When Germany invaded Poland, only 23 German divisions were allocated to defend against 110 British and French divisions in the west. For eight months, the Allies waited for the Germans to attack.
The Admiral Graf Spee was loose in the South Atlantic. Finally cornered in the port of Montevideo by British cruisers, she was deceived into scuttling herself instead of blasting her way out.
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.
The Ainu are generally viewed as peripheral to Japanese history, but in reality, they were engaged in cultural, economic, and environmental exchanges with Japan that were very historically relevant.
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.
At the start of World War Two, 209 Polish defenders in an ammunition depot held off thousands of Germans, a battleship and dive-bombers. Even when hope of relief evaporated, they fought on.
This article explores the evolution of the historical community from the late nineteenth century to the present.
Austro-Hungarian armies lost their battles in 1914 in a bloody and lopsided fashion, and then ultimately lost the Great War. The reasons behind this are explored below.
In 1968 Peanuts, the most popular comic strip in history, was still all white. But a concerned schoolteacher convinced Charles Schulz to bring a black kid into the cast.
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.
George Washington played a role in two whiskey rebellions. The first occurred, when Yankee distillers began making whiskey from grain, while the second was the actual revolt of whiskey makers in PA.
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.
Explore Ancient Greece through fun, hands-on activities your homeschoolers or classroom students will love. Learn about the Gods, myths, geography and geometry. Come step back to Greeks of Old...
The descendants of the first Italians to live in the Okanagan Valley continue to grow on the property they have called home for nearly a century and a half.
The government of Turkey gets really annoyed when people call its 1915 massacre of Armenians genocide.
To drive the Germans out of the city of Zwolle in the Netherlands, the Canadian Army was prepared to level it. French-Canadian Private Leo Major had other plans.
Resources for those who have woken up to our responsibility to find out the real history from Iwo Jima veterans who are still alive.
Medieval medicine was based largely on inaccurate theories like humorism and sympathetic magic. Many of the herbs and techniques used were as deadly as the illness.
This article explores the modern historiographical interpretations surrounding the Russo-Japanese War of 1904. What were its political, cultural and military consequences?
In ancient Israel, Egypt, and Mesopotamia, few virtues were more respected and revered than wisdom. While its exact definition varied from culture to culture, it was nevertheless an ideal in which to aspire to, and those possessing it exhibited...
One of the most famous and recognizable monuments in the world, Stonehenge continues to fascinate and induce awe. Here are some interesting facts about the prehistoric stone circle.
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.
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.
Princess Margaret Rose was the younger sister of Queen Elizabeth II. Margaret was born into wealth and fame but neither could give her happiness. As she grew into womanhood, Margaret was to find her life restricted and her world turned into a fish...
U.S. destroyer Johnston will go down in the annals of history for taking on destroyers, cruisers and battleships during WW2.
In the Civil War, Col. Hiram Berdan’s Sharpshooters were an elite corps in the Union army. Even the Confederates recognized their effectiveness.
A short summary of the key dates, facts, and events in the build up to and the first year of the first world war.
In all of history, Sequoyah was the only Native American Indian to conceive and perfect an entire alphabet.
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.
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.
Disgusted by mankind, Zeus decides to flood the Earth. Only Deucalion and Pyrrha survive the Deluge. A striking Greek mythological parallel to Noah's Ark
Gladstone and Disraeli are generally thought of as the two greatest British Prime Ministers of the 19th century. They absolutely loathed each other.
How did a street urchin from London’s East End slums become a general in the Chinese revolutionary army?
Metals have a variety of physical traits that limit the shapes and forms into which decorative metal works can be fashioned.
In WW2, African American officers of the 477th Bomber Group courageously put their careers and their lives on the line to fight segregation
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.
During the scourge of warfare, defenseless children are often exploited in the most ruthless scenarios. Whether evacuated to safer places, tested for ethnic purity or imprisoned, they suffer.
The early administration of the federal government under the U.S. Constitution would look back on Shays’ Rebellion as a “healthy and essentially harmless expression of popular discontent by American farmers” which “prompted an excessive and...
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.
