From Auschwitz to the 9/11 Memorial & Museum, these dark tourism destinations are fascinating—and definitely not for the faint of heart.
Anyone with a cat will probably argue that their feline is the coolest—but there have been at least a few other candidates through the ages, from Able Seacat Simon to Abraham Lincoln’s kitties to the feline that inspired Nikola Tesla.
In the 1950s, American counterinsurgents decided to play into Philippine folklore by orchestrating a deadly 'vampire' attack.
Before J. Robert Oppenheimer had a change of heart, some of his fellow scientists opposed the U.S. government’s plan to make and deploy an atomic bomb.
One of the most fascinating figures to ever live was born 246 years ago.
Facial hair as aggressive as the World War I combatants.
No, spies aren't all focused on national security. Yes, the CIA did deploy a mission called Operation Acoustic Kitty.
Memorial Day arose from the tragedy of the Civil War. It's a time to remember the people who sacrificed their lives for their country.
America’s greatest physicists assembled under the Manhattan Project to create the deadliest weapon the world had ever seen—an atomic bomb.
From serving in the Iraq War to becoming the first U.S. senator to give birth in office, Tammy Duckworth has an impressive history of overcoming adversity with grit and humor.
Some wars can take centuries. Others can take, oh, about 45 minutes.
The Great War was a time of terrible tragedy, but also led to some inventions that had a lasting impact on society.
We take a closer look at the life and demise of the wronged queen who lent her name to a rebellion when she took on the might of—what was at the time—the world’s largest empire.
"Carol of the Bells" was adapted from the Ukrainian composition “Shchedryk,” a New Year’s ballad that doubled as a cry for independence in the aftermath of World War I.
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.
Grab your lucky rabbit’s foot and read up on the tales of some of the unluckiest people in history, from the man whose backyard became a battlefield (twice!) to an absurdly accident-prone instrument inventor and beyond.
‘Äpplet’ had a more successful naval career than its short-lived sibling, the ‘Vasa.’ Studying its wreck could help explain why.
From the World War II engagement that helped instigate a medical breakthrough to the devastating attack that indirectly contributed to the Renaissance, these battles altered the course of history.
The war in Ukraine is having more unintended consequences, including a new lights-out policy at one of the world's most famous attractions.
Some of the most well-known cities in the world have gone through at least one name change.
The Middle Ages may not have been crawling with ice zombies or dragons, but much of the HBO hit 'House of the Dragon'—and its predecessor, 'Game of Thrones'—is taken from real history.
What was Kleenex originally used for? The product’s fascinating history has ties to Kotex and World War I.
The Gold Star Family license plate has its roots in a custom that began during World War I.
The three-day Civil War battle was a badly needed win for the North—but like all victories, it came with a price.