History Stories
AUTHOR: Becky Little
George Washington’s Hair Found in 18th-Century Almanac
February 22, 2018

The first president’s tresses were a keepsake for the family of Alexander Hamilton. Read More

Only Known Boxing Gloves From Roman Empire Discovered
February 21, 2018

The leather gloves survived because they were buried under concrete. Read More

How Snowboarding Became a Mainstream Olympic Event
February 14, 2018

With elements of surfing and skateboarding the sport has become one of the most popular at the Winter Olympics. Read More

How Chivalry Died—Again and Again
February 14, 2018

Who killed it? Read More

The Terrorist Attack That Failed to Derail the 1988 Seoul Olympics
February 9, 2018

After North Korea’s bizarre bid to co-host the 1988 Olympics, it tried to disrupt them with a bomb. Read More

4,400-Year-Old Egyptian Tomb Discovered in Ancient Burial Ground
February 5, 2018

The tomb contains paintings of a prominent priestess, plus a rare image of a dancing monkey. Read More

Truck Drives Over 2,000-Year-Old Desert Hieroglyphs
February 2, 2018

Peru's mysterious Nazca Lines are the world’s best-known example of geoglyphs. Read More

Mass Grave in England May Hold a ‘Lost’ Viking Army
February 2, 2018

Members of the Great Heathen Army were violently dispatched. Read More

How Bobby Kennedy Started the War on Gangs
February 1, 2018

Long before MS-13, Bobby Kennedy battled J. Edgar Hoover to take on the Mafia. Read More

When Popes Become Penitents: The History of Papal Apologies
January 18, 2018

In recent years, the papal apology has shifted its focus from historical wrongs to current events. Read More