- 6 Things You Should Know About Napoleon
- 10 Things You May Not Know About the Eiffel Tower
- 9 Things You May Not Know About Lizzie Borden
- 8 Things You May Not Know About Queen Elizabeth II
- 8 Things You Didn't Know About Catherine the Great
- 5 Things You May Not Know About the Terra Cotta Army
- Medieval “Black Death” Was Airborne, Scientists Say
- 5 Things You May Not Know About Lincoln, Slavery and Emancipation
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 April 19, 1897, John J. McDermott of New York won the first Boston Marathon with a time of 2:55:10. The Boston Marathon was the brainchild of Boston Athletic…
Category: World War II
A non-profit group is fighting to save Michigan’s Willow Run factory from demolition and preserve its historic legacy.
A British museum has recovered the wreckage of a Luftwaffe plane shot down during the Battle of Britain.
Seventy years after its defeat, find out more about the largest, armed Jewish resistance movement of World War II.
As we commemorate its 68th anniversary, check out some surprising facts about how the world reacted to Victory in Europe.
A team of U.S. military investigators will soon head to Myanmar in hopes of recovering the remains of American servicemen lost during World War II.
Seventy years after its completion, check out nine facts about the complex that the U.S. Department of Defense calls home.
Senator Daniel Inouye of Hawaii, a heroic World War II veteran who represented his home state in Congress for more than 50 years, died on December 17 at the age of 88.
A controversial bill now before Congress would establish a national historical park at sites involved in the Manhattan Project.
Explore nine surprising about fascist dictator Benito Mussolini on the 90th anniversary of his rise to power.
More than 69 years after they crashed in Germany, the remains of five British airmen have been recovered and will receive a proper burial.
Seventy years ago, what many consider the last major cavalry charge took place in the Soviet Union.
As people around the globe celebrate World Handshake Day, explore eight of history’s most famous handshakes.
While the Battle of Midway raged, Allied fighters in the Aleutian Islands quietly captured a Japanese fighter plane that helped them win World War II.