AUTHOR: Elizabeth Nix
A Brief History of the President’s Annual Address
February 28, 2017

Explore the history of the president's annual addresses to Congress, and the origins of the State of the Union speech. Read More

The Disaster that Deluged Florence’s Cultural Treasures
November 3, 2016

Explore what happened during the 1966 disaster when the Arno River burst its banks in the city of Florence. Read More

The World’s First Web Site
August 4, 2016

On August 6, 1991, without fanfare, British computer scientist Tim Berners-Lee published the first-ever website while working at CERN, the huge particle physics lab in Switzerland. Read More

The Black Tom Explosion
July 29, 2016

An explosion that initially looked like an accident, turned out to be an act of sabotage. Read More

The Life of Lou Gehrig
May 31, 2016

Find out more about the legendary first baseman. Read More

8 Things You Might Not Know about Mary I
February 16, 2016

Get the facts on the turbulent life of this Tudor monarch—England's first queen regnant. Read More

9 Things You Might Not Know About “Peanuts”
October 2, 2015

Get the facts about the famous comic strip Peanuts and its creator. Read More

7 Things You May Not Know About Vincent Van Gogh
July 8, 2015

Find out more about the Dutch-born painter, including what he did before becoming an artist, the unusual place where he painted some of his best-known works and why he might not have been responsible for cutting off his own ear. Read More

7 Fascinating Facts About the Panama Canal
August 15, 2014

On the 100th anniversary of its opening, find out more about the famous waterway connecting the Atlantic and Pacific oceans. Read More

7 Fascinating Facts About Elvis Presley
July 1, 2014

Check out seven facts about the iconic entertainer that might surprise you. Read More