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  • Guadalcanal was the beginning of an island-hopping campaign which led to the very gates of the Japan it was a turning point in the Pacific War forcing the Japanese military to go on the defensive.

    Guadalcanal— Turning Point in the Pacific, 1942

    Guadalcanal— Turning Point in the Pacific, 1942

    by Mark Caruthers0

  • 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

    What Caused the Salem Witch Trials?

    What Caused the Salem Witch Trials?

    by Josh Wilmoth37

  • A history of the British wig: the "peruke," more commonly called the "powdered wig" or the "judge's wig." What follows is a history of the peruke's origins, terminology, culture, and even a fun Monty Python video.

    Hairstyles of the British Court: Whigs in Wigs

    Hairstyles of the British Court: Whigs in Wigs

    by Shadesbreath52

  • 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.

    Medieval Remedies

    Medieval Remedies

    by Jenna Ivy1

  • 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.

    Jonathan Wild—Thief Taker

    Jonathan Wild—Thief Taker

    by Rupert Taylor1

  • 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.

    What Did Most Germans Know About the Nazi Concentration Camp System?

    What Did Most Germans Know About the Nazi Concentration Camp System?

    by Theresa Ast197

  • This article provides an analysis of the historiography and historical trends concerning the Indian nationalist movement (Twentieth-Century)

    Historiography of Indian Nationalism

    Historiography of Indian Nationalism

    by Larry Slawson1

  • This is the story of Alphonse Mucha, the artist who was arrested by the Gestapo and succumbed to the physical distress after being interrogated. It was a tragedy.

    Artists With Tragic Deaths: Alphonse Mucha

    Artists With Tragic Deaths: Alphonse Mucha

    by Denise McGill10

  • Theseus is one of the most famous of the Greek heroes. This is the story of how he entered the deadly maze of the Labyrinth and encountered the Minotaur, half-man and half-beast.

    The Greek Myth of Theseus and the Minotaur

    The Greek Myth of Theseus and the Minotaur

    by SarahLMaguire3

  • To understand Luther and the Protestant Reformation, one has to understand humanism. This Renaissance was a movement that would have man taking control of their own lives and souls: “man was now the creator of his own destiny.” This was the...

    Martin Luther's Humanism Education

    Martin Luther's Humanism Education

    by Rebecca Graf0

  • 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!

    When Brownies Turn Bad

    When Brownies Turn Bad

    by Carolyn Emerick6

  • For thousands of years, our ancestors hesitated on the fringes of the European continent, seemingly unable to penetrate this frozen frontier. But an important cultural and technological revolution changed all that. Humans entered Europe...and they discovered a land of plenty: vast swathes of windswept grassland, teeming with megafauna...

    The European Megafauna

    The European Megafauna

    by James Kenny14

  • Jane Shore was born to a respectable, prosperous family during the War of the Roses, but she was to become notorious as Yorkist King Edward IV's mistress. So find out more about her amazing life

    Jane Shore - Famous Royal Mistress

    Jane Shore - Famous Royal Mistress

    by CMHypno10

  • 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?

    First Ladies: The Wives of the U.S. Presidents

    First Ladies: The Wives of the U.S. Presidents

    by Catherine Giordano20

  • The life and death of Polycarp, Bishop of Smyrna, with a discussion of special problems in establishing the dates of his birth and martyrdom.

    Who Was Polycarp of Smyrna?

    Who Was Polycarp of Smyrna?

    by B A Johnson4

  • Iranians pack the streets for the revolution, shoulder to shoulder. You could see nothing but a sea of people for miles!

    The Iranian Revolution of 1979

    The Iranian Revolution of 1979

    by Erik Dwyer0

  • 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.

    10 People Who Changed History

    10 People Who Changed History

    by James Kenny99

  • In the Civil War Robert E. Lee was a defender of slavery, while Ulysses S. Grant did all he could to destroy it. But it was Lee who thought slavery was morally wrong, while Grant seemed not to care one way or the other.

    On Slavery: Robert E. Lee Vs Ulysses S. Grant

    On Slavery: Robert E. Lee Vs Ulysses S. Grant

    by Ronald E Franklin28

  • Songs that played a significant role in the lives of Union and Confederate soldiers during the Civil War.

