AUTHOR: Evan Andrews
Bison Selected as the Official Mammal of the United States
May 13, 2016

Thanks to a new law passed by Congress and signed by President Barack Obama, the once extinction-threatened bison is now the official mammal of the United States. Read More

The Man Who Stole the Crown Jewels
May 9, 2016

Get the story behind how legendary rogue Thomas Blood bluffed his way into the Tower of London and nearly made off with the British crown jewels. Read More

Remembering the Haymarket Riot
May 4, 2016

Take a look back at one of the controversial chapters in America’s 19th century labor movement. Read More

10 Things You May Not Know About the Mexican-American War
April 22, 2016

Explore 10 fascinating facts about what has often been called America’s “forgotten war.” Read More

10 Things You Should Know About the Donner Party
April 14, 2016

170 years after the Donner Party left on their doomed journey, explore 10 key facts about one of the most gruesome episodes from the era of westward expansion. Read More

How Ping-Pong Diplomacy Thawed the Cold War
April 8, 2016

Find out how table tennis became an unlikely tool in international relations. Read More

10 Things You May Not Know About the First Olympics
April 6, 2016

Explore 10 little-known facts about the first modern Olympics. Read More

10 Things You May Not Know About Francis Drake
April 4, 2016

Explore ten fascinating facts about Queen Elizabeth’s favorite pirate. Read More

8 Things You May Not Know About the Crimean War
March 30, 2016

Explore eight key facts about one of the 19th century’s most devastating wars. Read More

10 Things You May Not Know About James Madison
March 7, 2016

Explore 10 surprising facts about the man often called the “Father of the Constitution.” Read More