In an era when blacks were thought incapable of flying airplanes, Eleanor Roosevelt went up with a black pilot at the controls. By doing so, she helped establish the famed Tuskegee Airmen of WW2.
From cave paintings to the Internet, the development of the media has been one of bringing information to larger audiences faster.
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.
Catapults have a certain mystique and a very long history. They have been used in warfare and in fun competitions. Here are resources to help you learn more about catapults and how to make them.
The pope is supposed to be the man closest to God but what have we here? A history of debauchery, blood lust, unholy fornication, jealousy, murder, and nihilism? These men could compete and win as the world's biggest sleezemongers on any reality TV show.
James Buchanan was the only president to never be married, and joined the office at a very turbulent time as the war between pro and anti-slavery people grew.
When the British made life difficult for German submarines, the U-boats began patrolling US waters. They enjoyed so much success against the unprepared Americans, they called it the Second Happy Time.
In WW2, African American officers of the 477th Bomber Group courageously put their careers and their lives on the line to fight segregation
This article contains an explanation as to how events such as The Battle of Actium and the creation of The First and Second Settlements allowed Augustus to both gain and maintain Augustus' power.
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!).
Kevin Barry was caught by British troops during the Irish War of Independence. Black and Tans 1920 in Ireland.
Osho is well known today for his quotes and insightful sayings. However, there is another more questionable and controversial side to Osho that many people do not know about!
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?
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.
Read stories from the Golden Age of Piracy, a time in history when famous pirates ruled the seas. Dead men tell no tales, except these.
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.
Artwork discoveries show that pottery and ceramics production goes way back. Even the cave men made similar objects with basic painted designs, crudely inscribed etchings, and inscriptions...
Rather than seeing WW2 as a singular moment of change in Japanese economic history, it should be seen as part of a longer transformational process.
A red herring and a fine or pretty kettle of fish are idioms with an interesting history. Both the literal meanings of the terms and the unexpected ones are fun to explore.
Jimmy Carter - former president of the United States, peanut farmer, naval officer, humanitarian, Nobel Prize winner, and so much more. The story of this amazing man continues.
During World War II, two doctors fooled the Germans into believing twelve Polish villages were infected by typhus. Germans feared typhus so much they would not enter the areas affected.
The fire at the Triangle Shirtwaist factory changed the way the public looked at workers' rights. Workers locked in a garment mill could not escape the inferno that erupted when a scrap bin ignited.
The War of 1812, or as it is sometimes called “second war of independence,” was a military conflict between the United States and Great Britain, which started in 1812 and ended in 1815. Though no official borders changed as a result of the war, it did solidify America into one nation.
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.
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?
V65Q4W57HPGB The life of an apprentice chimney sweep in England in the 1600's - 1800's was dangerous and, too often, very short. This is a detailed description of their working lives.
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.
One of the most recognisable of figures of Greek mythology, Atlas was not a god of Mount Olympus, but was from the preceding Titan dynasty. Atlas would be an enemy of Zeus and would be punished.
When building an empire, nations go through certain processes to promote their power and expansion, usually through society, politics, and the economy.
Over time, views of history and historical figures often change. The legacy of Christopher Columbus is no exception as our 21st-century view of the Great Mariner differs from that of the 20th century.
The foreign policy principles America were berthed out of a desire by American leaders to defend their citizens. The two most important principles were independence and national sovereignty.
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.
During the 1800s, Oklahoma was a wild and rugged place, full of outlaws and almost devoid of law. These treasure tales from Oklahoma tell the story of a number of outlaw treasure gained and then lost again. Somewhere in the heart of Oklahoma lies several million dollars of buried loot.
On April 24, 1918, three British Mark IV tanks (one male and two females) encountered three German A7V tanks. What ensued was the very first tank vs tank battle.
Throughout history propaganda has moved individuals and civilizations to do the unimaginable. Understanding the history of propaganda helps to reveal how our susceptibility came to be.