    10 Songs of the Civil War Era

    10 Songs of the Civil War Era

    by Nick Burchett2

  • 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.

    What Is History? Introducing History to Kids

    What Is History? Introducing History to Kids

    by Amanda Littlejohn49

  • Flower design has existed for thousands of years, and like all other art movements, it has evolved and changed with time, cultures, and materials.

    A Short History of Floral Design

    A Short History of Floral Design

    by Colwynn1

  • Japan and Europe did not have any direct contact with one another during the medieval ages, but they still developed very similar feudal systems. Warriors dominated the society and are bound by codes of ethics and obedience to their Lords. The main...

    Short Comparison of Chivalry and Bushido

    Short Comparison of Chivalry and Bushido

    by sszukala18

  • 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?

    Famous Executions at Smithfield

    Famous Executions at Smithfield

    by CMHypno12

  • 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.

    Cigarettes and the Seduction of Women

    Cigarettes and the Seduction of Women

    by Jane Bovary32

  • 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.

    5 Chinese Heroes You Should Know About

    5 Chinese Heroes You Should Know About

    by Kuan Leong Yong0

  • 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.

    The Cuban Missile Crisis: On the Brink of Nuclear War

    The Cuban Missile Crisis: On the Brink of Nuclear War

    by Doug West4

  • This article explores the life and character of Nat Turner; famous leader of the Southampton Slave Insurrection.

    Nat Turner: Quick Facts

    Nat Turner: Quick Facts

    by Larry Slawson4

  • Alexander II of Russia brought about great reforms to his country that have gone forgotten over the years.

    Great Reforms of Alexander II

    Great Reforms of Alexander II

    by Rebecca Graf0

  • Thomas Jefferson, our third president is memorized on Mount Rushmore, along with Washington, Lincoln and Roosevelt. His vision, quite radical for 1700s help define the government for the new nation.

    Thomas Jefferson's Legacy

    Thomas Jefferson's Legacy

    by Harry Nielsen0

  • During World War II, some men who refused to fight volunteered for a study on the effects of starvation on the human body.

    Minnesota Starvation Experiment

    Minnesota Starvation Experiment

    by Rupert Taylor0

  • 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...

    Ancient Greece: A Unit Study

    Ancient Greece: A Unit Study

    by Evelyn Saenz31

  • The Roman Empire created the modern world. Its political and social institutions survive today. What would the world be like if the Romans had never built their empire?

    What If the Roman Empire Had Never Existed?

    What If the Roman Empire Had Never Existed?

    by Robert P16

  • 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,...

    Cats and the Black Plague

    Cats and the Black Plague

    by Holle Abee64

  • It is said that the city of Buffalo got its name from the creek that it is built around. But the question is then, why was the creek named Buffalo? How did the creek become known as Buffalo Creek?

    How Buffalo, New York Got Its Name

    How Buffalo, New York Got Its Name

    by Drew Overholt0

  • 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...

    German Wedding Customs

    German Wedding Customs

    by Seabastian13

  • 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...

    Ashok: A Short Biography of Ashoka the Great of India

    Ashok: A Short Biography of Ashoka the Great of India

    by larryfreeman125

  • 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.

    Facts on Pirate "Black Bart" Roberts

    Facts on Pirate "Black Bart" Roberts

    by Teresa Coppens7

  • Britain's “New Army” was an army of volunteers organized by Secretary of State for War Lord Kitchener. The first time New Army divisions fought was at the Battle of Loos. It didn't go well.

    About World War 1: The Corpse Field of Loos

    About World War 1: The Corpse Field of Loos

    by David Hunt20

  • 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.

    Artillery Innovations in WWII

    Artillery Innovations in WWII

    by CJ Kelly10

  • 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...

    Humanism Effect on the Renaissance

    Humanism Effect on the Renaissance

    by Rebecca Graf2

  • 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.

    The Austro-Hungarian Army in 1914

    The Austro-Hungarian Army in 1914

    by Ryan Thomas2

  • 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...

    A History of the Telephone System in the UK: 1875-1914

    A History of the Telephone System in the UK: 1875-1914

    by melissiaoliver3

  • During the 1863 siege of Vicksburg, with no newsprint available, the town's newspaper was printed on wallpaper. The July 4, 1863 edition of the Vicksburg Daily Citizen became one of the most famous published during the Civil War.

