10 Unexpected Moments in Presidential Inauguration History
January 20, 2017

Take a look back some of the more memorable—and often unplanned—moments in past presidential inaugurations. Read More

7 Influential African Empires
January 11, 2017

From ancient Sudan to medieval Zimbabwe, get the facts on seven African kingdoms that made their mark on history. Read More

10 Things You May Not Know About the Harlem Globetrotters
January 6, 2017

Explore 10 surprising facts about the famous barnstorming basketball team. Read More

Navy SEALs: 10 Key Missions
January 5, 2017

From the origins of Naval Special Warfare during World War II to the killing of Osama bin Laden, explore 10 key events and operations in the history of the Navy SEALs. Read More

8 Winter Solstice Celebrations Around the World
December 20, 2016

Since long before recorded history, the winter solstice and the subsequent “return” of the sun have inspired celebrations and rituals in various societies around the world. Read More

6 Epic Family Feuds
December 16, 2016

Find out about six epic family feuds. Read More

8 Things You May Not Know About “Jingle Bells”
December 16, 2016

From its rebellious composer to its debut with minstrels in blackface, learn eight surprising facts about one of the most popular holiday melodies. Read More

6 Short-Lived Republics in the United States
December 15, 2016

From an independent Vermont to the 25-day California Republic, get the facts on six flash-in-the-pan nations from American history. Read More

9 Presidential Pets
December 14, 2016

Find out more about America’s presidents and their pets, including the chief executive who gave his pooches such colorful names as Sweet Lips and Madame Moose; the president who was accused of mistakenly leaving his pup behind on a remote island then sending a warship for him; and the commander in chief who took his pet raccoon for walks around the White House. Read More

8 Mysterious Underground Cities
December 14, 2016

From ancient hideouts to Cold War-era bunkers, explore eight astonishing settlements beneath the earth’s surface. Read More