- The Dutch Surrender New Netherland, 350 Years Ago
- Has Jack the Ripper’s Identity Been Revealed?
- Ship From Doomed Arctic Expedition Found After 170 Years
- 9 Things You May Not Know About “The Star-Spangled Banner”
- The First Battle of the Marne, 100 Years Ago
- Tomb Dating From the Time of Alexander the Great Found in Northern Greece
- The History Behind the Scottish Independence Vote
- 9 Things You May Not Know About Lizzie Borden
History.com on Facebook
More to Explore
Follow Eustace, Tom and Marty as they devote their lives to surviving off the grid, on their own terms.
Get the real story behind this famous World War II icon.
Explore 7 ways the battle changed the course of the Civil War.
Watch the exclusive web series.
This Day in History
On this day in 1780, during the American Revolution, American General Benedict Arnold meets with British Major John Andre to discuss handing over West Point to …
Author: Barbara Maranzani
The Battle of Shiloh, one of the Civil War’s most deadly clashes, took place 150 years ago this week.
On the 50th anniversary of this historic space flight, here are some facts you might not know about the first American to orbit the Earth.
In honor of Presidents’ Day, here’s a look at some unusual ways the commanders-in-chief have spent their special day.
With the announcement of a $1 billion public stock offering, it will soon be possible to own a piece of one of the world’s most iconic buildings.
Florence Green, the last known veteran of one of the greatest conflicts of the 20th century, died at a nursing home in Norfolk, England, on February 4 at the age of 110.
January 11 marks the anniversary of the birth of Alexander Hamilton, one of America’s most influential and controversial founding fathers.
As we commemorate the 70th anniversary of this “date which will live in infamy,” explore little-known facts about the attack.
Nearly 70 years after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor and the United States’ entry into World War II, Japanese-American soldiers receive the country’s highest civilian honor.
Fred L. Shuttlesworth, the noted civil rights leader and co-founder of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, died Wednesday in Birmingham, Alabama.