    Siege of Vicksburg: The Newspaper Printed on Wallpaper

    Siege of Vicksburg: The Newspaper Printed on Wallpaper

    by Ronald E Franklin4

  • Discover the lives of three ancient queens who changed the course of history: Hatshepsut of Ancient Egypt, Olympias of Macedonia, and Amanirenas of Kush.

    Three Awesome Ancient Queens

    Three Awesome Ancient Queens

    by Tiffany R Isselhardt0

  • 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.

    Ulysses S. Grant vs Robert E. Lee On Slavery

    Ulysses S. Grant vs Robert E. Lee On Slavery

    by Ronald E Franklin22

  • A brief description of five of the greatest and the most powerful Islamic Empires in history...

    Five Great Islamic Empires

    Five Great Islamic Empires

    by StormsHalted16

  • 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.

    The Story of Iphigenia in Greek Mythology

    The Story of Iphigenia in Greek Mythology

    by Colin Quartermain0

  • Magazines, books, art materials, toilet tissue, wall-coverings, tickets, posters, packaging and even money are all made from paper. But where does paper come from, who invented it and how is it made?

    The Story of Paper

    The Story of Paper

    by Amanda Littlejohn22

  • The F-111’s development became an example of how not to develop a system. Its combat debut gave many the impression it was an advanced weapon system that didn't work.

    The F-111: Born in Controversy

    The F-111: Born in Controversy

    by Robert Sacchi13

  • 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.

    Anna Anderson: Is She the Romanov Princess Anastasia?

    Anna Anderson: Is She the Romanov Princess Anastasia?

    by Angela Michelle Schultz93

  • 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.

    How Did the Roman Catholic Tradition of Eating Fish on Fridays Begin?

    How Did the Roman Catholic Tradition of Eating Fish on Fridays Begin?

    by Chuck Nugent21

  • 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.

    Who Invented Bricks, Mortar, and Concrete?

    Who Invented Bricks, Mortar, and Concrete?

    by Amanda Littlejohn6

  • Algeria was colonized for 130 years by the French, an experience that deeply marked both Algerians, French, and a host of different people in between.

    Identity and Imperialism in Algeria

    Identity and Imperialism in Algeria

    by Ryan Thomas0

  • The consequences of the Industrial Revolution seemed answered by Social Darwinism. But, through Carnegie and Alger, we see that Populism and Progressivism were responses to strengthen the Republic.

    The Industrial Revolution and Social Darwinism

    The Industrial Revolution and Social Darwinism

    by Karre Schaefer0

  • The shields of the medieval period have a rich history. The different types of shields can tell us much about the events and developments of the medieval period. Their construction and decoration reveal much about the Middle Ages and the people who populated it.

    History of Medieval Shields

    History of Medieval Shields

    by bewhuebner18

  • Reinhard Heydrich has been described by some historians as the most evil member of the Nazi elite. Hitler himself called him “the man with the iron heart.”

    The Assassination of Reinhard Heydrich

    The Assassination of Reinhard Heydrich

    by Rupert Taylor1

  • The Tudor Period of English history was, by and large, a time of relative prosperity and peace, but periodic rebellions still popped up to irritate, and sometimes endanger the monarchs.

    Causes of the Tudor Rebellions

    Causes of the Tudor Rebellions

    by Christy Kirwan3

  • Sarah Forbes Bonetta was an orphaned African princess given as a gift to Queen Victoria by the King of Dahomey. Victoria became Sarah's godmother, and received her into the royal extended family.

    Queen Victoria’s Black Princess

    Queen Victoria’s Black Princess

    by Ronald E Franklin87

  • Cajuns, Mardi Gras, Voodoo, jazz, the French Quarter, Storyville, hurricanes, floods, the Mississippi River, the Big Easy. Explore the unusual history of New Orleans.

    The History, Culture, and Music of New Orleans

    The History, Culture, and Music of New Orleans

    by James A Watkins57

  • 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.

    Waterfall Jumper Sam Patch: Early American Daredevil

    Waterfall Jumper Sam Patch: Early American Daredevil

    by Brian Lokker10

  • Every military commander to follow him in history has revered Alexander the Great. He is the standard by which every conqueror has not only been judged by historians but also by themselves.

