History Stories
AUTHOR: Brynn Holland
How Donald Duck and Peanuts Saved Trick-or-Treating
October 10, 2017

Not even the effects of World War II could stop this Halloween pastime. Read More

Meet the Top Contenders for the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize
October 5, 2017

They’re working to make the Middle East a safer place. Read More

The Surprising Trump–Truman Connection at the United Nations
September 22, 2017

Trump, who has been inconsistent in his stance on the U.N., praised a historic example of American cooperation with its allies. Read More

7 of the Most Outrageous Medical Treatments in History
September 5, 2017

Explore seven of the most shocking treatments recommended by doctors. Read More

The ‘Father of Modern Gynecology’ Performed Shocking Experiments on Slaves
August 29, 2017

He was a medical trailblazer, but at what cost? Read More

The Rise and Fall of Action Park, New Jersey’s Most Dangerous Water Park
August 29, 2017

It quickly earned the infamous nickname “Accident Park.” Read More

1,000-Year-Old Stump of Wood May Hold the Key to Viking Fortress Secrets
August 18, 2017

It’s the first of its kind to be discovered in more than half a century. Read More

How Citrus Fruits Became an Ancient Status Symbol
July 31, 2017

Lemons were a sign of privilege and wealth in ancient Rome. Read More

America’s Creepiest Motel Can Be Yours. It Comes With Clowns
July 25, 2017

America’s “scariest motel” can be yours for $900,000. Read More

What the Bank of England Got Wrong about Jane Austen
July 19, 2017

The new £10 bank note is based on a portrait that was made of Austen after she died. Read More