Centuries later, Stede Bonnet’s motivations and actual aptitude for piracy remain unclear. But he still managed to make the history books—in his nightgown, no less.
One of the paintings in the series was stolen from a museum and held for ransom. Another sold for a record-breaking price.
The Great Depression was caused by the 1929 stock market crash and plunged the entire country into poverty … right? Maybe not.
The Demogorgon is much, much older than ’Stranger Things,’ or even ’Dungeons & Dragons.’
The date was chosen to coincide with the anniversary of the end of World War I, which occurred at the 11th hour of 11th day of the 11th month.
Pumpkin pie was actually born in Europe—until American colonists claimed it as their own in the late 18th century.
They may not be as “precious” as diamonds or emeralds, but these scarce gems are just as valuable—if not more so.
There are a few reasons—including a little something to do with the horse and buggy. Find out more about the history of Election Day.
Louis Wain sketched, painted, and even animated cats throughout the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
Alvin King—a shoe repairman from Emporia, Kansas—probably isn’t in many history books, but he deserves at least a paragraph.
We look back at the history of Thanksgiving to explain how turkey, cranberry sauce, and pumpkin pie got on your plate.
Both Memorial Day and Veterans Day are meant to celebrate military veterans, but there's one important distinction you should remember.
From ARPANET to Myspace, this internet timeline hits all the important milestones.
They’re quintessential starter pets for young children. But it’s important to know how to properly care for a pet goldfish.
Find out more about the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, from the first soldier ever interred in it to the rigorous process of guarding it.
In the 1840s, Ada Lovelace wrote the world’s first machine algorithm for an early computer that existed only on paper.
Climate can cause a big difference in how much hair a lion grows.
American painter Jasper Johns shook up the art world by reconceptualizing common icons like targets, numbers, and letters—and it all began in 1954 with ‘Flag.’
The Nuna supermountains were as tall as the Himalayas but over three times as long—and are now lost to time.
His innovative alphabet brought literacy to a nation.
It’s often said the dreidel was a way Jewish people communicated their faith during ancient times of oppression. But the Hanukkah game is actually a lot more recent.
November has been proclaimed Native American Heritage Month for more than 30 years, but the movement to honor Indigenous cultures started long before that.