The 16th century English buccaneer Sir Francis Drake died without heirs and this has inspired many to search for a supposed fortune.
European history is rife with mysteries. Who were The Princes in the Tower and what happened to them?
The Battle of Hastings is well known in English history, but it greatly affected French history as well.
Clashes between white men and First Nations people in the American and Canadian West usually ended badly for the Indians.
Was there a secret language of hand fans? This article looks at the historical references and discusses whether it was a common practice or just a romantic fabrication.
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.
Sometimes the most stunning colors appear at sunset. Likewise, the last days of a saint are beautiful to behold. St. Edith Stein glowed in her final days.
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?
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...
Gaps in the historical record only proffer so many excuses for trite books aiming for the best-seller list.
It isn't news that history often skipped over important women. Despite what the books say, badass women risked their lives and reputations to make the world a better place. Here are 5 of those women.
The Frisco and the KCS railroads had a major impact on the growth of Southeastern Oklahoma. This tells a little about their early development.
Lots of folks lost their heads in the French Revolution. Princess Élisabeth of France was one of them.
In 1854, seven men in a fishing boat set off to sail from Cornwall in the west of England to Australia.
St. Augustine, an African priest who was made a bishop just before the beginning of the fifth century, wrote many works that are considered seminal in the area of Biblical Hermeneutics. However, he was also responsible for promoting some views that were more influenced by Cicero and Plato than by the Bible. These have had repercussions in the Christian church down the ages, even to today.
Why do people kiss under the mistletoe? We look at the origins of this custom, the kissing bough, prophetic dreams, & other traditions around this festive plant now associated with Christmas.
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.
What happened to Wallis Simpson after Edward died? Was she senile? Was she bedridden? Or was she imprisoned in her own home by her elderly French lawyer, Maitre Blum? And when did she really die?
The story of Frances Wills, Harriet Pickens, and Mildred McAfee–Three pioneering female officers who helped integrate the US Navy.
The Canongate is the lower section of the famous Royal Mile in Edinburgh, in Scotland. It was once a separate burgh from the city itself before becoming incorporated in 1865. Therefore it developed a history and culture of its own.
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.
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?
The remarkable, tragic events before, during, and after the horrific hurricane devastated the middle Keys of Florida on Labor Day in 1935. A rescue train dispatched by the Florida East Coast Railroad was swept off the tracks by a huge storm surge. Hundreds of lives were lost and the famous "Overseas Railroad" was destroyed. Many of the holiday passengers on the railroad's last train to Key West were stranded in the wake of the storm and had to endure an arduous return to the Mainland
The Second World War had been dragging on for five bloody years now London would become the target for a new revolutionary weapon which would set the stage for all future wars.
Poor intelligence led to a massive attack of Allied forces in the Aleutian Islands; an attack that proved to be pointless and costly.
We have all heard about the various inventions of Edison. Not many know about the contributions of Nikola Tesla. Tesla was a genius and deserves more credit and respect than what was given to him.
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.
The homes of the first Colonial settlers in America were built simple but sturdy enough to meet the demands of a people who required only the basics of life. Design and aesthetics were non-existent and a non-essential luxury...
“Air Force One” is the air traffic control call sign of a United States Air Force (USAF) aircraft carrying the President of the United States. A fleet of aircraft is at the President’s disposal. This article is about the aircraft in the presidential fleet and aircraft presidents have used.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
When NASA ignored the growing stress and psychological problems reported by the Skylab 4 crew, the crew took matters into their own hands. They mutinied, cutting all communication for a full day.
Erich Hartmann would score more victories in the Second World War than any fighter pilot in the history of aerial warfare downing 352 Soviet planes as he prowled the skies over the Eastern Front.
Born Red: A Chronicle of the Cultural Revolution is a fascinating autobiographical recount of the travails of the Cultural Revolution in China by its author Gao Yuan. However, it is also a book which the author attempts to use to shift the burden of blame away from himself.
Sitting at the corner of Fort Hill and North Main Street in the small City of Canandaigua, New York is a stately old home with a candle glowing perpetually in its right front window. An electric candle has replaced the original wax candle that a mother lit for her son when he left to fight in World War I. The candle was to remain burning in the window until the soldier returned. It still glows today almost a century since that son departed for war.
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
What the Titanic was to the sea, the Hindenburg was to the sky. Its disaster often begs the question: If it hadn't crashed, what would have happened?
Gerald R. Ford Jr. was an American politician who served as the 38th President of the United States from 1974 to 1977, following the resignation of Richard Nixon
In 17th-century France, Jacques Aymar enjoyed great celebrity as a man who could locate water as well as those guilty of crimes.
