- The Dutch Surrender New Netherland, 350 Years Ago
- Has Jack the Ripper’s Identity Been Revealed?
- Ship From Doomed Arctic Expedition Found After 170 Years
- 9 Things You May Not Know About “The Star-Spangled Banner”
- The First Battle of the Marne, 100 Years Ago
- Tomb Dating From the Time of Alexander the Great Found in Northern Greece
- The History Behind the Scottish Independence Vote
- 9 Things You May Not Know About Lizzie Borden
History.com on Facebook
More to Explore
Follow Eustace, Tom and Marty as they devote their lives to surviving off the grid, on their own terms.
Get the real story behind this famous World War II icon.
Explore 7 ways the battle changed the course of the Civil War.
Watch the exclusive web series.
This Day in History
On this day in 1973, in a highly publicized "Battle of the Sexes" tennis match, top women's player Billie Jean King, 29, beats Bobby Riggs, 55, a…
Category: Benjamin Franklin
Neither Snow nor Rain nor Heat nor Gloom of Night Can Stop the U.S. Postal Service, but Saturdays Soon Will
Following yesterday’s decision to end Saturday mail delivery, find out more about the long history of the U.S. Postal Service.
As journalists mourn the death of former New York Times publisher Arthur O. Sulzberger, explore the lives of seven influential media moguls.
Benjamin Franklin’s name appears on a newly discovered list of members of the Union Fire Department, which he founded in 1736.
As Canada eliminates its pennies from circulation, explore surprising facts about the one-cent coin.