History Stories
AUTHOR: Evan Andrews
The Floating White House: A Brief History of the Presidential Yacht
August 18, 2017

Before there was Air Force One, there was the presidential yacht. Read More

Why Lincoln Wanted an Italian Freedom Fighter to Lead His Army
August 11, 2017

Giuseppe Garibaldi is best known for helping to Italy, but he came very close to taking another notable assignment, Read More

America’s Forgotten Swedish Colony
July 25, 2017

For nearly 20 years in the 17th century, Sweden had a little-known colony that spanned parts of Delaware, Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Read More

Why Arab Scholar Ibn Battuta is the Greatest Explorer of all Time
July 20, 2017

In the 14th century, the Moroccan wanderer Ibn Battuta spent nearly 30 years traveling some 75,000 miles across Africa, the Middle East, India and Southeast Asia. Read More

The Strange Tale of New York’s Forgotten Subway
June 2, 2017

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Battle for the Aleutians: WWII’s Forgotten Alaskan Campaign
June 2, 2017

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Aaron Burr’s Notorious Treason Case
May 31, 2017

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The Lost Colony of Popham
May 12, 2017

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The Mysterious Disappearance of L’Oiseau Blanc
May 8, 2017

Just two weeks before Charles Lindbergh made his famous 1927 New York to Paris flight, French pilots Charles Nungesser and François Coli vanished while trying to cross the Atlantic in the opposite direction. Read More

The Strange Saga of the 27th Amendment
May 5, 2017

It was first proposed in 1789, but it took 200 years and a campaign by a Texas university student before it was finally ratified. Read More