Where were you in 1965? This year had it's ups and downs. From Diet Pepsi, to the Beatles and the war in Vietnam, 1965 was history in the making...
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).
An African slave was bought in Cape Town and taken to Europe to be exhibited in London and Paris as a freak of nature.
In the Civil War, Col. Hiram Berdan’s Sharpshooters were an elite corps in the Union army. Even the Confederates recognized their effectiveness.
Obsessed with fairy tales and building castles King Ludwig II had almost bankrupted Bavaria when he was found dead, under circumstances which remain mysterious to this day.
This is a discussion about the most well known of the Mughal rulers and compares each one's varying degrees of religious tolerance.
Grinding poverty forced families to send children as young as three off to work in the most appalling conditions imaginable.
Most people have a drawer at home full of everyday objects that is affectionately called the "junk drawer. But what is the story behind all that junk? How did those objects come to be?
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.
The state of Texas was once a country, a sovereign nation known as the Republic of Texas. How did it come to be a state?
The history of British pub signs is a long and fascinating one. A trip around the pubs of England takes you on a journey through myth, legend, heraldry, sport, religion, transport, famous people and so much more.
James Madison was the father of the Constitution and wrote much of the Federalist Papers. He also had a great influence over George Washington, despite his mild-mannered, shy personality.
Rudyard Kipling's famous book Kim is both a rollicking adventure story but also a picture into the history and life of British India at its self-satisfied peak.
During the American Civil War, the Confederate president made several decisions that led to the defeat of the South.
Thomas Jefferson was a man of many talents, as well as being the third president of the United States, he was an accomplished writer, architect, naturalist, inventor, diplomat, and educator.
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
An overview of the First Council of Nicaea with a discussion of two major developments which resulted from it.
Artistic depictions of St. Aloysius Gonzaga are often overly sentimental, giving the impression that he was a weakling. The real St. Aloysius had formidable will power and manly virtue.
People once held beliefs regarding spirits, deities, beliefs, and rituals evolved around the home. This article discusses folk beliefs and customs related to the traditional European household.
This article explores the modern historiographical interpretations surrounding the Russo-Japanese War of 1904. What were its political, cultural and military consequences?
"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.
Curious about life in the Colonial period? Learn about how daily life for colonial Americans and some surprising facts about women in Colonial trades.
The 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.
Richard Nixon was the thirty-seventh President of the United States, in office between 1969 and 1974. Nixon had to resign due to the Watergate scandal and cover-up.
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.
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.
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.
There are quite a few fun facts about Roman law that are not very well recognized today. Some of them are actually less fun on account of the severity of the punishment certain crimes received.
When thinking about gladiators, the first image that comes to mind is an emperor pointing their thumb up or down to determine the loser's fate, but was the thumb actually used in gladiatorial games?
Two eccentric New Yorkers from an established and respected family withdrew into their home and began collecting what many regard as garbage.
Hera was the Greek goddess of Marriage and Commitments, something her husband Zeus saw differently. Hera was jealous and possessive, the product of a culture who saw a woman's value as low.
This article 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.
Metals have a variety of physical traits that limit the shapes and forms into which decorative metal works can be fashioned.
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.
In 1940, Lithuania was annexed by the former USSR. At that time, Nazi Germany had already annexed Poland and was on the march. Incredible mass upheaval, displacement, and death were soon to follow.
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.
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.
Every schoolchild knows the controversial story of Christopher Columbus and the New World. They know the names of his ships. But whatever happened to these vessels?
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...
Painter Frida Kahlo and entertainer extraordinaire Josephine Baker were both powerful and inspiring in many ways. While both were married to men, they frequently had affairs with women.
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.
After the Bismarck was sunk, the British breathed a sigh of relief, but knew they would then have to reckon with her more heavily armored sister ship, the battleship Tirpitz.
