History Stories
AUTHOR: Sarah Pruitt
Why Are North and South Korea Divided?
February 9, 2018

Why Korea was split at the 38th parallel after World War II. Read More

The President’s Annual State of the Union Address, Explained
January 29, 2018

As President Donald Trump prepares to address Congress for his 2018 State of the Union address, take a look back at the history of this high-profile tradition. Read More

Is This the Wreck of the Last U.S. Slave Ship?
January 25, 2018

The last ship to bring slaves to the U.S. was torched to hide the crime. Its remains may have just been found. Read More

Stunning New Fossil Suggests Humans Left Africa Far Earlier Than We Thought
January 25, 2018

It is the oldest homo sapiens fossil ever discovered outside of Africa. Read More

Uncovering the Secret Identity of Rosie the Riveter
January 23, 2018

Naomi Parker Fraley, the inspiration behind Rosie the Riveter, died in January 2018. Read More

Buy the Texas Ranch Where LBJ Hid from the Press
January 17, 2018

Part of Lyndon Johnson’s 'Texas White House' is on the market for $2.8 million. Read More

British Royals Hid Crown Jewels From Nazis in a Cracker Box
January 12, 2018

Queen Elizabeth II had no idea about this top-secret operation until recently. Read More

DNA from Ice Age Baby Uproots Native American Family Tree
January 4, 2018

The Ancient Beringians split off from other Native American ancestors 20,000 years ago. Read More

The War of Words behind ‘Happy Holidays’
December 14, 2017

Seasonal greetings have never been so controversial. Read More

The Coolest Historical Discoveries of 2017
December 12, 2017

Here are the 15 most intriguing finds of the year. Read More