Everyone loves a good mystery, but these five will likely never be resolved. They have become infamous due to their unsolvable natures.
Plato's philosophy that governments constantly change has wrung true throughout history. This article looks at the social causes of the rise of the tyranny of dictatorships.
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 English language is a fertile place for those who play with words; William Shakespeare, Lewis Carroll, and even Marshall McLuhan found puns irresistible.
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 First FBI 10 Most Wanted list and a review of their case histories. Includes video of the 2016 FBI Most Wanted list.
The history of the first Thanksgiving and the origins of Thanksgiving and its many traditions as we know it today.
Gladstone and Disraeli are generally thought of as the two greatest British Prime Ministers of the 19th century. They absolutely loathed each other.
On its way to the Battle of Gettysburg, the Confederate army under Robert E. Lee terrorized black citizens by attempting to capture and transport them south into slavery.
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.
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.
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?
No other vice president has led such a troubled, complicated, unrestrained, and mysterious life as Aaron Burr.
Poe was a master at reaching out to awaken the deepest emotions in others by shedding light on his own sorrows. Poe expressed the deepest love and deeper sorrows that was very much a part of himself.
The government of Turkey gets really annoyed when people call its 1915 massacre of Armenians genocide.
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.
When we think of the ancient Romans as historical; an ancient people from the past. But we often forget that the Romans had an entire history of their own filled with rich traditions.
The USS Missouri was was struck by a kamikaze during WW2. What happened after that was controversial and unpopular.
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.
Feminism in the 21st Century is a mix of many different feminist beliefs. From the influence of the first movement that took root in 1840 to present times, the end-state goal of the women’s movement has not strayed from its intense desire to...
The USS Phoenix survived Pearl Harbor and the War in the Pacific and was later sold to Argentina. She was renamed ARA General Belgrano and sunk by the British during the Falklands War on May 2, 1982.
He was a man of the west. His history recounts bravery, daring, keen observation, business acumen, and many other characteristics. But when it comes to his adventures in Arizona, gold led to failure.
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...
A century after the start of the Great War in 1914, debate still goes on about whether Allied generals were incompetent buffoons or have been unfairly criticized.
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.
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.
Learn about the evolution of Egyptian battle tactics throughout the Old, Middle and New Kingdoms of Egypt.
During the American Civil War, the Confederate president made several decisions that led to the defeat of the South.
The farmers involved in Shays’ Rebellion and other similar gatherings throughout Massachusetts found their inspiration in the leaders of the American Revolution.
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.
In ancient Israel, Egypt, and Mesopotamia, few virtues were more respected and revered than wisdom. While its exact definition varied from culture to culture, it was nevertheless an ideal in which to aspire to, and those possessing it exhibited...
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.
West Virginia has suffered more than its fair share of misfortune and disasters. Here are ten of the worst.
The atomic bomb and the decision to use it continues to elicit intense debate to this day. Was the US correct in its usage?
The Underground Railroad consisted of a diverse group of people (black and white abolitionists) with daring leaders, called conductors, who led American slaves to freedom.
Once the realm of first-world navies, there is now an abundance of anti-ship missiles being produced from a variety of nations. With so many weapons available, here is how the US Navy defends itself.
There’s a mariner’s graveyard in the Gulf of Saint Lawrence that rivals the Bermuda Triangle for lives lost, without being a manufactured mystery.
What was the purpose of William Lloyd Garrison's anti-slavery newspaper The Liberator? How did Garrison imagine this paper would help end slavery?
Part 4 of 4 detailing the animosity, division and hatred that gripped 19th century America and its eventual lighting of the American Civil War
European Neoclassical styles of art and architecture influenced much of America’s post-Colonial Federal Era’s architectural and interior design
Festubert was a relatively short but bloody battle that took place from May 15th-25th, 1915 in the Ypres salient. In the end, less than a kilometer was gained by the Allies. A more fruitless battle in the entire war would be hard to identify.
Edwin Booth, the great Shakespearean actor, achieved his fame through tragedy. Ironically, the tragic assassination of President Lincoln by his younger brother nearly undermined his success.
Writing- the symbolic representation of spoken language- and its development represents a major turning point in the intellectual evolution of humans, and made our modern society posssible.
Liubo was once one of the most popular games in China, played by men and women alike. Recent discoveries are telling us more about this ancient game.
Michelle DeRusha reports the marriage of Martin and Katharina Luther, two who previously vowed celibacy; the opposition they faced; the efforts to sabotage their credibility; their undying romance.
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.
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.
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.
Thomas Edison ranks as one of the greatest inventors that has walked the face of the earth. He is responsible for inventing many of the creature comforts we have come to enjoy in our daily lives.
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...
