Did a Premature Obituary Inspire the Nobel Prize?
December 9, 2016

Dynamite inventor Alfred Nobel never explained why he created the Nobel Prizes in his 1895 will, but he may have been inspired by reading an unflattering obituary—his own. Read More

The Scandalous Romance That May Have Saved the British Monarchy
December 9, 2016

King Edward VII caused the British crown to endure its deepest crisis in modern history. The abdication of a pro-Nazi king, however, may have prevented even greater trouble that could have been fatal to the monarchy. Read More

Archaeologists Identify Mummified Legs as Queen Nefertari’s
December 8, 2016

Archaeologists say a pair of dismembered, mummified legs found inside an ancient Egyptian tomb are most likely those of the famed Queen Nefertari, consort of King Ramses II. Read More

7 Things You May Not Know About John Glenn
December 8, 2016

Check out seven things you might not know about John Glenn, the first American to orbit the Earth. Read More

The Midget Subs That Beat the Planes to Pearl Harbor
December 6, 2016

Hours before enemy planes filled the skies above Pearl Harbor, Japanese midget submarines were already lurking below water in a little-known aspect of the attack. Read More

HISTORY Vault: The History of the Holidays
December 5, 2016

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After Pearl Harbor: The Secret Plan to Hide America’s Iconic Documents
December 2, 2016

After the attack on Pearl Harbor, the U.S. government undertook a secret operation to hide the Constitution, Declaration of Independence and other treasured American artifacts. Read More

The Birth of SEAL Team Six
December 2, 2016

Explore the (mostly) secret history of the Naval Special Warfare Development Group, aka SEAL Team Six. Read More

After Pearl Harbor: The Race to Save the U.S. Fleet
December 1, 2016

The Japanese attack caught the U.S. Navy off guard but ultimately failed to cripple its war effort at sea, thanks to a massive salvage effort that began almost as soon as the smoke cleared. Read More

White House Q&A: President Obama’s Foreign Policy Legacy
November 30, 2016

As President Barack Obama prepares to leave office, Deputy National Security Advisor Benjamin Rhodes reflects on the administration's greatest foreign policy challenges and achievements. Read More