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.
Explores the lives of female pirates from 1700, including Anne Bonny, Mary Read, Charlotte Badger, and Gunpowder Gertie.
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
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.
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.
The political structures that governed Japan and Europe during the Middle Ages had some interesting parallels, but there were also some important differences
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.
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.
This article provides an analysis of the historiography and historical trends concerning the Indian nationalist movement (Twentieth-Century)
Lots of folks lost their heads in the French Revolution. Princess Élisabeth of France was one of them.
John Charles Fremont was a great explorer but a poor Civil War general. His attempts to evade being replaced required Lincoln to take extraordinary measures to fire him.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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...
Poppa Neutrino is known for his many adventures. One of them is building a raft out of debris found on the streets of New York City and sailing it across the Atlantic Ocean.
Poteau's Dunbar School was the first school in Oklahoma to be desegregated. This article tells the history.
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.
Two eccentric New Yorkers from an established and respected family withdrew into their home and began collecting what many regard as garbage.
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.
Some of the best historical information can be found in personal journals from the time. A look into the lives of the Muslims during the 12th century is through the writings of Usamah Ibn Muniqidh.
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 true story of how Japanese-American Iva Toguri D'Aquino was unjustly convicted of treason after WW2 because of her broadcasts of Japanese propaganda as the infamous Tokyo Rose.
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...
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
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?
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?
The life and death of Polycarp, Bishop of Smyrna, with a discussion of special problems in establishing the dates of his birth and martyrdom.
Iranians pack the streets for the revolution, shoulder to shoulder. You could see nothing but a sea of people for miles!
Benjamin Franklin was a man with many skills and talents. To name a few, he was an American Founding Father, a diplomat, scientist, inventor, author, and publisher.
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.
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.
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.
Demeter is the archetype of someone who derives fulfillment from nurturing others. It is otherwise known as the Maternal instinct, although in our times many men are free to express nurturing sides.
The Gallipoli Campaign was one of the worst Allied disasters in WW1. Also known as the Battle of Gallipoli, it took place on the Gallipoli Peninsula and resulted in over 220,000 Allied casualties.
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.
Edward Jenner infected people with cowpox to protect them from smallpox. Mary Montagu gave people a mild case of smallpox to protect them from a serious case.
The transformation of Japanese dress at the end of the Classical Period was gradual, but profound. Today, we will examine kimono in the time of the Shogun and samurai.
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.
The ship Admiral Gardner sank in a raging storm in 1809 sending to the bottom of the ocean thousands of copper coins that would take nearly two centuries to recover.
Songs that played a significant role in the lives of Union and Confederate soldiers during the Civil War.
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.
Nineteen Eighty-Four borrows heavily from historical figures and events. This classic novel serves as a warning against totalitarianism.
This article explores the Russian public's interpretation of Rasputin along with the Satanic, the religious and modern perceptions of him.
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.
Flower design has existed for thousands of years, and like all other art movements, it has evolved and changed with time, cultures, and materials.
Mass marketing and advertising of patent medicines began at about the same time as the California Gold Rush. These "cure-alls" made outrageous claims and some were a recipe for disaster...
The story of Zeus and Europa in Greek mythology is a well known love story, with the supreme deity abducting Europa before seducing her.
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...
When World War Two erupted, Switzerland declared its neutrality, but after France surrendered in 1940, Hitler started planning Operation Tannenbaum (“Christmas Tree”), the invasion of Switzerland.
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?
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.
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 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.
This article explores the life and character of Nat Turner; famous leader of the Southampton Slave Insurrection.
Alexander II of Russia brought about great reforms to his country that have gone forgotten over the years.
Apparently the Nazis had much more in common with super villains than you think. Here are 10 of the most secret Nazi weapons of the Third Reich.
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.
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.
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.
During World War II, some men who refused to fight volunteered for a study on the effects of starvation on the human body.
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 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.
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?
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,...
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?
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...
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...
The Berlin Wall fell in 1989, and sparked European integration, ethnic wars, Russian economic collapse, the end of Apartheid and blood shed in Congo.
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.
Winston Churchill, future Prime Minister of Great Britain, spent six months in the trenches during World War I following the disaster at Gallipoli and his resignation as First Lord of the Admiralty.
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.
This article explores the modern historiographical interpretations surrounding the Russo-Japanese War of 1904. What were its political, cultural and military consequences?
No other vice president has led such a troubled, complicated, unrestrained, and mysterious life as Aaron Burr.
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.
The Tudor monarch was a man of large appetites and it took a small army of servants to feed him and his court.
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.
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...
When the Civil War began, U. S. Grant was a store clerk who was unwanted by the army he had left under a cloud. But once given a chance, he would eventually rise to command the entire army.
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.
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.
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...
Life in the trenches during World War I was a terrifying, grim affair. But amid the horrors of the Great War, how did the soldiers spend their leisure time and enjoy themselves on the Western Front?
For African Americans in WW2, the Stage Door Canteen was one place where they were not discriminated against. For them, that was what democracy was all about.
Imagine for a second, with a single stroke of the pen, the Pope dividing the world between two rival empires. That’s what happened in 1494 when Pope Alexander VI authored the Treaty of Tordesillas between John II of Portugal and Ferdinand of...
This article explores the political, social, and economic changes that occurred in Europe across the Twentieth Century.
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.
The USS Missouri was was struck by a kamikaze during WW2. What happened after that was controversial and unpopular.
It is hard to believe that in the 19th century, a man could have his wife committed to a psychiatric hospital based solely upon his whim. Yet it was the law that made this possible.