Rosemary Kennedy, the little known and sometimes forgotten Kennedy lived in a place known as St. Coletta of Wisconsin for most of her life. Brain damaged by a botched lobotomy at the very young age of 23, she needed lifetime care afterwards. My son worked at St. Coletta for over three years while in college, and I remember the day he came home to visit for the weekend and told us that the most famous resident of St. Coletta, Rosemary Kennedy, had passed away.
James Monroe was a Founding Father of the United States who served as the fifth President of the United States from 1817 to 1825. Monroe was the last president of the Virginia dynasty, and his presidency ushered in what is known as the Era of Good Feelings.
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.
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.
Using brilliant tactics and extraordinary engineering feats, Alexander the Great created an empire that spanned five time zones and three continents.
Goldilocks (often with three bears) seems like a simple story for children, but it has pretty interesting history and many surprising variations.
Athena was the Greek goddess of wisdom and crafts. A complex figure, there are many important myths about her including her contest with Poseidon,the metamorphoses of Arachne and how she was born from Zeus' head.
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.
The reign of King James VI resulted in Scotland becoming one of the worst perpetrators of witch trials in Europe. Why was James so obsessed with witchcraft?
Verdun would become one of the largest and bloodiest battles of the First World War and a symbol to the horrors of trench warfare as the fate of France hung in the balance between victory and defeat.
Was Senmut the lover of Queen Hatshepsut? He was a courtier from humble beginnings and she was a controversial female Egyptian Pharaoh, but were they in love?
Andrew Carnegie was a poor immigrant from Scotland and ended up becoming an American entrepreneur during the time of the Industrial Revolution.
Review and summary of historian Andrew Needham's book, "Power Lines: Phoenix and the Making of the Modern Southwest"
A massive German army, supported by over 3000 tanks and almost as many aircraft invaded the Soviet Union on the 22nd June 1941. Ultimately, this invasion would decide the outcome of the war.
After the Battle for Pea Ridge Union army commander General Curtis would march his army through Arkansas leaving devastation in its wake, as the Confederates attempt to regroup to fight another day.
Thomas Jefferson, an American President, authored the Declaration of Independence and considered the Father of the University of Virginia. He accomplished a lot to shape the United States of America.
Maria Bochkareva was the only woman allowed to join a combat unit in any army in 1914. She formed and commanded the 1st Russian Women's Battalion of Death in 1917 and led it into battle.
On May 19, 1536, Queen Anne Boleyn was led to the scaffold and executed by swordsman. She now lies in St. Peter ad Vincula with her cousin, Henry VIII's fifth wife, Katherine Howard.
Stories from the Choctaw Nation around Poteau, Oklahoma from the late 1800's when the area was still known as Indian Territory.
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...
Indentured servitude, (owning servants, who are paid for a certain number of years agreed upon by both parties) was popular in the seventeenth century, died off, and then resurged in the eighteenth.
In 1878 the great powers of Europe (and the world) of that time met in Berlin to decide to fate of the Balkan region. It is an important treaty that had its impact in the history of the world.
Science did not have the power that superstition had over Medieval society. The unknown allowed superstition to fill in the gaps and give explanations for events: “a belief or practice resulting from ignorance, fear of the unknown, trust in magic...
The Judgement of Paris was a decision given by the Trojan Prince, Paris, in Greek Mythology. The decision was the answer to the question who was the most beautiful of all the goddesses.
Greek mythology is often simply thought of in terms of the fights with monsters or the fighting between mortals. Many stories of Ancient Greece though were about relationships between gods and mortals
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.
A burro (Spanish for donkey) plodded steadily along with a miner's supplies. The prospector didn't ride the animal, but walked in front. Without burros, the Old West would have seen less progress.
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!
The 16th century English buccaneer Sir Francis Drake died without heirs and this has inspired many to search for a supposed fortune.
What was life really like for servants like those in Downton Abbey? What rights did they have? What impact did technological developments have of the servant class?
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 Iran-Contra affair was a secret arrangement in the 80s to provide funds to the Nicaraguan Contra rebels from profits gained by selling arms to Iran during the administration of President Reagan.
Soviet Captain Alexander Marinesko, commander of the submarine S-13 during World War II, holds the questionable distinction of causing the most shipping deaths in history.
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.
City life in Renaissance Florence, Italy provided the unique social and political environment necessary for so many talented artists to display their gifts so completely. Here's how.
Ben Franklin wrote endlessly sharing his life experiences to provide advice and inspiration. These are his five best books that I’ve read.
This article explores the evolution of the historical community from the late nineteenth century to the present.
Throughout Robert Paxton’s The Anatomy of Fascism, the author argues that fascism can be best defined through the actions of fascist movements, rather than through the words of fascist leaders.
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?
