Henry Every’s Bloody Pirate Raid, 320 Years Ago
September 4, 2015

Three hundred twenty years ago, Henry Every became the world’s most successful pirate—and its most wanted man—after leading a bloody raid on an Indian treasure fleet. Read More

Was Henry VIII the Worst Monarch of All Time?
September 4, 2015

In a recent British poll, a group of historical writers chose Henry VIII as the worst monarch in history. Was he really that bad? Read More

Titanic’s Watery Grave Located, 30 Years Ago
September 1, 2015

Thirty years ago, a joint American-French expedition tracked down one of the biggest prizes in maritime archeology: the 73-year-old wreck of the “unsinkable” ocean liner Titanic. Read More

Massive Bronze-Age City Discovered Underwater in Greece
August 31, 2015

A team of Swiss and Greek archaeologists has discovered the remains of a 4,000-year-old city, submerged just a few meters beneath the surface of the Aegean Sea. Read More

The Impact of Hurricane Katrina, 10 Years Later
August 28, 2015

Five survivors of Hurricane Katrina reflect on the changes the past decade has brought to the Gulf Coast and New Orleans, and the importance of the rebuilding process. Read More

The State Where Women Voted Long Before the 19th Amendment
August 26, 2015

For 50 years before the adoption of the 19th Amendment, women in one state had full voting rights, and you might be surprised where. Read More

The Great Moon Hoax, 180 Years Ago
August 25, 2015

On the 180th anniversary of the “Great Moon Hoax,” learn how a New York newspaper convinced many of its readers that unicorns and winged bat-men had been found on the lunar surface. Read More

6 Infamous Sacks of Rome
August 24, 2015

On the anniversary of the Visigoths’ sack of Rome in A.D. 410, take a look back at six of the most damaging raids on the Eternal City. Read More

Nazi “Ghost Train” Loaded with Gold May Have Been Found in Poland
August 24, 2015

Two men have contacted Polish authorities claiming to know the location of a German train packed with gold and other valuables that vanished at the end of World War II. Read More

The Trotsky Assassination, 75 Years Ago
August 21, 2015

On the 75th anniversary of Leon Trotsky’s assassination, read about the tale of deceit, betrayal and a pickaxe-wielding secret agent behind his murder. Read More