58 Amazing Images With Little Known Stories From History (BDU)

Historical Photos | July 5, 2022

When you look back at history there are moments that you can’t help but feel like you’ve lived. Big, sweeping, epic moments that are etched in stone. But even...

Born – And Died – On The Fourth Of July

Historical Facts | July 4, 2022

President Coolidge standing on the south lawn of the White House. (Bettmann/Getty Images) To be "born on the Fourth of July" is to be considered as patriotic as they come, s...

Richard M. Johnson, The Most Colorful Vice President Of The 1800s

1800s | July 1, 2022

Richard M. Johnson (1781–1850), soldier and political leader, Vice President under Van Buren, 1837–1841. (Bettmann/Getty Images) The United States has ...

Things You Never Knew Were Invented In New York City

Historical Facts | June 29, 2022

A lady wearing a protective mask looks trough a shop window with toilet paper rolls displayed as a pyramid. (Artur Widak/NurPhoto via Getty Images) New York City is...

Sigmund Freud: Rare Facts About The Famed Psychoanalyst

People | June 27, 2022

Sigmund Freud, 1856-1939, Austrian psychiatrist, in the office of his Vienna home looking at a manuscript. (Bettmann/Getty Images) His Big Hit Was Initially A Du...

The "Ugly Wife," Anne Of Cleves

Medieval History | June 24, 2022

Anne of Cleves (1518-1557), circa 1550. (Hulton Archive/Getty Images) In his crazed quest for male heirs, King Henry VIII of England famously married six women, the luckiest of whom was...

City of Angels: Essential Facts About Los Angeles

Historical Facts | June 22, 2022

Los Angeles illuminated against sky at night. (Paul Meneshian/EyeEm/Getty) Origins Of AngelsLos Angeles was officially founded on September 4, 1781, though it was then...

Why You Don't Know About The Deadliest Fire In U.S. History

1800s | June 17, 2022

People seeking refuge in the Peshtigo River, 1871. (G. J. Tisdale/Wikimedia Commons) The deadliest wildfire in U.S. history claimed approximately 2,500 lives...

Chicago: Fun Facts About The Windy City

Historical Facts | June 15, 2022

View of cityscape with fantastic light and colors of sky against skyscraper. (Aurimas Adomavicius/Getty Images) It's Named After A Stinky OnionThe third-most populous city in th...

The Obscenity Trial Of "Lady Chatterley's Lover"

1960s | June 13, 2022

On the London Underground, a commuter reads a copy of D H Lawrence's "Lady Chatterley's Lover," unaware of the fellow passengers surreptitiously reading over his shoulder...

From Napoleon To Kate Middleton, The Breton Shirt Has A Long And Noble History

1800s | June 10, 2022

Breton shirt of the French Navy. (Claude TRUONG-NGOC/Wikimedia Commons) It's rare for a garment of utilitarian origin to become something ...

The Sportsman's Friend: Television's First Celebrity Fisherman

1950s | June 6, 2022

Bill Dance, Roland Martin, Babe Winkelman, and the slew of other T.V. fishermen owe a debt of gratitude to Harold Ensley. He was the creator and host of ...

This Day In History: Construction Begins On The Crazy Horse Memorial

1940s | June 3, 2022

A medium close up left side view of the Crazy Horse National Monument under construction, in the Black Hill of South Dakota. (U.S. National Archives/P...

The Story Of The Six Flags Of Texas

Historical Facts | June 1, 2022

Texas State Capitol Dome and Flags. (Bo Zaunders/Getty Images) With nearly 30 parks across North America, Six Flags Theme Parks is one of the most popular amusement park destination...

That Hagen Girl: The Shirley Temple–Ronald Reagan Movie With The Eww-Factor Ending

1940s | May 30, 2022

As child actress Shirley Temple progressed through her teenage years, she was no longer believable as a precocious dancing tot, but...

