fatalities. The tragedy resulted in a nationwide overhaul of hospital fire safety regulations thereafter.
St. Philip Neri revived Rome during the Renaissance, earning him the title of “Apostle of Rome,” but his most endearing quality is his joy.
Bartholomew "Black Bart' Roberts although not the most famous pirate of the seven seas was certainly the most prolific pirate of the Golden Age of Piracy. He became a pirate not by choice but by force; however, he embraced his new career with fervor when he became captain of his own ship. Although he was a religious man, having a clergy man on board his ship, he was often cruel in his dealings with captives. Read on to discover more facts about Black Bart the Pirate.
The Liberty Bell is an iconic symbol of American independence, but started its political career as a simple device to call colonists to meetings in 1752. It is now a worldwide symbol for freedom and justice.
Apollo was the favorite son of Zeus and one of the second generation of gods and goddesses in Greek myth. His twin sister was Artemis. He was an archer, a lawyer, the Sun God, and played the lute.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Explore the lives of these six lesbian women in history and answer the question: were they, or weren't they?
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 Roaring Twenties was a time of great celebration and independence, but in Oklahoma, it was also a time of bootleggers, outlaws, and gangsters.
Around the landscape of Denmark can be seen evidence of trolls. Their caves, mounds, and holes dot the landscape. Are they really fierce savage monsters though?
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.
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.
Blythswood Missionary Institution in the former Transkei, South Africa, was unique in that the people it served asked for it and contributed to the cost of setting it up.
This article is a summary of the political doctrine of the divine right of kings and the conflict surrounding it during the 17th century.
Industrialization began in Britain in the middle of the 18th Century, radically changing the world forever. Here are 10 Facts on the Industrial Revolution.
Maritime disasters, whether in times of war or peace, can be some of the deadliest, most devastating events imaginable.This article lists five of the worst shipwrecks in history, from the famous sinking of the Titanic to the little know tragedy of the MV Wilhelm Gustloff.
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.
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.
Vietnam Veterans Memorial salutes Veterans who died during the war. The Wall has an interesting history surrounded by controversy. The Three Servicemen Statue and Womens Memorial are also in the park.
Martin Luther King Jr.'s impact is apparent over 50 years after his untimely death. Here are some facts about the great man.
The US Marine sword is one of the most iconic uniform items in the armed forces. These are the regulations for wear, differences in the styles, and a little history of the US Marine NCO and Officer dress sword.
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.
Edwin Booth, the great Shakespearean actor, achieved his fame through tragedy. Ironically, the tragic assassination of President Lincoln by his younger brother nearly undermined his success.
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.
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 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.
Nineteen Eighty-Four borrows heavily from historical figures and events. This classic novel serves as a warning against totalitarianism.
Andrew Jackson was the 7th President of the United States and he had a very aggressive personality and bad temper. Before he became President, one thing he was known for was fighting in duels. Although it's unknown how many duels he fought in, there were some standouts that have been well documented. These are 3 of those standouts.
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!
Although World War I was sparked by the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand in the Balkans, the fighting in Southeast Europe is not well-known.
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.
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...
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...
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.
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.
Sometimes the most stunning colors appear at sunset. Likewise, the last days of a saint are beautiful to behold. St. Edith Stein glowed in her final days.
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...
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.
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.
The F-18 Hornet is in the news. The many types of Hornets can be confusing. We break it down for you so you too can know your Hornets.
Cats have endeared themselves to famous creative people throughout history. Discover some of the writers, inventors, philosophers and solitaries they've inspired.
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.
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.
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...
Abraham Lincoln, President of the United States, never once acknowledged Jefferson Davis as the president of the Confederate States. Here’s why.
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!
Although largely decorative, the interior style of Georgian homes was understated as being much simpler and less ornamental than other period styles.
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 Venn diagram has had a long history in the classroom. And, to this day, it's one of the most effective tools for education. So how did it start and why is it so popular? Let's find out.
A guide to the changing experience of women through history. From ancient times to the present day, women have adapted, survived and thrived.
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.
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?
Traditional wedding customs are an important part of weddings around the globe. Each culture has their own unique customs which make weddings meaningful and enjoyable. German weddings are rich with numerous customs which would make a wonderful...
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.
In 1897 Anita Hemmings became the first black graduate of Vassar. But because she was passing for white, when her race was discovered she almost wasn’t allowed to graduate.
There is a pretty good chance that you have Irish connections. It is staggering how many generations have left the Emerald Isle through the years. Even more amazing is the influence they have had upon the entire world.
"I cannot tell a lie," "Play It Again, Sam," "Beam me up, Scotty..." Famous quotes from famous people or movies? Think again! You would be surprised to know how many famous MISQUOTES there are!
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.
Christy Brown could only control his left leg as a result of his cerebral palsy. He overcame his disability to become an accomplished painter and international best-selling author.
Germany and the Soviet Union had a non-aggression pact during the start of WW2, but this was soon broken by Hitler when he invaded the Soviet Union in 1941. There were a number of reasons for this inevitable invasion.
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.
Andrew Jackson served as the seventh president of the United States after gaining fame as a general in the United States army and serving in both houses of Congress. During his two terms as president, he sought to act as the direct representative of the “common man.”
The most documented dance plague in history leaves many questions: what was it, what caused it, and why did it eventually dissipate? Read more to find out . .
The Nazi’s centralized camp for clergy was Dachau, making it the so-called largest monastery in the world. This article recalls four stellar souls of these dark days.
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.
The black plague, also known as the black death, is a disease caused by the bacterium Yersinia pestis. It enters the body through the skin and travels via the lymph system. The bacteria live in the digestive tracts of fleas. The fleas, of course,...
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.
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.
During the Battle of the Somme, the British and Germans fought for 64 days over a 75-acre patch of woods called High Wood. The British threw in cavalry, gigantic flamethrowers and their new tanks.
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 Tudor monarch was a man of large appetites and it took a small army of servants to feed him and his court.
St. Hildegard’ legacy to culture, medicine, and spirituality have multiple benefits to our everyday lives. Her soul was like a flourishing garden.
What happened to Wallis Simpson after Edward died? Was she senile? Was she bedridden? Or was she imprisoned in her own home by her elderly French lawyer, Maitre Blum? And when did she really die?
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.
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?
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.
Between Game of Thrones and Clash of Clans, our modern culture is immersed in castle siege references. While in real life there were less dragons, these stories undoubtedly need to be recounted.
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.
Who first discovered America? Was it Columbus...or did somebody else get there first? If so, who? How do we know?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The most efficient branch of the U.S. Army in World War II was the artillery. 20 years of innovations between the wars helped make it the best in the world.
Unlike his wimpy appearance in art, the real St. Aloysius Gonzaga had formidable will power and manly virtue.