- Iron Age Graves in Britain Yield Hybrid Animals and Human Sacrifice
- 10 Things You May Not Know About Ulysses S. Grant
- Chicago’s Deadliest Day, 100 Years Ago
- Disneyland’s Disastrous Opening Day, 60 Years Ago
- 10 Things You May Not Know About Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis
- The Original Wild West Showdown, 150 Years Ago
- 8 Forgotten Capitals of the United States
- The Day Dylan Went Electric
This Day in History
On this day in 1961, amusement park lovers “head for the thrills” as Six Flags Over Texas, the first park in the Six Flags chain, opens. Located on 212 acres in…
More to Explore
Catch up on new discoveries, explore important anniversaries and get the history behind today's headlines.
Count your way through history with eye-opening lineups of events, figures, facts and more.
Myths debunked, truths revealed and your most burning history questions answered.
Explore food facts and get the story behind your favorite dishes.
Category: Russian History
On the eve of its 160th anniversary, take a look back at history’s most celebrated cavalry charge.
On the 90th anniversary of Vladimir Lenin’s death, take a closer look at the world’s first communist head of state.
Fifty years after its inception, check out some surprising facts about this Cold War-era icon.
A new cemetery in Russia will be the final resting place of 70,000 Wehrmacht soldiers killed on the Eastern Front.
The reopening of Lenin’s Tomb has reignited debate over the ultimate fate of the founder of the Soviet Union.
On the anniversary of the Romanov dynasty’s founding, meet five lesser-known but memorable family members.
Last Friday’s meteor blast recalled the memory of an even more powerful space rock explosion over Siberia: the mysterious 1908 Tunguska event.
On the 55th anniversary of Sputnik’s launch, explore seven of the Soviet Union’s firsts in the history of space exploration.
Explore eight surprising facts about the famous Russian ruler.
Trace Napoleon’s route through Russia on the 200th anniversary of his disastrous invasion.
On the 207th anniversary of the duel between Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr, find out about this notorious incident and other famous standoffs.
For better or for worse, these historic romances altered the course of history.