Discover the lives of three ancient queens who changed the course of history: Hatshepsut of Ancient Egypt, Olympias of Macedonia, and Amanirenas of Kush.
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.
Recreational drug use didn't start in the 60's, or even in the Jazz age. Some of these users may well surprise you.
In the years following the terrible “Trail of Tears”, and before Oklahoma gained statehood, the Indian Territories remained wild and rugged. In southeastern Oklahoma, in what was once the Choctaw Nation, there lived a man who would come to...
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.
What do you know about the hanging coffins of China and the mysterious Bo People? How did they make the hanging coffins and how did they suspend them form the mountainside? And why the high burials?
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?
Despite being one of Britain`s greatest ever generals, Monty was a very difficult person to deal with.
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.
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.
This article will take you through the history of metal bells and many other interesting facts about metal bells across the world.
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.
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.
Evangelist Billy Graham died at the age of 99 on Wednesday, February 21, 2018 in his home in North Carolina.
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.
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.
A criminal slang known as "Patter Flash" was used among pickpockets and thieves in 19th century London. This criminal slang was used to confuse police and create a secret mode of communication between thieves, who often worked in large gangs known as battalions.
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.
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 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.
Was the recklessness showed by Custer at the Little Bighorn fueled by a humiliating rebuke from President Grant?
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.
Hermes was the Greek God, a trickster, messenger between realms, and a soul guide. He was the son of Zeus, brother of Apollo, and lover of Aphrodite. The Hermes archetype is a successful person.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
Madam Curie is the most famous female scientist in history. This is the story of her life and her world-changing discoveries in the fields of physics, chemistry and radiology.
During the Korean War, a little mare was “drafted” into the US Marine Corps and emerged a beloved, decorated war hero who is still being honored to this day.
A short summary of the key dates, facts, and events in the build up to and the first year of the first world war (1914).
West Virginia has suffered more than its fair share of misfortune and disasters. Here are ten of the worst.
Cajuns, Mardi Gras, Voodoo, jazz, the French Quarter, Storyville, hurricanes, floods, the Mississippi River, the Big Easy. Explore the unusual history of New Orleans.
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.
During the Great War, the Japanese were allied with the Triple Entente. Though their casualties were miniscule, their navy patrolled half the world and even fought in the Mediterranean Sea.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Grinding poverty forced families to send children as young as three off to work in the most appalling conditions imaginable.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
Birds and man have a long history of weaving intricate objects, materials, and patterns. Read about these fascinating facts woven into this article.
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...
Learn more about Circe, the symbol of mythical witches, the ancient enchantress depicted in Homer's Odyssey, the mistress of Natural Magic and Metamorphosis.
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?
A discussion of the writings of Jerome (Eusebius Hieronymus) which touch upon the authority of the Bishop of Rome at the end of the 5th century.
Three examples of the military creativity of the (not so) ancient hindu peoples and their love for exquisite weaponry.
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.
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.
Why did polio live among humans for thousands of years with few cases of paralysis, then change and cripple or kill thousands each year?
Resources for those who have woken up to our responsibility to find out the real history from Iwo Jima veterans who are still alive.
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.
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...
We all need to make decisions in life. The failure to fully understand both options available can cause confusion and uncertainty. Ben Franklin listed pros and cons to help make decisions when faced with conflicts.
In the Civil War, Col. Hiram Berdan’s Sharpshooters were an elite corps in the Union army. Even the Confederates recognized their effectiveness.
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
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 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.
Carpathia rescued the survivors of the RMS Titanic on April 15, 1912. But what happened to this vessel afterwards?
Goldilocks (often with three bears) seems like a simple story for children, but it has pretty interesting history and many surprising variations.
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 Battle of Tours was a turning point in world history that decided the fate of Western Europe. It was here that the tide of Muslim conquest was turned back, with enormous implications for the future of the entire world.
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 lore of the honey bee from across the Celtic lands, as originally published in Celtic Guide (Volume 4, Issue 7, July 2015).
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,...
The Battle of Hastings is well known in English history, but it greatly affected French history as well.
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.
Alexander the Great was an amazing commander, but he was not the great general history sometimes sees.
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!
Germany was willing to spend a lot of money on the "wonder weapons" in World War II research in search of something to crush the Allies. Here are 5 of the forgotten inventions.
Would you be willing to sail on a ship run by a company with more than one major peace-time disaster to their name? What about a company with a record of mishaps spanning decades before the Big One? The White Star Line had such a record. That did...
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...
Though everyone knows the famous ones, there are actually 33 Greater London bridges across the Thames from the Tower to Hampton Court.
European history is rife with mysteries. Who were The Princes in the Tower and what happened to them?
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.
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.
For two months in 1942 Sergeant Yakov Pavlov and his men held off the German 6th Army’s relentless attacks against their four-story apartment building during the Battle of Stalingrad.
Overcoming fierce racial discrimination, Hugh Mulzac became the first African American to command a Liberty Ship in World War II.
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.
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.
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.
A list of the current seven man-made wonders of the world. Each with simple, bullet pointed, quick facts.
Unlike his wimpy appearance in art, the real St. Aloysius Gonzaga had formidable will power and manly virtue.
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.
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.
After the reported ascension of Jesus, Christianity experienced rapid growth through cultural expansion.
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.
Who first discovered America? Was it Columbus...or did somebody else get there first? If so, who? How do we know?
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.
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.
Of all of the Oklahoma treasure tales, the tales surrounding Standing Rock may be the most interesting. The myths surrounding this treasure range from spanish conquistadors to doctors and ranchers.
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.