History Stories
AUTHOR: Becky Little
Charles Manson Was Sentenced to Death. Why Wasn’t He Executed?
November 20, 2017

The cult leader and mass murderer got parole hearings until the very end. Read More

History’s Worst Biblical Misprints
November 17, 2017

The church actively sought to destroy these "wicked" Bibles for their heresy. Read More

The Rise and Fall of Robert Mugabe, Zimbabwe’s Longtime Dictator
November 15, 2017

The 93-year-old president’s 37-year rule ended with a military coup. Read More

Stunning ‘Long-Lost’ Da Vinci Painting Sells for Record $450 Million
November 15, 2017

It was the highest price ever paid for a painting. Read More

Why Many Famous Figures Feared They’d Be Buried Alive
November 13, 2017

For centuries, people were terrified of being buried alive—for good reason. Read More

For the First Time, Central Park Will Honor Real-Life Women
November 8, 2017

But are Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton the right honorees? Read More

Foreign Travel Was Once Taboo for American Presidents
November 6, 2017

Meeting with European monarchs was a political landmine. Read More

The ‘Diversity’ Green Card Lottery Was Originally for White Immigrants
November 2, 2017

The history behind the program Trump wants to scrap. Read More

Martin Luther Might Not Have Nailed His 95 Theses to the Church Door
October 31, 2017

On the 500th anniversary of his defiant act, scholars question whether it actually happened. Read More

The Catalonian Fight for Independence Has Medieval Roots
October 30, 2017

The 2017 vote is the most radical step in a centuries-long power struggle. Read More