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.
John H. Glenn Jr. was an American aviator, engineer, astronaut, and United States Senator from Ohio. In 1962, he was the first American to orbit the Earth, circling it three times.
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.
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.
After King Charles I failed to arrest five of his opponents in the House of Commons, there was no alternative to Civil War.
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.
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.
Sitting along Interstate 17 in Arizona' s Verde Valley between Phoenix and Flagstaff is an ancient Indian ruin known as Montezuma Castle. Here is the history from its origins as a dwelling to today's
The Ottoman Empire was one of the largest Islamic Empires to date. It expanded from the Red Sea to present day Algeria to the borders of Austria-Hungry, and in its vast territory Islam encountered many different types of people (Ahmad 20). On the western front of the empire the Ottomans conquered Byzantine, Venetian, and other European territories. Each of these areas were predominately Christian previous to Ottoman rule and were able to remain so during. For the purpose of this paper, Ottoman i
What was the purpose of William Lloyd Garrison's anti-slavery newspaper The Liberator? How did Garrison imagine this paper would help end slavery?
The English language is a fertile place for those who play with words; William Shakespeare, Lewis Carroll, and even Marshall McLuhan found puns irresistible.
“Did Women Have a Renaissance?” This question, posed as the title of a groundbreaking essay by Jean Kelly-Gadol, has been the subject of much debate among historians since the 1980s. Although Kelly-Gadol herself answers in the negative (19),...
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.
The Valentine’s Day murder of Charles Walton shocked England. Dubbed the Witchcraft or Pitchfork Murder by the press, its connection with the occult continues to fascinate over seventy years later. It remains an unsolved crime.
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.
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
Poteau's Dunbar School was the first school in Oklahoma to be desegregated. This article tells the history.
William Wallace's battle cry, "Freedom!" resonates a deep chord in Americans' hearts. Perhaps it is the powerful war-voice of the bagpipes, the poetic thunder of a thousand hooves of Highland-bred horses, the brilliant flag-blue war paint on sweaty...
Life was hard for soldiers and conscientious objectors alike during World War 1. Find out why men became "Conchies" and how they were treated.
Review and summary of the historiographical interpretations that surround the emerging Cold War and its impact on world history.
When the death of Cuban leader Fidel Castro made headlines around the world in 2016, his trusted brother Raul was already running the nation. Some Cubans hoped Fidel Castro's son Fidelito would step into his father's shoes. Alas, that never happened and Fidelito committed suicide in February 2018.
James Monroe, aka the last cocked hat, was the fifth president of the United States. He had a great impact on our country, playing an integral part in the Louisiana Purchase.
During World War II, some men who refused to fight volunteered for a study on the effects of starvation on the human body.
Fingerprints are an excellent means of identifying people because each individual's fingerprints are unique and remain unchanged during their lifetime.
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.
Known as a great war hero and military leader, this man became the 18th president of the United States of America.
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.
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...
The RMS Lusitania was struck by a torpedo and sunk by a German U-boat May 7th, 1915. This event helped sway American public opinion and proved to be a catalyst for the entry of the US into WW1.
British propaganda in WW1 accused the Germans of shipping their dead soldiers in a “corpse factory” where they would be rendered into oils, candles, nitroglycerin, and other products.
After Franco's death, Spain "forgot" about it past. It wasn't until the 21st century that the campaign to recover memory was started.
Apollo was the favorite son of Zeus and one of the second generation of gods and goddesses in Greek myth. His twin sister was Artemis. He was an archer, a lawyer, the Sun God, and played the lute.
James Madison was the fourth president of the United States and one of main architects of the U.S. Constitution and Bill of Rights.
Charles Dickens, like his character, Oliver Twist, knew from experience the meaning of poverty. Let's take a look at the social history that forms the background to the most famous of all his books.
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.
Hockey, football, rugby, baseball. Contemporary ball games have roots in the athletic competitions and games of the Middle Ages.
In 1864, the submarine H.L. Hunley sunk the USS Housatonic making it the first submarine in history to successfully carry out such an attack.
Phineas Barnum's American Museum in New York capitalized on the Cabinets of Curiosities which originated in Europe and comprised impressive collections of oddities collected by the rich and elite.
Thanksgiving 10,000 BC. Native American Nations from the First Nations in Canada to Native Americans in the USA to the Indigenous Peoples in Mexico and Central & South America are related to the global Circumpolar Peoples and their own traditions of Thanksgiving have carried along with them from one hemisphere to the other...
On April 22nd, 1915, Germany unleashed a new and terrible weapon on the Western Front. The Second Battle of Ypres saw the first mass use of chlorine gas in WW1, with devastating results.
