- The London Beer Flood, 200 Years Ago
- "Virtual Autopsy" of King Tut Paints Unflattering Picture
- The Cardiff Giant Fools the Nation, 145 Years Ago
- Archaeologists Unearth Giant Sphinx—in California
- 10 Things You May Not Know About Herbert Hoover
- 8 Things You May Not Know About Emperor Claudius
- Divers Excavate Greek Shipwreck Dubbed “Ancient Titanic”
- The Charge of the Light Brigade, 160 Years Ago
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 this day in 1517, the priest and scholar Martin Luther approaches the door of the Castle Church in Wittenberg, Germany, and nails a piece of paper to it cont…
Author: Elizabeth Nix
On the 100th anniversary of its opening, find out more about the famous waterway connecting the Atlantic and Pacific oceans.
60 years after Elvis’ recording of the song that launched his career, find out facts about the iconic entertainer that might surprise you.
A number of nations are giving up paper currency. Could America be next?
This month, a painting by Picasso is being raffled off, for the first time ever online, in order to help a group working to save an ancient city.
As the tree lighting at New York City’s Rockefeller Center marks its 81st anniversary, find out more about this sparkling tradition.
Researchers find a giant aircraft-carrier sub that was captured and sunk by the U.S. Navy nearly 70 years ago.
Buyers are spending big money to own a piece of Kennedy history, from nearly $600,000 for the president’s leather jacket to $318,000 for a car he once rode in.
NYC preservationist makes a potentially major historic find: possible remnants of the Colonial-era Bull’s Head Tavern.
Get the facts about the modern version of the 19th century political party whose members included four U.S. presidents and a young Abe Lincoln.
On the 65th anniversary of one of the greatest upsets in American politics, get the story on President Harry Truman’s unexpected re-election victory over Thomas Dewey.
Researchers worry that black-market dino bones will be lost forever to science.
Find out some fascinating facts about this American landmark, which opened to the public 125 years ago.
Researchers make a rare find: thousands of dino tracks along the Yukon River.