The history of politics and presidential campaigns in the United States bears out the reality that our discourse has always been subject to bitter partisan divisions, even during times of national crisis.
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.
The Battle of the Bulge was the largest land battle fought by the U.S. in World War II. It was also was the baptism of fire for an entire American Infantry Division.
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...
Most people have heard the story of the Mary Celeste but few know that of the Resolvin, A welsh merchant vessel discovered adrift and deserted off the coast of Newfoundland, August 29, 1884.
Causing the death of another human being by deliberate poisoning, if proved to a court’s satisfaction, constitutes incontrovertible evidence of premeditated murder.
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.
A document dating from 1937 has been used to show that Adolf Hitler planned to wage war several years before he did so. But is this a fair analysis?
Gas, guns and grenades weren't the only weapons in World War 1. Find out why sometimes primitive clubs, knives and daggers were more effective.
Vlad III Dracula was known after his death as Vlad the Impaler (Tepes) and had a reputation of being an evil and sadistic madman who resorted to unusual, brutal and bizarre methods of killing his victims. What was Vlad really like as a ruler and warlord?
The story behind the iconic WW2 photo of Sgt Franklin Williams sharing a soda with his "best girl" Ellen Harden
The soldiers of WWI were unprepared for the Horrors of life in the trenches, In the war to end all wars the soldiers in the trenches were living in what was called "Hell on earth"
Down in the hollow one may hear echos of the drills that bore into the hillsides, eking out mines with seams so narrow in some places that miners had to move through on their knees. If anyone could go down into the mines now, there might be sounds from the distant past -- pick axes, hammers and other tools still chinking away in the dark underground.
The Gallipoli Campaign had at its root the long-standing European and Russian ambitions in the area, and a snub by Britain that Turkey could simply not forgive. Who would Turkey side with?
During the American Civil War Robert Smalls became a national hero by capturing a Confederate ship and using it to carry himself and other slaves to freedom.
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 the history behind Buddhist prayer flags (in Tibet, Nepal, and Bhutan) and how they are important to Tibetan Buddhism.
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.
City life in Renaissance Florence, Italy provided the unique social and political environment necessary for so many talented artists to display their gifts so completely. Here's how.
A tribute to the Allied Merchant Navy in WW2, this article describes the convoy tactic that was fundamental during the Battle of the Atlantic (1939-1945) as a defense against the German U.Boats and their so-called wolf packs. The losses to shipping escalated until 1942, when at last the Allies were able to tilt the balance. The merchant sailors were civilians who faced terrible conditions with a high loss of life. They deserve our deep respect and to be remembered with profound gratitude.
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.
There’s a mariner’s graveyard in the Gulf of Saint Lawrence that rivals the Bermuda Triangle for lives lost, without being a manufactured mystery.
In 1864, the submarine H.L. Hunley sunk the USS Housatonic making it the first submarine in history to successfully carry out such an attack.
This article will take you through the history of metal bells and many other interesting facts about metal bells across the world.
The political structures that governed Japan and Europe during the Middle Ages had some interesting parallels, but there were also some important differences
James Monroe, aka the last cocked hat, was the fifth president of the United States. He had a great impact on our country, playing an integral part in the Louisiana Purchase.
Smithfield is an area of London known for its famous meat markets and quaint old streets and buildings. But did you know it was also where executions took place and heretics burned at the stake?
If you had never heard the term, you may wonder what the fork spooning is. Spooning is a type of hugging. Both people involved in the hug face in the same direction so that they look like spoons in a drawer.
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!
Ancient Roman food is fascinating! Read on to be thrilled, intrigued, and potentially grossed out by the diet of the ancient Romans. Maybe you'll even want to try it.
One of the most famous ships in sailing history, the RMS Titanic sank on her maiden voyage in 1912. Here are 15 interesting facts about the ship and the disaster.
The lore of the honey bee from across the Celtic lands, as originally published in Celtic Guide (Volume 4, Issue 7, July 2015).
In World War 1, the Russians created a tank that weighed 60 tons and resembled a giant backwards tricycle. An advancing line of them would have been awesome had its prototype lived up to the hype.
