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

Advertisement
Oldest Known U.S. Veteran Dies at 110
August 20, 2015

Emma Didlake, a Michigan woman believed to have been America’s oldest veteran, has died at the age of 110. Read More

Construction Worker Finds 1918 Flu Pandemic Mass Grave
August 19, 2015

A Pennsylvania construction worker has discovered a mass grave thought to contain victims of the 1918 flu pandemic. Read More

Were Humans Responsible for Killing Off the Wooly Mammoth?
August 18, 2015

According to a new statistical study, mankind—not climate change—was the driving force behind the extinction of prehistoric behemoths like the wooly mammoth and the saber-toothed tiger. Read More

Remembering Julian Bond, 1940-2015
August 17, 2015

The civil rights activist, longtime Georgia legislator and former NAACP chairman passed away this weekend at the age of 75, after a brief illness. Read More

The Stamp Act Riots, 250 Years Ago
August 14, 2015

On the 250th anniversary of the Stamp Act, look back at the colonial protests that laid the groundwork for the American Revolution a decade later. Read More

Advertisement