This article discusses the most lopsided United States presidential elections of the post-World War II era. It features elections won by Ike Eisenhower, Lyndon Johnson, Richard Nixon, and Ronald Reagan.
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.
Eilley's dream home all too soon filled with sadness and her happy life had changed to one of sorrow and loneliness.
An ancient Greek warship reconstructed in 1987 let scholars study a full-sized trireme, the "wooden wall" that was the backbone of the Athenian empire.
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.
On August 3, 1492 Christopher Columbus along with the 88 members of his crew and their families attended Mass in the Church of St. George the Martyr in the Andalusian town of Palos de la Frontera on the southern coast of Spain. Here they prayed...
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.
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.
In the progress of human civilization, two major historical trends have been consequential: the transition to agriculture, and the industrial revolution. These two major events are primarily responsible for certain regions and societies becoming wealthier and more powerful than others. Human progress and advancement continues with ongoing improvements in technology and science.
DNA and other evidence have connected the Indigenous Peoples of all the nations in sub-polar regions around the Arctic Circle, as of 2011. See what this means in this article.
Three generations of the Kim family have governed North Korea with iron-fisted control for almost 70 years.
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.
Russia's labor system changed drastically in the years between 1750 and 1914, largely due to the emancipation of Russian serfs.
"Manners are a sensitive awareness of the feelings of others. If you have that awareness, you have good manners, no matter what fork you use." Those who assume that the first lady of etiquette was a proper person from a privileged background would...
Ask any grade school student in New York or Chicago what City is the capital of California; most would likely say Los Angeles or San Francisco. As amazing as it may seem, however, the Capitol of California is the City of Sacramento. Located within...
The experiment to ban alcohol in the United States sparked a creative explosion as people found ingenious ways of subverting the law.
A look at Lincoln's family through significant photos taken by the Alexander Garder and Mathew Brady throughput his life from his pre-president days to surviving sons after his death.
Despite being a top secret base, Area 51 is a household name, thanks to numerous conspiracy theories involving military jets, UFOs and advanced technology. Here's a brief history of this "secret" base
San Francisco's Sutro Baths and ice rink; memoir of a bygone era. Article includes descriptions of nearby amusements of the day.
Self-proclaimed Emperor Norton I, "Emperor of these United States and Protector of Mexico" was a character who was probably tolerated only because of the prosperity following the gold rush.
An oral storytelling performance can be both entertaining and educational. Prose, poems, and songs can all tell a story. Myths and traditional tales are often shared orally.
Bonfire Night was a big event in the lives of a working class children back in the 1950s. A first-hand account of how we celebrated it, who Guy Fawkes was, and why his effigy is still burned
Chester Arthur, the 21st United States President, was the only one in Office who never had a Vice-President the entire time he was in the office.
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).
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.
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.
From cave paintings to the Internet, the development of the media has been one of bringing information to larger audiences faster.
De Soto's expedition in North America was an epic struggle that would end in disaster as his search for the lost city of El Dorado (the city of gold) proved to be a false dream.
Discover the lives of three ancient queens who changed the course of history: Hatshepsut of Ancient Egypt, Olympias of Macedonia, and Amanirenas of Kush.
US department stores created middle class style in the 20th century. Through marketing devises, events, and fashion shows large stores created demand for style in clothing as well as in home goods.
There are many tales of Pancho Villa's exploits. The Mexican bandit and revolutionary was bigger-than-life. He was skilled at raising money for his army, and reputedly equally adept at hiding it.
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...
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.
When Britain declared war on Germany on August 4th, 1914, she was woefully unprepared to field the number of troops that would be required to face the German army.
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.
Overcoming fierce racial discrimination, Hugh Mulzac became the first African American to command a Liberty Ship in World War II.
"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.
The loss of Native American culture is perhaps one of the greatest tragedies America has every known. Below I will briefly explore one of their beautiful traditions and its history.
The political leaders of the young country, the United States of America, came from a level of society that would be called in today’s words ‘upper-class’. They had wealth and were given quality education. They made up a small percentage of...
Watergate was a major political scandal that rocked the 1970s. Starting with a break-in at the Democratic National Committee headquarters and ultimately leading to the downfall of President Nixon.
German pilot Franz Stigler only needed to down one more B-17 to receive the Knight’s Cross, Germany’s highest military award as he chased a crippled bomber. What he did entered the annals of history.
What kinds of lives did medieval women lead? What kinds of job did they do? What was love, marriage and family like for ordinary women? Find a few answers...
A look at James L. Gelvin's 'The Modern Middle East: A History' (New York: Oxford UP, 2005. Print) and the rise of modernization and its effects on the region throughout history.
Learn more about Circe, the symbol of mythical witches, the ancient enchantress depicted in Homer's Odyssey, the mistress of Natural Magic and Metamorphosis.