Although smoking is now socially akin to having two heads, when it was at its fashionable peak in the 20th century, many people were persuaded to believe it was the smart, sophisticated thing to do.
At Chattanooga, Confederate soldiers were only yards away from Ulysses S. Grant, the most important Union general in the Civil War. But instead of shooting him, they lined up to salute him.
Explore the lives of these five lesbian women in history and answer the question: were they, or weren't they?
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 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.
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.
"Stone Carvings of Cambodia" is a hub about the world-famous Khmer stone carvings, their history, and the culture that gave rise to them. Also discussed in this hub are the rise and fall of Angkor and Angkor Wat.
After the end of World War Two, Japan was utterly devastated. History books might ignore them, but here's a tribute to the passionate people who helped rekindle the country's spirit.
Downton Abbey portrays a grand house with many servants, but what was life really like for a typical Victorian servant? Maids of all work were often the only servant and had to do all the work!
The dictionary definition of bleach is "the whiteness that results from removing colour from some thing." The process of bleaching is now extensively applied in science. It is a process that provides a handy solution to countless industrial...
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 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”.
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.
Alexander the Great was an amazing commander, but he was not the great general history sometimes sees.
Americans often assume that most German civilians knew next to nothing about Hitlers Final Solution and were unaware that the SS controlled and administered the concentration camp system. While the death camps were located in conquered Poland, hundreds and hundreds of concentrations camps were scattered across the populated areas of Germany, most within walking or biking distance of towns and cities. They were not hidden; they served as public warning to opponents of the Nazi regime.
Historians have long studied the beginnings of the Cold War, and different historical perspectives have conflicting ideas as to which side owed the development of the Cold War between 1945-1948.
Coughton Court in Warwickshire, is one of England's finest Tudor houses. Local folklore tells of how the crest falling marked a moment of great tragedy for the House and the Throckmorton family.
According to Wikipedia, H.G. Wells wrote: "In the history of the world there have been thousands of kings and emperors who call themselves "their highnesses," "their majesties", and "their exalted majesties" and so on. They shone for a brief...
World War I was perhaps the most gruesome war in history. The armies used terrifying chemical and biological weapons to gain both a military and a psychological advantage over their enemies.
We have the Internet today, but back in the 1790s, there were only newspapers. What role did they have in shaping America?
Historians today still have trouble identifying what really happened to the colonists of Roanoke Island. There are multiple popular theories that possibly explain this disturbing mystery.
Find the list of great women achievers from history. All these women are from different fields and did extraordinary in their life and times.
How has Switzerland remained neutral for almost 200 years? It’s not because they declared their neutrality; it’s because they have ensured that invaders would pay dearly for attacking it.
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!).
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
Also known as Poteau's Mansion, The Woodson Home, or the House on the Hill, this is the real story of the House on Terry Hill.
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.
Feminism in the 21st Century is a mix of many different feminist beliefs. From the influence of the first movement that took root in 1840 to present times, the end-state goal of the women’s movement has not strayed from its intense desire to...
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.
Andrew Jackson's reputation is not the greatest, but was he really the Indian hater people claimed he was?
This lens is about Gill Sans, the most well known of the typefaces designed by Eric Gill. With its classical proportions, clean lines and high legibility, Gill Sans was an immediate success when it was created in 1928, and remains a firm favourite...
The Puritans, led by John Winthrop and John Cotton, lived by the highest standards in a bond of brotherly affection to establish a city upon a hill as God had bestowed His blessings of liberty.
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.
HMS Perseus, a British submarine with 61 souls on board, sank in the Mediterranean in December 1941. One man, John Capes, escaped a watery grave against impossible odds.
The United States was the only country that had a fleet of lighter-than-air airships during World War 2. These airships proved themselves extremely effective at protecting ocean convoys.
The telephone is an amazing piece of technology that has shaped our lives in more ways than we can possibly imagine. It is such a common item today that we barely even think about it - we just take for granted that we will have access to a...
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.
