- 10 Things You May Not Know About Martin Luther King Jr.
- Contents of Boston Time Capsule Buried by Samuel Adams and Paul Revere Unveiled
- 10 Things You Should Know About Prohibition
- The Real-Life Story Behind “American Sniper”
- Searching for Genghis Khan
- The Fall of Fort Fisher, 150 Years Ago
- Scientists Identify Scottish Fossil as Jurassic-Age “Marine Lizard”
- 6 Myths About the Battle of New Orleans
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 January 29, 1936, the U.S. Baseball Hall of Fame elects its first members in Cooperstown, New York: Ty Cobb, Babe Ruth, Honus Wagner, Christy Matthewson and …
Category: Middle East
On the 145th anniversary of its opening, check out nine surprising facts about the canal that links the Eastern and Western worlds.
In November 1979, a group of Iranian students stormed the U.S. Embassy in Tehran, beginning a 444-day ordeal that marked America’s first clash with militant Islam.
On the 125th anniversary of the birth of T.E. Lawrence, learn 10 surprising facts about the man known as “Lawrence of Arabia.”
After being spoken for 3,000 years, Aramaic, the language of Jesus, could soon be extinct.
As people around the globe celebrate World Handshake Day, explore eight of history’s most famous handshakes.