AUTHOR: Evan Andrews
The Great Moon Hoax, 180 Years Ago
August 25, 2015

On the 180th anniversary of the “Great Moon Hoax,” learn how a New York newspaper convinced many of its readers that unicorns and winged bat-men had been found on the lunar surface. Read More

6 Infamous Sacks of Rome
August 24, 2015

On the anniversary of the Visigoths’ sack of Rome in A.D. 410, take a look back at six of the most damaging raids on the Eternal City. Read More

Were Humans Responsible for Killing Off the Wooly Mammoth?
August 18, 2015

According to a new statistical study, mankind—not climate change—was the driving force behind the extinction of prehistoric behemoths like the wooly mammoth and the saber-toothed tiger. Read More

10 Little-Known Facts About Cleopatra
August 12, 2015

Cleopatra's remembered as one of the most brilliant and alluring figures of antiquity, yet many of the details of her life are either unknown or clouded by myth. On the anniversary of her death, learn 10 surprising facts about the fabled Queen of the Nile. Read More

The Man Who Survived Two Atomic Bombs
August 7, 2015

Some 260,000 people survived the atomic bomb attacks on Hiroshima and Nagasaki during World War II, but Japanese engineer Tsutomu Yamaguchi was one of the very few who endured the horror of both blasts and lived to the tell the tale. Read More

The Day Dylan Went Electric
July 24, 2015

Fifty years ago, Bob Dylan shocked audiences at the Newport Folk Festival by strapping on an electric guitar and debuting a new rock ’n’ roll sound. Read More

10 Things You May Not Know About Ulysses S. Grant
July 23, 2015

One of the most influential Americans of the 19th century, Grant led the Union Army to victory during the Civil War and later helped steer the nation through Reconstruction during two terms as president. Check out 10 little-known facts about America’s 18th commander in chief. Read More

The Original Wild West Showdown, 150 Years Ago
July 21, 2015

On July 21, 1865, frontier legend Wild Bill Hickok gunned down gambler Davis Tutt in what is what is often called the first “Wild West” showdown. Read More

10 Things You Should Know About the Battle of Britain
July 10, 2015

Seventy-five years after it began, check out 10 fascinating facts about the battle that decided the fate of Great Britain during World War II. Read More

10 Things You May Not Know About P.T. Barnum
July 2, 2015

Check out 10 surprising facts about the 19th century’s most legendary showman Read More