Harriet Lane was one of only a few First Ladies who were not married to a president. When her uncle, James Buchanan, moved into the White House, Harriet became the First Lady of the United States.
Great Lakes steamer Rising Sun sailed from High Island to Benton Harbor, Michigan in October, 1917. It was her last voyage. Here is the story plus photos contributed by a reader of the article.
Poteau's Dunbar School was the first school in Oklahoma to be desegregated. This article tells the history.
In the progress of human civilization, two major historical trends have been consequential: the transition to agriculture, and the industrial revolution. These two major events are primarily responsible for certain regions and societies becoming wealthier and more powerful than others. Human progress and advancement continues with ongoing improvements in technology and science.
Discover the lives of three ancient queens who changed the course of history: Hatshepsut of Ancient Egypt, Olympias of Macedonia, and Amanirenas of Kush.
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.
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.
This is a discussion about the most well known of the Mughal rulers and compares each one's varying degrees of religious tolerance.
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.
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...
On August 3, 1492 Christopher Columbus along with the 88 members of his crew and their families attended Mass in the Church of St. George the Martyr in the Andalusian town of Palos de la Frontera on the southern coast of Spain. Here they prayed...
The old expression to “set a thief to catch a thief” certainly applied to Jonathan Wild, who prowled the streets of London in the 18th century operating on both sides of the law.
Review and summary of Orlando Figes' book, "A People's Tragedy: A History of the Russian Revolution."
This article is about Henry the man - his loves, his wives, his children. Famous for having six wives, Henry is said to be the only English King to have had more wives than mistresses.
The first people in Ireland were hunter gatherers, and they almost certainly migrated from Britain to Ireland as the last ice age ended. The earliest known site of human habitation in Ireland is at Mountsandel, near Coleraine in Northern Ireland....
Eilley's dream home all too soon filled with sadness and her happy life had changed to one of sorrow and loneliness.
The Native Hawaiian voyaging canoe, Hōkūleʻa, has crisscossed the Pacific Ocean and reinstilled pride in a native culture. Now she & her skilled crew are on a worldwide voyage without instruments.
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!
The 8 Wives of Ivan The Terrible - Ivan IV Vasilyevich of Russia was married 8 times, but can he be blamed for the execution or divorce of the wives he replaced?
With a few millennia of history, China has a long list of glorious heroes. Here are five of the most famous Chinese heroes. Beloved for their moral uprightness, sense of justice and patriotism.
The US Joint Chiefs of Staff contemplated committing attacks against American installations and cities that would be blamed on Fidel Castro to justify a full military invasion of Communist Cuba.
Mary Elizabeth Bowser operated as a Union spy in the household of Confederate president Jefferson Davis. Never caught, she was one of the most productive Union operatives of the Civil War.
A brief History of Chicago Illinois: Great Chicago Fire, L Train, the Loop, Old Town, Maxwell Street, Stock Yards, world's first skyscraper, Windy City, Great Migration, Jane Addams, and World's Fair.
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?
The Frisco and the KCS railroads had a major impact on the growth of Southeastern Oklahoma. This tells a little about their early development.
A list of the current seven man-made wonders of the world. Each with simple, bullet pointed, quick facts.
Ulrich presents an analysis of the societal values and ideologies of New England womanhood during the colonial period
In World War Two, the 761st Tank Battalion (Black Panthers) comprised mainly of African-Americans, endured discrimination, saw extensive action in Europe, and performed magnificently.
For a few, life in a medieval castle would have been relatively comfortable; for others, it would have been a smelly and dirty place to live.
A history of the Jack O'Lantern explaining the connection to old Samhain, the spirit realm, folklore, and religious attempts to stifle the old ways.
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.
Part 4 of 4 detailing the animosity, division and hatred that gripped 19th century America and its eventual lighting of the American Civil War
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.
The reign of King James VI resulted in Scotland becoming one of the worst perpetrators of witch trials in Europe. Why was James so obsessed with witchcraft?
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...
William the Silent was the first head of state to be assassinated by means of a handheld firearm, but was by no means the last.
On its way to the Battle of Gettysburg, the Confederate army under Robert E. Lee terrorized black citizens by attempting to capture and transport them south into slavery.