    Alexander the Great: Military Genius or God

    Alexander the Great: Military Genius or God

    by Anita Smith12

  • Even pirates must live by a code in conduct. These articles are meant to keep the crew safe and loyal. Captain George Lowther was one of the most famous pirates to set a pirate code.

    Captain George Lowther's Pirate Code Articles

    Captain George Lowther's Pirate Code Articles

    by Angela Michelle Schultz8

  • 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.

    How Has Art Been Used as Propaganda?

    How Has Art Been Used as Propaganda?

    by Nicholas Weissman1

  • 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.

    Whatever Happened to Jackie Kennedy's Pink Suit?

    Whatever Happened to Jackie Kennedy's Pink Suit?

    by Jason Ponic3

  • Grinding poverty forced families to send children as young as three off to work in the most appalling conditions imaginable.

    Child Labour in Victorian Britain

    Child Labour in Victorian Britain

    by Rupert Taylor3

  • Many breakthroughs in Chinese culture happened in the Tang Dynasty, including the beginnings of paper-making, polo, and civilian participation in government, innovative literature and poetry.

    10. Fun Facts About the Tang Dynasty in China

    10. Fun Facts About the Tang Dynasty in China

    by Elyn MacInnis23

  • Black Outlaws and Cowboys of the old west you might be saying with wonderment and head scratching! “Why that’s an oxymoron! I’ve never heard of such a thing!”. Well Read On And Enlighten Yourself!

    Black Outlaws, Cowboys, and Lawmen of the Old Wild West

    Black Outlaws, Cowboys, and Lawmen of the Old Wild West

    by The Medicine Man73

  • Life in the trenches of World War 1 was squalid. Trench fever was one consequence of the dirty conditions but it wasn't an all together unwelcome complaint. Find out what caused trench fever in World War 1.

    Trench Fever and Lice in World War I

    Trench Fever and Lice in World War I

    by Judi Brown14

  • 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.

    Working Class Life in the 1940s - Wash Day

    Working Class Life in the 1940s - Wash Day

    by maggs22454

  • Birds and man have a long history of weaving intricate objects, materials, and patterns. Read about these fascinating facts woven into this article.

    7 Historical Facts About Weaving

    7 Historical Facts About Weaving

    by Frances Metcalfe1

  • The two greatest events in term of magnitude in Germany and in Europe in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries revolved around the ideas and actions of two men: Otto von Bismarck and Adolf Hitler. These men pulled Germany together and gave it a...

    Bismarck's Impact on Europe

    Bismarck's Impact on Europe

    by Rebecca Graf0

  • Three examples of the military creativity of the (not so) ancient hindu peoples and their love for exquisite weaponry.

    Strange Weapons of Ancient India

    Strange Weapons of Ancient India

    by Guilherme Radaeli5

  • Among the great last stands of determined military forces against overwhelming odds throughout the history of warfare, the Battle of Shiroyama in 1877 does not top many lists as the most well-known. However, it could easily rank high among a list of the most tragic.

    The Battle of Shiroyama: Last Stand of the Samurai

    The Battle of Shiroyama: Last Stand of the Samurai

    by Matt Weeks2

  • How did the US end up in the Vietnam War? The answers are many and long, ranging from underestimation of its enemy, to overestimation of itself, and a way of thinking that forced but one course.

    The Causes of American Intervention in Vietnam

    The Causes of American Intervention in Vietnam

    by Ryan Thomas0

  • Why did polio live among humans for thousands of years with few cases of paralysis, then change and cripple or kill thousands each year?

    Polio Virus and Its Odd History

    Polio Virus and Its Odd History

    by Karla Iverson20

  • When it comes to Mesoamerican and South American civilizations, nothing is much known about their gods and mythologies. While there are sufficient scriptures written about the ancient eastern civilizations such as Mesopotamia, Greece, India and...

    Incas and India: The God Connection

    Incas and India: The God Connection

    by Karthik Kashyap8

  • 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 Siege of Sarajevo

    The Siege of Sarajevo

    by David Hunt14

  • The stability brought about by the Tokugawa Shogunate allowed for the development of a true fashion industry in Japan. Today, we'll examine the emergence of the modern kimono.

    History of Kimono: The Edo Period

    History of Kimono: The Edo Period

    by Katie Armstrong0

  • Goldilocks (often with three bears) seems like a simple story for children, but it has pretty interesting history and many surprising variations.