Booker T. Washington and W. E. B. Du Bois both fought in different ways for African American equal rights. But Du Bois accused Washington of counseling blacks to accept second class status.
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.
Hephaestus was handicapped with a clubfoot, making him both the only Olympian who worked, and the only one who was not perfect. He was happy and creative, working with fire and metals in his forge.
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 sixpence and the shilling are pre-decimal coins from the United Kingdom. They have a long history and are associated with some interesting traditions.
For nearly a decade, the relentless waves battered the beached remains of a once mighty ocean liner. Salvo after salvo pummeled the wreck until there was nothing left.
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.
Between 1899-1902, the world's largest empire fought a drawn out war against two small and poorly armed republics. What should have been a routine victory instead revealed the limits of British power.
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?
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.
Intro: Athens is one of the best known cities of the ancient world. With a rich culture and a legendary legacy it is one of the best known cities of the ancient world. The Athenians endured famine, plague, wars, and the destruction of their city but...
Each of the original English colonies in the New World was founded with a distinct purpose. This purpose shaped the colony’s government, its economy, and even the settlers that it attracted.
The Meiji Restoration, or the Meiji Revolution, had and has a controversial image in Japan. This discusses some articles on the subject and the opinion of Japanese liberals and socialists on it.
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...
Doug Hansen from Kent, Washington, was possibly the first and only postal worker to successfully climb Mt. Everest. This article explores his amazing feat, and his tragic death.
In 1914, military aviation was in its infancy. By the end of World War One, just four years later, Germany had giant bombers larger than those they would use in World War Two.
The 1979 Iranian hostage crisis was an event that galvanized the nation as 52 Americans were held hostage for over a year in Iran.
Celtic Ireland, the time between the Bronze Age and before the coming of Christianity in the 4th century AD, is often looked on as something of a golden age in Irish history. At this time, the island was home to a rich and flourishing culture with...
The Victoria age which spanned from 1837 to 1901, saw great changes in technology, industrialization and population growth. Those with the means employed servants for every aspect of running a home. In fact the 1851 census of England, Scotland and...
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.
Recently, I was talking with a colleague at work and I mentioned that civilizations usually only last 500 years. The only problem was that I couldn't remember where I had heard that. In fact, I wasn't all that sure that I was right. I know that the...
The medieval jester grew out of ancient traditions of the comic actor. Many diverses cultures around the world have had some form of the jester, but the medieval court jester is the most iconic.
The earliest inhabitants of Greece were probably Mousterian hunter-gatherers who roamed the region during the Middle Palaeolithic period. By 4000 BC Neolithic villages were established in most fertile lowland regions. The earliest cities date from...
In 1944, the Soviets launched massive bombing raids against Finland's capital city, sometimes referred to as the “Great Raids Against Helsinki”. Then the small Finnish bomber force struck back.
Woodrow Wilson was our 28th President and an amazing man, here is a brief history of this great man who is well known for his speech on the Fourteen Points.
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...
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.
Birds and man have a long history of weaving intricate objects, materials, and patterns. Read about these fascinating facts woven into this article.
Despite being one of Britain`s greatest ever generals, Monty was a very difficult person to deal with.
Tulsa's International Airport has a fascinating history that helped shape both the city and the state. Find out how the Tulsa Airport helped change the history of Oklahoma.
During the opening weeks of Hitler's war on the Western Front, thousands of soldiers of the British Expeditionary Force and the French First Army, with their backs to the sea, were evacuated from the beaches of Dunkirk in nine desperate days of fighting.
Overview of the bombing raid that incapacitated the city of Dresden during World War Two. Were the bombings justifiable, or do they constitute a war-crime on behalf of the Allies?
The intent of this article is to provide some history about a Cold War-era defense radar project in which I participated—the AN-FPS 24 Search Radar System.
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 first Zeppelin ever lost to the enemy in air-to-air combat was the German LZ 37. British Sub-Lieutenant Rex Warneford brought it down, but he didn't shoot it down.
