Globetrotting Vikings: Crusading to Jerusalem
January 18, 2017

Ushered in with raids on Christian monasteries, the Viking Age came to an unlikely end centuries later with the Nordic warriors joining in the Crusades and fighting in the name of Christianity. Read More

The Treacherous Race to the South Pole
January 17, 2017

In the early 1910s, explorers Roald Amundsen and Robert Falcon Scott engaged in a frantic, and ultimately tragic, race to be the first man to reach the South Pole. Read More

The Costliest Day in SEAL Team Six History
January 17, 2017

On August 6, 2011, insurgents shot down a Chinook transport helicopter in Afghanistan, killing all 38 people on board, including 15 Navy SEALS from Team Six’s Gold Squadron. Read More

The Great Molasses Flood of 1919
January 13, 2017

Sugary-sweet molasses turned deadly on January 15, 1919, when a holding tank burst and sent 2.3 million gallons of the sticky liquid sweeping through the streets of Boston. Read More

Alternate Take: What If Martin Luther King Hadn’t Been Killed?
January 13, 2017

Consider how history might have been different had Martin Luther King Jr. not been assassinated at the age of 39. Read More

The First Foreign-Born First Lady: Louisa Catherine Adams
January 13, 2017

Fluent in French and favored by the grandest courts in Europe, the London-born Louisa Catherine Adams played a key role in the election of her husband, John Quincy Adams, in 1824. Read More

History of the Presidential Cabinet
January 12, 2017

The presidential Cabinet has come a long way since Alexander Hamilton and Thomas Jefferson used to duke it out during the Washington administration. Read More

800-Year-Old Skeleton Yields Genome of Deadly Infection
January 11, 2017

Researchers have mapped the DNA of an ancient bacterial infection that killed a pregnant woman living outside the ancient city of Troy in the final years of the Byzantine Empire. Read More

A History of the Presidential Farewell Address
January 10, 2017

Take a look back at the history of presidential goodbyes over the years. Read More

Experts Stunned By CT Scan of Tiny Mummy
January 9, 2017

When medical experts recently scanned a tiny Egyptian mummy—thought to contain the remains of a hawk—they were shocked to discover it was actually a mummified human baby. Read More