AUTHOR: Jesse Greenspan
Remembering the Apollo 8 Christmas Eve Broadcast
November 23, 2015

On Christmas Eve 1968, Apollo 8’s astronauts captivated the world with a live broadcast from lunar orbit. Read More

Archaeologists Find Treasure-Laden Tomb of Bronze Age Warrior
October 28, 2015

The warrior lived some 3,500 years ago in Greece, right around the dawn of European civilization. Read More

7 Things You May Not Know About the U.S. Navy
October 13, 2015

On its 240th birthday, get the facts on America’s maritime force. Read More

10 Things You May Not Know About James Dean
September 30, 2015

On the 60th anniversary of his tragic death, get the facts on the actor who epitomized coolness and youthful angst. Read More

New Dinosaur Found At Edge of the World
September 25, 2015

A newly identified Alaskan hadrosaur lived farther north than any other dinosaur, where muskox and caribou now roam. Read More

How Oktoberfest Became the World’s Preeminent Beer Festival
September 14, 2015

Prost! Grab a cold one and get the history behind Munich’s annual extravaganza. Read More

8 Things You May Not Know About St. Augustine, Florida
September 8, 2015

On the 450th anniversary of its founding, get the facts on the oldest U.S. city. Read More

10 Things You May Not Know About the U.S. Census
July 31, 2015

As the 225th anniversary of the first Census Day approaches, get the facts on this decennial population count. Read More

7 Withering Droughts
June 30, 2015

As Californians endure their fourth straight year of exceptionally low rainfall, take a look back at some of history’s other notorious droughts. Read More

The Rise and Fall of Smallpox
May 7, 2015

Thirty-five years after smallpox was declared eradicated, look back at the history of the pernicious disease. Read More