When tanks first appeared in 1916, the Germans were terrified. Bullets just bounced off the tanks' armor. From privates to generals, the Germans desperately sought ways to stop them.
A list of the current seven man-made wonders of the world. Each with simple, bullet pointed, quick facts.
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.
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.
Imprisoned for helping the Jews and aiding the resistance in Nazi-occupied Holland, Cornelia "Corrie" ten Boom survived the Holocaust to found a worldwide ministry based on love and forgiveness.
Life was hard for soldiers and conscientious objectors alike during World War 1. Find out why men became "Conchies" and how they were treated.
During the Battle of the Bulge, one segregated unit nearly lost all its men and it took years to be recognized. By helping to defend both St. Vith and Bastogne, it deserves its place in history.
The Bombing of Boise City was the only continental American town to be bombed during World War II. This article explains the full story.
Classified as a contralto, she could sing three octaves. Patriotic and spiritual, she sang at the Lincoln Memorial in 1939.
Plane crashes are disastrous events that lead to tragic loss of life. This article details the 5 worst plane crashes of all time and the effects they had on the aviation industry.
She is the very last of the legendary liners and the final holder of the Blue Riband Speed Record. The SS United States Conservancy is fighting hard to perserve the ship for future generations.
Between 1414 and 1532 about a dozen people were burned at the stake because they wanted the right to read the Bible in English.
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.
130 years after her death, Marie Laveau is still "the" Queen of Voodoo, but her life is more mystery than history. She couldn't read or write, and never gave an interview, never sat for a portrait.
The Frisco and the KCS railroads had a major impact on the growth of Southeastern Oklahoma. This tells a little about their early development.
Who is Perseus? Perseus is a hero of ancient Greek mythology who slew dragons--the Gorgon, Medusa, and the sea serpent, Cetus. He married Andromeda after rescuing her from Cetus.
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!
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.
During the Battle of the Bulge, Americans fought against a massive German onslaught. On Christmas Eve 1944, three American and four German soldiers honored a truce forced upon them by a German mother.
Regulations for wear, differences in the styles, and a little history of the US Marine NCO and Officer dress sword.
George Washington was the first President of the United States. He served as Commander in Chief of the Continental Army. He helped a fledgling country become the greatest democracy in history.
Goldilocks (often with three bears) seems like a simple story for children, but it has pretty interesting history and many surprising variations.
The US produced many mental mindsets about communism and the USSR that forced it to undertake various actions throughout the Early Cold War, often ones which were less than advantageous to itself.
Edward VIII gave up his throne in 1936 to marry a divorcée and then played along with Nazis in hopes of getting his crown back.
The black plague, also known as the black death, is a disease caused by the bacterium Yersinia pestis. It enters the body through the skin and travels via the lymph system. The bacteria live in the digestive tracts of fleas. The fleas, of course,...
The 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.
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.
The Sleep of King Arthur in Avalon, 1898 King Arthur is perhaps the most well-known subject in Anglophone literature. Not many other legends that originated over a millennium ago are still told as frequently and with such gusto today. But, what...
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...
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.
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!
Within ten short years Florence Maybrick went from Alabama heiress to convicted English murderess. Accused of poisoning her British husband, James Maybrick, she received a notoriously unfair trial. In a further twist, her tragic story is now linked to the mysterious identity of Jack the Ripper.
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.
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.
Lost in the woods of the Ardennes, a lone American artillery lieutenant sets out to fight his own war against the Germans.
Immigration from Italy and the rest of Europe beginning in the 1950s for 50 years hence is known as THE SECOND WAVE of European Immigration. America was not even 100 years old yet in 1850!
James Madison was the fourth president of the United States and one of main architects of the U.S. Constitution and Bill of Rights.
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.