Franklin Pierce's presidency was wrought with tragedy and conflict, despite having entered his presidency during a relatively peaceful time.
The sinking of a British naval vessel gave rise to the notion that men should be the last into lifeboats even if it means sacrificing their lives. But this doesn't happen that often.
The prison experience for women differs from that of men, mainly caused by separation from children. Still, small day-to-day acts of compassion can help ease the ongoing sense of despair and anguish.
From a man of good deeds, to a man of great faith. How John Wesley found God and founded the Methodist Church
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?
Review and summary of historian Nancy MacLean's book, "Freedom is Not Enough: The Opening of the American Workplace"
The wedding cake is the showpiece of any modern wedding. Elaborately decorated and often costing thousands of dollars, the bride's cake is one of the key features of the wedding reception. For as long as people have celebrated special occasions,...
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.
Cattle Annie and Little Britches are mostly forgotten in western history, but not in Oklahoma and Indian Territories. There, they were thee two most famous female outlaws ever to strap on a six gun.
One of the most famous "nonconformist" of all time, Galileo was a rebel. Hence, he suffered the slings and arrows of daring to think differently, holding different beliefs from those of the masses.
Ramesses II was not born to rule Egypt, but when his family was selected for the task, he proved to be one of the best leaders of all time and has the artifacts to prove it.
To abolition activist Frederick Douglass, Abraham Lincoln's commitment to ending slavery seemed weak and vacillating. But after the two men met, Douglass grew to appreciate Lincoln's true merit.
Review and summary of Orlando Figes' book, "A People's Tragedy: A History of the Russian Revolution."
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.
The old expression to “set a thief to catch a thief” certainly applied to Jonathan Wild, who prowled the streets of London in the 18th century operating on both sides of the law.
Review and summary of historian William Cronon's book, "Nature's Metropolis: Chicago and the Great West."
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
Captain Henry Morgan was such a successful pirate, or rather privateer, that even a famous beverage has been named after him. Having defeated Spain, his name will always stand in infamy.
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.
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.
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.
For over 80 years a candle has glowed in the window of the Garlock House at 211 N. Main St. in Canandaigua, NY. Supposedly in memory of a son killed in World War I, the son's name has been a mystery
This article explores the modern historiographical interpretations surrounding the Russo-Japanese War of 1904. What were its political, cultural and military consequences?
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.
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.
Lady Sarashina living in the 11th century Heian Imperial Court of Japan, left behind a vivid memoir known as 'As I Crossed a Bridge of Dreams'.
If this old warship could talk, the stories she could tell. As the last dreadnaught still afloat, USS Texas is fighting the biggest battle of her life, age. The old girl's future remains unknown.
The story behind the iconic WW2 photo of Sgt Franklin Williams sharing a soda with his "best girl" Ellen Harden
It all began in the 19th century ... when you think of beer, think of Ohio. The Buckeye State (especially in Cincinnati, Cleveland and Columbus) has its own history for brewing beer and ale.
Cats have endeared themselves to famous creative people throughout history. Discover some of the writers, inventors, philosophers and solitaries they've inspired.
What was the cause of the Salem Witch Trials? This article assesses the differing Puritan and Enlightenment views on the Salem Witch Trials during 1692
The Bombing of Boise City was the only continental American town to be bombed during World War II. This article explains the full story.
List of terms covered in this article are: Mastaba, stepped pyramid, obelisks , serdab, battered walls, pylon towers, propylon, pyramids, covetto, cornices, lotus, papyrus palm and more.
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...
A mystic perceives spiritual realities that lay beyond the realm of ordinary human consciousness. True mystics are few in number and modern mystics even scarcer. Caryll Houselander is one such modern mystic.
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.
The battle for Africa became more than just a battle on paper or on a distant map. It spread out from Europe to upturn a continent and create problems that would last for generations. The worst influence of all was that of King Leopold II of Belgium...
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...
Oppressive regimes. Peasants uprising. The rush of victory. The 20th century was a time of mass upheaval all over the world, where working class peoples demanded more from their governments and took up arms to get it. In Russia and Mexico, the story...
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.
In December 1845, Dickens began his campaign to refute the claims of a man far better qualified than he to assess the fate of 129 men caught up in Victorian Britain's greatest sea-faring mystery. Why?
Part 1 in a series of articles on odd and unknown aspects of World War II, and what we can learn from them (with pictures!).
The Ainu are generally viewed as peripheral to Japanese history, but in reality, they were engaged in cultural, economic, and environmental exchanges with Japan that were very historically relevant.
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...
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...
At Chattanooga, Confederate soldiers were only yards away from Ulysses S. Grant, the most important Union general in the Civil War. But instead of shooting him, they lined up to salute him.
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.