During the scourge of warfare, defenseless children are often exploited in the most ruthless scenarios. Whether evacuated to safer places, tested for ethnic purity or imprisoned, they suffer.
In terms of Nordic mythology, Farbauti is a God. In a certain comic book universe she's a goddess. Here is the tale of how a minor male god had a gender bender for a modern audience.
Exercise Tiger was a series of full dress rehearsals for the D-Day invasion. On April 28, 1944, the flotilla was attacked by German E-boats, killing 749 American soldiers and sailors.
Ancient Roman food is fascinating! Read on to be thrilled, intrigued, and potentially grossed out by the diet of the ancient Romans. Maybe you'll even want to try it.
Under London are plague pits used to bury victims of the Black Death and the Great Plague of 1665? Where are the plague pits in London and why were they dug?
There is both a degree of unanimous agreement, as well as a broad range of differing interpretation regarding the status and position of women in Viking Age Scandinavia. A variety of secondary scholarship dating between the second half of the...
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.
Contrary to popular belief the American colonists were not very puritanical, not even the Puritans. In reality, they fought a lot, drank too much, and exhibited a very colorful use of colonial slang.
Cats have endeared themselves to famous creative people throughout history. Discover some of the writers, inventors, philosophers and solitaries they've inspired.
Sometimes, death doesn't put an end to someone's grudge against another. And that was clearly illustrated when a pope put his predecessor on trial in which the body was dug up for the Cadaver Synod.
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.
The third part in a three part hub. The story behind Freedomland U.S.A., a Disneyland sized theme park that once existed in the Bronx
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.
Arizona's state seal features a miner for good reason. Hard rock gold mining, placer gold prospecting, and gold as a byproduct of copper mining have yielded huge treasure for the state.
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...
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.
The Battle of Adowa resulted in a victory for the Ethiopian kingdom over Italy, ensuring it would remain one of only 2 independent states during the scramble for Africa.
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 F-18 Hornet is in the news. The many types of Hornets can be confusing. We break it down for you so you too can know your Hornets.
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 shipwreck of the El Cazador with its vast silver coin hoard in 1784 would trigger a sequence of events which lead to America’s purchase of the vast track of land known as the Louisiana Territory.
A queen so notorious that history has never forgotten her, Eleanor of Aquitaine lived one of the most colorful and scandalous lives of Medieval Europe.
During World War II, Europe looked to Africa for labor to defeat the enemy. Slavery took a different look as labor resources were pulled not for plantation labor but for military service. They risked their lives yet still found themselves under the...
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.
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.
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.
Alexander II of Russia brought about great reforms to his country that have gone forgotten over the years.
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.
Medical schools used to rely on cadavers for dissection supplied by The Resurrection Men. As demand rose, tragically, body snatching was soon to lead to murder
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.
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.
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...
Since the film "Amazing Grace", the name “William Wilberforce” has become widely-known. During his life Wilberforce put feet to his faith, and as a result, spearheaded the move to abolish the slave trade, and eventually the abolition of slavery. This article will further acquaint you with Wilberforce's efforts as a leader that brought him success.
An overview of the comparative differences and similarities between Thucydides' Pericles Funeral Oration and his Melian Dialogue
A woman with an exceptional skill for stealing from wealthy Londoners finally came to a gruesome end.
On October 9, 1808, the French and Neapolitans launched a daring attack on the British-held island of Capri, winning an upset victory despite all the odds being against them.
Littered with the remains of World War I soldiers and munitions, the Zone Rouge has remained an inhospitable no man's land, an eyesore on the beautiful French countryside.
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 French Revolution; Jacobins; Reign of Terror; Guillotine; Vendee Uprising; King Louis XVI; Robespierre; Bigot; Illuminati; Cult of Reason; Atheism; Communism; Feminism; Satanism; the Antichrist.
The terror and squalor of World War I trenches pushed many soldiers to the edge of madness; the therapy prescribed for some of these was a firing squad.
In 1863, the Richmond Daily Dispatch newspaper predicted that by 1963, a reunited U.S. will be the most powerful nation on earth.
Young British men from upper-class families flocked to the colours in the First World War; for most, life in uniform was miserable and short.
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.
America's first president, George Washington was keenly aware of his importance as the nation's first president, once remarking that "There is scarcely any part of my conduct which may not be hereafter drawn into precedent." This essay provides an overview of Washington's actions as America's first president and how his actions established precedents for the American nation today.
Rudolf von Eschwege was the only German fighter pilot on the Balkan Front. He was so successful that the British finally resorted to setting a diabolical trap for the “Eagle of the Aegean Sea”.
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.
