- 10 Things You May Not Know About the Eiffel Tower
- 6 Things You Should Know About Napoleon
- Scientists Reconstruct Dinosaur Chase in 3-D
- 9 Things You May Not Know About Lizzie Borden
- Medieval “Black Death” Was Airborne, Scientists Say
- 5 Things You May Not Know About the Terra Cotta Army
- 8 Things You May Not Know About Queen Elizabeth II
- 10 Surprising Civil War Facts
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
In Basel, Switzerland, Albert Hoffman, a Swiss chemist working at the Sandoz pharmaceutical research laboratory, accidentally consumes LSD-25, a synthetic drug …
Can you imagine life without takeout food? According to new research, neither could the ancients.
Lager was born when a South American yeast species arrived in Bavaria in the 15th century, says a new study.
Residents of Herculaneum, a Roman city destroyed in 79 A.D., ate such delicacies as sea urchins, figs and dormice, according to a recent analysis of a sewer found on the site.
In honor of National Lobster Day, check out these shell-shocking facts about one of America’s most beloved crustaceans.
The New York Public Library, which owns a notebook with a beer recipe by George Washington, announced Wednesday that it would recreate the brew.
After a century-long ban, France has legalized absinthe, a potion with a rich history that artists once prized for its supposed hallucinogenic effects.
With baseball season back in full swing, we take a look at classic ballpark snacks like hot dogs, peanuts and Cracker Jack.
Finnish researchers hope to crack the recipe of 200-year-old beer found in a Baltic shipwreck and recreate it for today’s drinkers.