- 6 Things You Should Know About Napoleon
- 10 Things You May Not Know About the Eiffel Tower
- 9 Things You May Not Know About Lizzie Borden
- 8 Things You May Not Know About Queen Elizabeth II
- 8 Things You Didn't Know About Catherine the Great
- 5 Things You May Not Know About the Terra Cotta Army
- The Dark Side of the Grimm Fairy Tales
- 5 Things You May Not Know About Lincoln, Slavery and Emancipation
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 April 19, 1897, John J. McDermott of New York won the first Boston Marathon with a time of 2:55:10. The Boston Marathon was the brainchild of Boston Athletic…
Author: Christopher Klein
As Inauguration Day approaches, explore seven locations other than the U.S. Capitol where presidents have taken the oath of office.
On the 100th anniversary of the birth of Richard Nixon, explore 10 surprising facts about America’s 37th president.
As college football kicks off 2013 with six bowl games, explore the history of this New Year’s Day tradition.
Sacagawea reportedly died 200 years ago today, but a gravestone in Wyoming tells a much different story.
As American electors gather to formally cast their votes for president, explore 9 things you may not know about the Electoral College.
As the 239th anniversary of the Boston Tea Party approaches, explore 10 things you may not know about the iconic political protest.
For five days in December 1952, the Great Smog smothered London, wreaking havoc and killing thousands.
An American holiday tradition was launched by a fashionable British queen celebrating an old German custom.
As America celebrates Thanksgiving, explore the real history of the Pilgrims’ purported landing place—Plymouth Rock.
As Steven Spielberg’s biopic of Abraham Lincoln hits the big screen, explore 10 things you may not know about the 16th U.S. president.
As Americans vote for their next president, explore 10 memorable campaign slogans that have propelled candidates to the White House.
Thirty years before the infamous Salem witch trials, a witch hunt hysteria swept through another colonial New England town.
Fifty years ago, U-2 pilot Rudolf Anderson Jr. was shot down during the Cuban Missile Crisis. His death may have saved the lives of millions.