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.
Chinese Empresses seldom feature prominently in the history of the Middle Kingdom. When they do, however, they leave legacies that horrify or inspire for centuries.
Facts about Sacagawea and the Lewis and Clark expedition, also known as the Corps of Discovery. All about an inspiring young Native American Indian woman.
Terrible food, miserable living conditions, brutal discipline, and the strong possibility of an early violent death were the lot of Eighteenth Century sailors.
Despite being one of Britain`s greatest ever generals, Monty was a very difficult person to deal with.
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.
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.
In the elite graves surrounding the great pyramid of Khufu so-called 'reserve heads' were found. To this day, their purpose is shrouded in mystery, but a compelling new theory may solve the riddle.
St John of the Cross was named the patron of Spanish poets in 1952 by the Spanish Ministry of National Education. His most beautiful poem was composed while suffering in prison.
A British soldier of the Great War might have saved the world a great deal of pain if he had squeezed the trigger on his rifle at the right moment.
Ben Franklin listed pros and cons to help make important decisions in his life of conflicts. I'll explain how he did it.
What was the purpose of William Lloyd Garrison's anti-slavery newspaper The Liberator? How did Garrison imagine this paper would help end slavery?
Wernher von Braun was a German-American aerospace engineer who was one of the founders of the space program in the United States.
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.
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.
This article summarizes the career of legendary explorer Colonel Percy Fawcett, who vanished in Brazil during 1925. The story also provides many theories explaining how and why he disappeared.
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.
Who are some of the most notable First Ladies of the United States? How did they contribute to the success of their husband’s careers in politics and to the life of their country?
Matryoshka dolls, also known as Russian nesting dolls, date back to the 19th century. There are different theories regarding their origin.
This article features a series of Gordon Parks photos, taken by the famous photographer in 1942, of life in a housing project in the Anacostia section of Washington, DC.
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...
Carpathia rescued the survivors of the RMS Titanic on April 15, 1912. But what happened to this vessel afterwards?
Sitting along Interstate 17 in Arizona' s Verde Valley between Phoenix and Flagstaff is an ancient Indian ruin known as Montezuma Castle. Here is the history from its origins as a dwelling to today's
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.
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!
Fells 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.
Two eccentric New Yorkers from an established and respected family withdrew into their home and began collecting what many regard as garbage.
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?
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.
In 1692, Father Kino and Papago Indians began the labor of building the mission, San Xavier del Bac. On completion, April 28, 1700, Kino learned of a silver mine nearby which, by legend, he worked.
At the Reagan Presidential Library and the Reagan Ranch Center, one can see a remarkably personal symbol of Ronald Reagan the man, a clue to his character that reveals far more than armored limousines
The Etruscans are a largely forgotten people that lived in Italy during the same time as the Greeks and Romans and witness both cultures. The demise of their people and culture can be seen in their beautiful sarcophagi that tell a very poignant story.
"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!
To stop thousands of Belgians, spies and smugglers from slipping over to the neutral Netherlands, the Germans constructed an electrified border. Up to 3,000 people were electrocuted.
The last 100 years in its reign, the dynasty was riddled with problems and became weaker and weaker as timed progressed—however, China did not go down without a fight.
This is a short history of Imperial measurements and shipping in the American Colonies. The page also explains barrels, hogsheads, kilderkins, and other wooden casks.
European history is rife with mysteries. Who were The Princes in the Tower and what happened to them?
How did the field of nursing go from a criminals' career to a modern-day hero's career? There were many women (and men) who have helped in facilitating the improvements and great strides toward success in the field of nursing in the past one hundred and fifty years. But just who were these great men and women nurses, and how did they aid in the institutionalization of nursing as we know it today?
Explores the lives of female pirates from 1700, including Anne Bonny, Mary Read, Charlotte Badger, and Gunpowder Gertie.
The battle of the Somme is today synonymous with military folly and pointless bloodshed, but in truth there were good reasons to attempt the massive assault. The military balance at the time favoured the defender, but there seemed to be no other way to break the deadlock.