    The History Behind the Story of Goldilocks

    The History Behind the Story of Goldilocks

    by Tolovaj Publishing House61

  • It is the disaster of which everyone has heard. There have been greater losses of life, and catastrophes which have changed the world in more fundamental ways, yet none stay in the collective memory in the way that Titanic does. Why should this be so?

    The Unsinkable Legend of the Titanic—100 Years After the Disaster

    The Unsinkable Legend of the Titanic—100 Years After the Disaster

    by Greensleeves Hubs10

  • The lore of the honey bee from across the Celtic lands, as originally published in Celtic Guide (Volume 4, Issue 7, July 2015).

    Celtic Lore of the Honey Bee

    Celtic Lore of the Honey Bee

    by James Slaven6

  • During the 17th century, the first Europeans that settled in the Middle Colonies of British North America – composed of Delaware, New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania – were the Dutch and Swedish Lutherans. In 1681, William Penn, a Quaker,...

    Religious Tolerance in the Middle Colonies

    Religious Tolerance in the Middle Colonies

    by explorations1

  • Originally written for an Air Power theory course given at the University of Nebraska at Omaha in December 2009. This gives the RC-135 story based upon fact rather than fiction.

    RC-135 History: The Hidden Hero of the Skies

    RC-135 History: The Hidden Hero of the Skies

    by AFTiggerIntel57

  • Alexander the Great was an amazing commander, but he was not the great general history sometimes sees.

    Alexander the Not-So-Great

    Alexander the Not-So-Great

    by ata151526

  • 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 Miserable Life of a Victorian Maid of All Work

    The Miserable Life of a Victorian Maid of All Work

    by Ruthbro3

  • 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...

    History of Ireland: Life in Celtic Ireland

    History of Ireland: Life in Celtic Ireland

    by Marie McKeown8

  • Though everyone knows the famous ones, there are actually 33 Greater London bridges across the Thames from the Tower to Hampton Court.

    Bridges on the River Thames

    Bridges on the River Thames

    by DJ Hurst2

  • 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.

    Famous Aborigines

    Famous Aborigines

    by Patty Inglish MS67

  • 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.

    The 1949 St. Anthony Hospital Fire in Effingham, Illinois

    The 1949 St. Anthony Hospital Fire in Effingham, Illinois

    by KT Dunn3

  • 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.

    The French Revolution: Cause and Effect

    The French Revolution: Cause and Effect

    by James A Watkins64

  • This illustrated article tells the story of the Crystal Palace dinosaurs - monuments to the Victorian era and the cultural and scientific advancements of the Age.

    The Crystal Palace Dinosaurs

    The Crystal Palace Dinosaurs

    by Greensleeves Hubs13

  • At one time the Greek god Cronus was the supreme deity of the Greek pantheon, he was though, usurped by his own son Zeus, and relegated to the periphery of religion in Ancient Greece.

    The Titan God Cronus in Greek Mythology

    The Titan God Cronus in Greek Mythology

    by Colin Quartermain0

  • Here are five obscure facts pertaining to World War 1, including aircraft losses, chemical warfare, tanks, Sherlock Holmes (sort of), and the first and last British soldiers killed in action.

    Five Little-Known Historical WW1 Facts

    Five Little-Known Historical WW1 Facts

    by David Hunt16

  • 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.

    San Xavier del Bac Mission and the Esmeralda  Mine

    San Xavier del Bac Mission and the Esmeralda Mine

    by John R Wilsdon2

  • Who first discovered America? Was it Columbus...or did somebody else get there first? If so, who? How do we know?

    Who First Discovered America?

    Who First Discovered America?

    by Tiffany R Isselhardt32

  • The Great Fire of Baltimore in February of 1904 began in the basement of a dry goods store. The fire spread out of control for two days, destroying 140 acres of downtown Baltimore.

    Baltimore's Great Fire of 1904 and Its Legacy

    Baltimore's Great Fire of 1904 and Its Legacy

    by Dolores Monet3

  • All about the Women's Auxiliary Air Force,some of the key women working during World War Two. The WAAF took over RAF ground based jobs from men and proved their worth in WW2.

    Women in World War 2, The WAAF

    Women in World War 2, The WAAF

    by Jools Hogg56

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