History Stories
How a Navy Dirigible Became the World’s Deadliest Airship
October 18, 2017

The USS Akron’s demise was surprising, but it shouldn’t have been. Read More

Why People Have Been Searching for This Sunken WWI Ship For a Century
October 6, 2017

The wreck's remaining gold ingots are worth roughly $10.7 million today—if you can get to them, that is. Read More

Why the Star-Spangled Banner is Played At Sporting Events
September 25, 2017

The tradition began during a time of national sorrow Read More

Going to Summer Camp in 1913 Meant Practicing for World War I
July 18, 2017

How the Plattsburg camps tried (and failed) to raise a volunteer army ahead of World War I. Read More

The Poppy and the Poet: How a Remembrance Symbol Was Born
May 25, 2017

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Volunteer Sleuths Ensure World War I MIA Receives Just Due 100 Years After Death
May 22, 2017

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The Nobel Laureate Who Pioneered Chemical Warfare
April 21, 2017

Take a look back at the conflicted life of this German chemist. Read More

History Faceoff: Should the U.S. Have Entered World War I?
April 5, 2017

On the centennial of America’s entry into World War I, explore the historical debate about whether the decision to declare war on Germany was a correct one or not. Read More

The Secret History of the Zimmermann Telegram
March 1, 2017

A century after the infamous Zimmermann Telegram was made public, take a look back at the explosive document that helped speed America’s entry into World War I. Read More

The Tank Turns 100
September 16, 2016

It was a century ago that a staple of modern warfare—the tank—first made its combat debut at the Battle of the Somme. Read More