Lesser-Known Facts About Thomas Jefferson

People | May 27, 2022

Thomas Jefferson drafting Declaration of Independence; painting by N.C. Wyeth. (Bettmann/Getty Images) Thomas Jefferson: Pirate FighterSure, Thomas Jefferson was a U.S. foundi...

Going Out With A Bang: Babe Ruth Hits His Last Homer

1930s | May 25, 2022

Babe Ruth in uniform for the Boston Braves on March 17, 1935. (Bettmann/Getty Images) On May 25, 1935, the great Babe Ruth hit his 712th, 713th, and 714th career ho...

Guinness Records And Guinness Beer: 5 Companies You Never Realized Were Related

Historical Facts | May 23, 2022

A view of two pints of Guinness, in Dublin's pub. (Artur Widak/NurPhoto via Getty Images) Beer And TriviaThe Guinness World Records came ...

The Homestead Act Of 1862 And The Failure Of Free Land

1800s | May 20, 2022

Covered wagon and settlers crossing the West c. 1850 (Apic/Getty Images) On May 20, 1862, President Lincoln signed the Homestead Act of 1862 into law, essentially...

Kit Carson: Hero Of The Old West

1800s | May 18, 2022

American scout, trapper and Indian agent, Christopher 'Kit' Carson (1809–1868). (MPI/Getty Images) If you remember your grade school geography drills, you know the capital of Nevada is...

Heinrich Himmler, Architect Of The Holocaust

World War II | May 16, 2022

German Nazi leader and chief of police Heinrich Himmler speaks from Town Hall in Linz, Austria, 1938. (Hulton-Deutsch Collection/CORBIS/Corbis via Getty Images) Heinrich Hi...

History's Most Significant Piece Of Needlework

Ancient History | May 13, 2022

King Edward the Confessor enthroned and Harold Godwinson at Winchester as depicted in Scene 1 of the Bayeux Tapestry. (Pictures from History/Universal Images Group via Gett...

Walt Disney: Facts, Stories, And Trivia About The King Of Cartoons

People | December 5, 2021

Walt Disney and Mickey Mouse statue inside of the Magic Kingdom theme park (Roberto Machado Noa/LightRocket via Getty Images) Walter Elias Disney, bet...

A Brief History of Champagne: Where Did Champagne Come From And How?

Historical Facts | December 31, 2020

In a celebratory setting, a man's hands pour champagne into a glass slipper, while bubbles float in the background, ca.1970s. (Photo by Tom Kelley/Get...

Times Square History: The Weird Story Of The Evolution Of New York's Tourist Mecca

historical landmarks | December 30, 2020

(Byron Company/Wikimedia Commons) Anyone who visits New York City is bound to make their way to Times Square, the mecca of tourism in ...

History Of Fireworks: Who Invented Fireworks, And Why Do We Celebrate With Them?

Ancient History | December 29, 2020

(Mughal Style/Wikimedia Commons) Today, anyone can pick up inexpensive fireworks from a roadside stand, but long before they were an eas...

Cultures That Don't Celebrate New Year's Day On January 1

Historical Facts | December 28, 2020

Performers take part in the traditional dragon-and-drums Chinese new year parade. (Joel Saget/AFP via Getty Images) As midnight approaches on December 31, the ...

The Gregorian Calendar: Why Are The Months And Days The Way They Are?

Medieval History | December 27, 2020

(Biblioteca del Vaticano/Wikimedia Commons) January 1 marks the start of a new year, at least according to the Gregorian calendar. We've been using...

Boxing Day History: The True Origins Of Why We Celebrate Boxing Day

1800s | December 26, 2020

To many parts of the world, Boxing Day is a big deal, but in others, it hasn't caught on quite like it did in the United Kingdom, South Africa, Cana...

Why Do We Celebrate Christmas On December 25?

Ancient History | December 25, 2020

Queen Victoria's Christmas Tree, 1850. Found in the collection of Royal Collection, London. Artist: Roberts, James (1824-1867). (Fine Art Images/Heritage Images/Getty Images...

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