A German U-Boat torpedoed the RMS Laconia and called other U-Boats to help pick up survivors. An American bomber attacked the surfaced subs, forcing them to abandon the rescue and dive.
William the Conqueror made himself the mightiest noble in France and then changed the course of England’s history by his conquest of that country.
Count Alan 'Rufus' came to these shores with Duke William fitzRobert. For his part in the fighting on Caldbec Hill against Harold he was awarded with land overlooking the River Swale in Yorkshire...
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?
Andrew Jackson's reputation is not the greatest, but was he really the Indian hater people claimed he was?
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.
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.
Rutherford B Hayes, our 19th President, planned before he even won the election to only serve one term, and won by a very narrow margin against his opponent Tilden.
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.
A short summary of the key dates, facts and events in the middle of the first world war (1915-1916).
In WW2, African American officers of the 477th Bomber Group courageously put their careers and their lives on the line to fight segregation
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...
Albert Einstein was a famous physicist well-known for his theory of relativity. He is considered to be the Father of Modern Physics. Read on to learn more about his life.
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.
The Italian Front has never garnered the attention paid other fronts in World War One. Italy tied down millions of Austro-Hungarian troops which otherwise would have fought against the Russians.
Crime in a Mayberry kind of town in Virginia explores the 1912 massacre in the Carroll county court house in Hillsville.
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.
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.
Review and summary of historian Alejandro de la Feuntes' book, "A Nation for All: Race, Inequality, and Politics in Twentieth-Century Cuba"
Around the landscape of Denmark can be seen evidence of trolls. Their caves, mounds, and holes dot the landscape. Are they really fierce savage monsters though?
Learn about the years between World War I and World War II—they began with such promise but ended in such tragedy.
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?
Metals have a variety of physical traits that limit the shapes and forms into which decorative metal works can be fashioned.
Women with facial hair have drawn interest and have been exploited throughout history. Famous women who were oppressed because of their beards were often driven to advocate for others. Causes of facial hair growth in women are also explored.
During the American Civil War, the Confederate president made several decisions that led to the defeat of the South.
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,...
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.
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.
The purpose of the sideshow was to remove coin from people happily complicit in the exploitation of unfortunates.
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.
Early personal firearms, as opposed to cannons, worked by igniting gunpowder just as cannons did. The problem was how to ignite the gunpowder reliably and safely.
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.
This cemetery near the Supermax Prison in Florence has a long history of serving the local Catholic and Penitente communities. Its many handmade stones reflect the tragic lives of those buried there.
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.
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.
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.
Hailed as the "father of his country," even during his lifetime, George Washington is without doubt one of the most important figures from American history. Here are 20 Washington facts.
The word scientist was coined in 1840, but the 17th century is revered among scientists as an age of great discovery. This is the century of Galileo, Kepler, Bacon, Pascal, Descartes, and Newton.
Founded in 1832, Skullyville was one of Oklahoma’s oldest, most important towns. Throughout its brief but turbulent existence, Skullyville served as the capitol of the Choctaw Nation, was a key stop on the renowned Butterfield Stage Route, was ravaged by the bloody Civil War, and was known as a cultural and educational center.
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.
"Alamein to Zem Zem" is a first person account of the British 8th Army push across North Africa in WWII written by Keith Douglas. This article is a review and summary of a classic war memoir.
The air raids by the American and British Air Forces in the Second World War were the most destructive in human history leaving vast wastelands wherever their massive aerial armadas would strike.
The reconstruction after the Revolutionary and Civil wars in the United States were alike and contrasted in several ways. Both the Revolutionary War reconstruction and Civil War reconstruction had similarities and differences.
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.
While sibling saints are rare, brother and sister saints are most uncommon. These saints reveal the beauty of mutual support between siblings.
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.
If you had never heard the term, you may wonder what the fork spooning is. Spooning is a type of hugging. Both people involved in the hug face in the same direction so that they look like spoons in a drawer.
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.
In 58 BC, Julius Caesar crossed the Rhine and met people who he would come to call the Germans and the Gauls. Caesar's Gallic Wars would forever shape our views of these people, so who were they?
When most Germans remained silent in view of Nazi injustice, this fearless bishop risked his life to defend the wronged.
German flak towers were not just elevated anti-aircraft defenses; they were massive fortifications resembling castle towers bristling with anti-aircraft weapons. Not one was destroyed during the war.
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.
Vasser-educated and the daughter of a clergyman, Lois Long wrote wittily about New York’s night life during Prohibition.
Vought designed the XF4U-1 with the concept of building a lightweight fighter around the most powerful engine available. F-4U production continued until 1952 and 12,571 were built.