Here at the History.com office, we talk about a lot of things. What to eat for lunch. The best way to get from Park Slope in Brooklyn to Grand Central Terminal in Manhattan. The likelihood of the Jets making the playoffs. Also, what really happened to the ancient Maya, whether Burr meant to kill Hamilton and which Civil War general we’d choose to lead our army.
Yes, believe it or not, we spend a lot of time talking about history—when we’re not writing about history, doing research, tracking down archival photos or checking facts. And so, rather than simply continuing to discuss—and debate—amongst ourselves, we thought it was time to launch our new HISTORY Blog. From now on, when one of our producers emerges from their cubicle with yet another new history fact of the day, we’re not the only ones who get to hear about it. You, too, will discover Sitting Bull’s childhood name (Jumping Badger), which U.S. president was the first born in a hospital (Carter) or how many living descendants Genghis Khan might have today (16 million!).
What do we have in mind for this new forum? A closer look at amazing images and sites we love, our take on the latest history books and movies, first looks at brand-new videos on our site, what we’re looking forward to down the line and much more. We’re excited for the chance to share our love of history on a more direct and personal level, and we hope you enjoy what we have to offer.