- The Lincoln Memorial’s Bizarre Rejected Designs
- CT Scan Reveals Mummified Monk Inside Ancient Buddha Statue
- First Viking Temple in 1,000 Years Coming to Iceland
- The Battle of Iwo Jima Begins, 70 Years Ago
- The Real-Life Story Behind “American Sniper”
- Scientists Seek Cholera DNA in Tuscan Cemetery
- Magna Carta Worth $15 Million Found in Archived Scrapbook
- Oldest Surviving USS Arizona Crewman Dies at 100
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
Dr. Seuss born, 1904
On this day in 1904, Theodor Geisel, better known to the world as Dr. Seuss, the author and illustrator of such beloved children's books as "The Cat i…
Author: Christopher Klein
On the 150th anniversary of the death of Andersonville’s first prisoner of war, look back at the notorious Confederate prison camp.
Fifty years after he first won the heavyweight title, explore 10 surprising facts about boxing legend Muhammad Ali.
As the Sochi Winter Games enter their final days, explore 10 surprising facts about the Winter Olympics.
When the Confederate submarine Hunley sank a Union warship 150 years ago, it didn’t change the course of the Civil War, yet it altered naval warfare forever.
Valentine’s Day is filled not only with cards, roses and chocolates but plenty of history as well.
In honor of Darwin Day, learn 10 surprising facts about the famed evolutionary biologist Charles Darwin.
According to new research by a Canadian historian, the 1918 flu outbreak that killed 50 million people originated in China.
As the XXII Winter Olympics open in Sochi, Russia, look back at the humble origins of the Winter Games 90 years ago.
Texas Tech University scientists have unearthed evidence of a previously unknown species of ancient crocodile-like creatures.
Look out Indiana Jones. A family of burrowing rabbits, not a team of archaeologists, has discovered a trove of Bronze Age artifacts in England.
New forensic research on 39 skulls unearthed in London may offer the first proof of Roman-era gladiators in the ancient city.
As panda cub Bao Bao readies for her public debut, look back at the frenzied arrival of the National Zoo’s first giant pandas in 1972.
Before “Lone Survivor” hits theaters on January 10, read the incredible tale of Marcus Luttrell and his fellow Navy SEALs that is the basis for the film.