You know Harry Belafonte's hits—here are some facts about the artist behind them.
Discover the controversy behind Hemingway’s classic novel, ‘A Farewell to Arms,’ as well as the inspiration for the title, the real-life love story that influenced the book, and how Bach inspired the author.
The Silent Generation may not be as flashy a group as Millennials, but they wield a surprising amount of influence over our culture.
The U.S. government is constantly moving its nuclear weapons from one facility to another, which means you may have passed one on the highway without even realizing it.
Though it’s now considered one of Pablo Picasso’s masterpieces, ‘Guernica’ didn’t have many fans when it debuted—one critic even called the artwork “one of the poorest things produced in the world.”
Napoleon needed cash fast, so he made the U.S. an offer it couldn’t refuse.
The precocious pachyderm nearly made the cover. Then Pearl Harbor was attacked.
Charlemagne built one of the greatest empires in world history, but less than a century after his death, it was gone.
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.
Alvin King—a shoe repairman from Emporia, Kansas—probably isn’t in many history books, but he deserves at least a paragraph.
Both Memorial Day and Veterans Day are meant to celebrate military veterans, but there's one important distinction you should remember.
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.
Here’s how a wave of mysterious deaths in the late 1970s and early 1980s among Southeast Asian refugees living in America inspired Wes Craven to pen his 1984 horror classic, “A Nightmare on Elm Street.”
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.