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Perkin Warbeck, the Great Pretender

British History | March 20, 2019

A great mystery in English royalty is the fate of the “two princes in the Tower.” Edward and Richard, ages 12 and 10, were both too young to take over the English throne when their...

“I Shall Return”: General MacArthur’s Promise

People | March 19, 2019

Gen. Douglas MacArthur (C) and Gen. Richard Sutherland (L) and Col. Lloyd Lehrbas wading ashore during Amer. landing at Lingayen Gulf. Source: (Photo by Carl Mydans/Th...

Why The California Gold Rush Wasn’t A Boon For John Sutter

1800s | March 18, 2019

Sutter's saw mill where gold was found in 1848, precipitating the Californian Gold Rush. Engraving, 1853. Source: (Photo by: Universal History Archive/UIG via...

St. Patrick’s Day: Origin And Tradition

Today in History | March 17, 2019

Every year on March 17th, celebrations take place in honor of St. Patrick’s Day. These celebrations such as parades, wearing the color green, eating the traditional dishes...

Differences and Similarities: World War I and World War II

Military History | March 16, 2019

Trench Warfare 1914: German soldiers sleeping in their trench in the snow as two stand guard with rifles poised, near the Aisne River valley, Western Front, Fra...

The Divine Sarah Bernhardt

People | March 15, 2019

Stage actress Sarah Bernhardt, arguably the greatest tragedienne of her day, in a scene from an unnamed theatre production. Original Publication: People Disc - HW0437 Source: (Photo by Hulton ...

The Most Isolated Town In The United States

historical landmarks | March 14, 2019

Canadian tourists enjoying sunset at Point Roberts beach in this photo from 1959. Source: (Photo by Carl Mydans/The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images) Where is the most i...

Stephen Decatur And The Barbary Pirates

1800s | March 13, 2019

Painting by Rembrandt Peale depicts a portrait of US Naval Officer Stephen Decatur (1779-1820), 1817. Source: (Photo by The New York Historical Society/Getty Images) An exceptio...

The Fascinating History of Dodgeball

Sports History | March 12, 2019

A player clutches a ball while dodging three others at the Elite Dodgeball National Championships at Boston University on Aug. 17, 2017. (Photo by Stan Grossfeld/The Boston Globe via...

Suits of Armor, A Knight’s Best Friend

Ancient History | March 11, 2019

A knight in armor, Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament. Source: (Photo by Roberto Machado Noa/LightRocket via Getty Images) Beginning in the 1400s, warriors devised a new way to...

Science Fiction Movies: Then (1950s) And Now

1950s | March 10, 2019

There are many different tastes in movies with varying genres including drama, comedy, romance, action, and science fiction. Science Fiction movies started out very primit...

History of the Life and Loves of Ernest Hemingway

People | March 9, 2019

The writings of Ernest Hemingway are well known throughout the literary world, but how much is known about him as a person? A lot of authors use their own lives or t...

Confederate Spy Belle Boyd, The Siren Of Shenandoah

People | March 8, 2019

She was called the Siren of the Shenandoah, the Cleopatra of Secession, and the La Belle Rebelle. Isabella “Belle” Boyd was one of the most famous Confederate spies...

The Real Story Of The Mutiny On The Bounty

Events | March 7, 2019

Marlon Brando as Fletcher Christian, and Trevor Howard as Captain William Bligh, in a scene from the 1962 film 'Mutiny on the Bounty' directed by Lewis Milestone. Source: (MGM ...

Rum Runners: A Short, But Profitable Prohibition-Era Career

1920s | March 6, 2019

When the United States Congress finally caved to pressures from temperance groups and passed the 18th Amendment in 1920, the country went dry. Alcohol produ...

Remember Little Audrey?

1940s | March 5, 2019

Do you remember Little Audrey? In 1947, Famous Studios cartoons introduced Little Audrey, a character that was akin to the popular Little Lulu cartoon. Little Audrey was a precocious young gir...

How a German U-Boat Ended Up In Chicago

1900s | March 4, 2019

French warship 'Sirocco' sinking German U-Boat, 24 November 1930. French destroyer sank two submarines. From British 'Epic Series' Postcards, No. 8. 'Passed for Publication by Min...

Unusual Discoveries Of Human Bones

Archaeological FInds | March 3, 2019

The occupation of an archeologist is exciting and intriguing. Archeologists throughout history have, through their discoveries, uncovered many interesting facts and theories about d...

The Lost Civilization Of Mohenjo-Daro

Abandoned Buildings | March 2, 2019

A lost civilization located in India, Mohenjo-Daro was the largest city in the Indus Valley and was considered to be one of the world’s most sophisticated cities. This mysterious...

When Texas Was Its Own Country

1800s | March 1, 2019

1839: The flag of the Republic of Texas, the 'Lone Star' state was admitted to the Union in 1845. Source: (Photo by MPI/Getty Images) Today, it seems strange to think that Texas could st...

Milk and Racing: The Indy 500’s Strange Obsession With Milk

Sports History | February 28, 2019

Scott Dixon drinks the ceremonial winner's milk over in victory lane in celebration of winning the 2008 Indianapolis 500 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway i...

The Liberty Bell’s Famous Crack

historical landmarks | February 27, 2019

The Liberty Bell is one of our most endearing national symbols. However, as every American kid quickly learns, that symbol is broken. The famous bell and its even more famous crack r...

Glenn Miller’s Disappearance, Accident or Cover Up?

People | February 26, 2019

Glenn Miller, with trombone. Source: (Photo by GAB Archive/Redferns) On December 15, 1944, American orchestra leader, Glenn Miller, famous for hits like “Chattanoo...

Thanks to These Ladies, Women Have the Right to Vote

Events | February 25, 2019

On May 3, 1916, Suffragettes carry a banner announcing that 'Women have full suffrage in Wyoming, Colorado, Utah and Idaho' at the Women of all Nations Parade in New ...

The History of the Amish and Their Unique Way of Life

People | February 24, 2019

The Amish people and their way of life may seem to be a bit too strict, particularly with modern society today; but the history and culture of the Amish is really...

Native Americans: Top Ten Famous Native Americans From the 1600-1900s

American Indians | February 23, 2019

Many Native Americans helped to shape the history of the United States. Some of them lost their land as well as their heritage while others thriv...

Ben Franklin and His Kite Experiment, The Real Story

Events | February 22, 2019

A Currier & Ives lithograph of Benjamin Franklin and his son William using a kite and key during a storm to prove that lightning was electricity, June 1752. Source: (...

“Happy Birthday To You”: The Celebratory Song With the Complex Legal History

Events | February 21, 2019

Finally, in 2015, more than 90 years after it was first published, the song everyone sings before blowing out their birthday candles, t...

Thank the St. Louis World’s Fair For Some of Your Favorite Foods

1900s | February 20, 2019

Saint Louis World's Fair St. Louis 1904. Visitors in front of the Government building at the exhibition area. (Photo by ullstein bild/ullstein bild via ...