AUTHOR: Evan Andrews
7 Historical Figures Posthumously Diagnosed with Illnesses
February 11, 2016

From Michelangelo’s arthritis to Abraham Lincoln’s depression, learn the stories behind seven historical figures who may have suffered from undiagnosed physical ailments. Read More

1,500-Year-Old “Little Ice Age” May Have Altered the Course of History
February 10, 2016

A new study has proposed a link between a 1,500-year-old global cooling event and a period of prolonged social strife that included plagues, famine and the collapse of empires. Read More

World’s Oldest Monument to Receive a Multi-Million Dollar Investment
January 27, 2016

A new project has allocated more than $15 million to preserve and promote Göbekli Tepe, an 11,000-year-old Turkish monument believe to be the world’s first temple. Read More

Remembering the Palomares H-bomb Incident
January 15, 2016

Cold War paranoia nearly led to a nuclear disaster 50 years ago, when an American B-52 bomber exploded over Spain and dropped four hydrogen bombs near the tiny village of Palomares. Read More

11 Surprising Facts About Benjamin Franklin
January 15, 2016

On the anniversary of Franklin’s birth, check out eleven little-known facts about the United States’ original renaissance man. Read More

9 Things You May Not Know About Benedict Arnold
January 14, 2016

On the anniversary of Arnold’s birth, learn nine surprising facts about one of the most complex and controversial figures in American history. Read More

10 Things You May Not Know About Sitting Bull
December 15, 2015

On the anniversary of Sitting Bull’s death, learn 10 surprising facts about one of the most legendary Native Americans of the 19th century. Read More

The Mysterious Disappearance of Flight 19
December 4, 2015

70 years after five U.S. Navy torpedo bombers vanished in the Bermuda Triangle, take a look back at one of the most perplexing mysteries in aviation history. Read More

Boss Tweed’s Flight from Justice
December 3, 2015

One hundred forty years after William “Boss” Tweed escaped from a New York prison and briefly fled the country, take a look back at the downfall of one of the 19th century’s most notorious politicians. Read More

9 Things You May Not Know About Elizabeth Cady Stanton
November 12, 2015

Brash, uncompromising and fiercely intelligent, Elizabeth Cady Stanton spent more than 50 years as one of the leading voices of the American women’s rights movement. On the bicentennial of her birth, learn nine fascinating facts about the woman Susan B. Anthony called “the philosopher and statesman of our movement.” Read More