When a strong individual rises up to lead into the future, he can be perceived with mixed emotions. He could be seen as the answer to prayer or as the one destroying what once was strong. Peter the Great of Russia was such a figure. His personality...
Who first discovered America? Was it Columbus...or did somebody else get there first? If so, who? How do we know?
An article on how the Compromise of 1850 caused the breakup of the union, and eventually the Civil War. It also includes the effects the compromise had on slavery and new territories.
A look at the top five public works projects built during the Great Depression, all part of the New Deal.
Carpathia rescued the survivors of the RMS Titanic on April 15, 1912. But what happened to this vessel afterwards?
In the first of a series of articles on Medal of Honor winners from the artillery branch, we look at three heroes from World War II.
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...
Leni Riefenstahl, the most famous female film director of all time, continues many decades later to rouse controversy concerning her contribution to the Nazi era.
What it was like in the capital city of the Confederacy when it fell to the hated Yankees, as depicted in the Civil War diaries of residents of the city?
Leeds Castle in England has been described as 'the loveliest castle in the world'. This is a photographic essay about the castle, its long history and its recent development as a tourist attraction
She was the small cruise ship that gained both fame and infamy during her 40 years as the Cunard Flagship. But after being replaced by Queen Mary 2 in 2008, where has she gone? Answer: Exile.
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.
A summary of the Arian controversy prior to the First Council of Nicaea, the doctrines espoused by the Arians, and the origins of their teaching.
The democracy of Athens did not occur overnight but developed through many types of government. The democracy that we know today traveled from monarchy through oligarchy, through tyrants and eventually made its way to the classical form of Athenian...
Tecumseh's death in 1813 is one of the most significant moments in American history depicted in a frieze in the rotunda at the U.S. Capitol. His death marked the end of his pan-Indian confederacy.
One of the most notorious criminals in English history was convicted of murdering his wife in 1910; new evidence implies an innocent man was hanged.
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.
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...
The recent discovery of a series of Meso-American archaeological sites in the rain forest of Honduras has provided scientists with reason to re-examine their understanding of pre-Columbian history.
We all need to make decisions in life. Some are of little consequence, while others can be stressful. The failure to know both sides of an argument causes confusion and uncertainty. Ben Franklin listed pros and cons to help make important decisions when faced with conflicts.
After over five years of war and more than 55 million deaths, the most feared empire in modern history met its end in Berlin. At its center was the paranoid, drug-transformed emperor, Adolf Hitler.
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 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.
China has enjoyed many golden ages throughout history, but it has also repeatedly suffered under nightmarish tyrants. Here are the 10 most terrible Chinese Emperors to have ruled the Middle Kingdom.
Until Queen Elizabeth II surpassed her in 2015, she was the longest-reigning woman in history. Here are some fun and interesting facts about Queen Victoria.
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?
Learn about the years between World War I and World War II—they began with such promise but ended in such tragedy.
In October 1914, as the armies on the Western Front tried to outflank each other, the Germans tried one last time to go around the Allies, but the Belgians stood in their way at the Yser River.
Artemis was the Goddess of the Hunt and the Goddess of the Moon in Greek mythology. She also falls into a category known as "virgin" goddesses, just meaning that she felt complete by herself.
A few fun and interesting facts about Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, one of America's most glamorous First Ladies.
A short summary of the key dates, facts and events in the middle of the first world war (1915-1916).
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....
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 planning of the covert war against Fidel Castro began in 1960. After Kennedy won the election, he carried it on reluctantly. While the war failed, battles were won by the brigade.
Therapy has progressed from driving out demons through violence and abuse to psychoanalysis and medication with lobotomies and electroconvulsive shocks along the way.
Cambridge is one of the quintessential university towns in the UK and it has a long & interesting history. Here are 5 facts about the city of Cambridge and its history you may not have heard.
A spiritual movement that claims to heal illness through faith and prayer owes much to the ideas of a self-educated man, but scoundrels aplenty have latched on to the idea.
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.