The Great War was a time of terrible tragedy, but also led to some inventions that had a lasting impact on society.
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.
While enjoying a free doughnut on National Doughnut Day, remember the women who introduced the treat to soldiers during World War I.
We're shedding light on some common misconceptions about World War I, including who was actually involved and when the fighting officially ended.
September 16, 1913: In 1912 and 1913, a series of crises centered on Albania repeatedly brought Europe to the edge of war.
Celebrate National Peanut Butter Day with a World War I-era recipe for peanut loaf or peanut butter soup.
These tributes to fallen soldiers may not be as instantly recognizable as the Vietnam Memorial and others, but their stories are no less fascinating--including one that doubles as a mausoleum right in Manhattan.
Some of history's most infamous secret societies have planned revolutions and assassinations—others, are happy enough just to hang around college campuses.
The National Archives needs citizens to help make its collection of WWI photographs and historical documents searchable.
Eugene Bullard survived some of the deadliest battles in history and became the world's first Black fighter pilot—all before the age of 30.
Futurist leaders considered pasta an “absurd Italian gastronomic religion” that went against the grain of fascism (literally).
Thanksgiving may look different in 2020, but history provides some surprising insights on how to approach the menu, traditions, and celebrations during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Woodrow Wilson never publicly acknowledged the 1918 influenza pandemic—not even after he caught the virus himself.
World War I generated lots of new technology, including smoke screens that looked as large and solid as the Wall from ‘Game of Thrones.’
Victory gardens were originally a way to supplement food supplies during World Wars I and II. Now, Americans are bringing them back in response to COVID-19 concerns.
The 2020 Tokyo Olympics have been postponed for a year due to the coronavirus outbreak, but it's not the first time the Summer or Winter Games have been nixed because of world events.
It makes sense that master filmmakers keep returning to old wars to tell new stories, as war movies have all the elements needed for a compelling tale. From medieval epics to modern thrillers, here are 25 of the best of them.
In May 1918, Henry Johnson found himself alone in a French forest with a wounded ally, an empty rifle, and dozens of German soldiers closing in. He didn't run. He fought.
An artist and sculptor, Anna Coleman Ladd offered her talents to soldiers who had been badly disfigured fighting in World War I. Her masks helped restore their appearance and their self-confidence.
Though it was more than 100 years ago—on April 6, 1917—that the United States entered the First World War, its effect on our language continues.