AUTHOR: Evan Andrews
7 Historical Figures Who Grew Up as Orphans
January 27, 2017

From a founding father to a Hollywood sex symbol, find out more about seven historical figures who endured hardscrabble upbringings. 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

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

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

8 Notable Lotteries from History
December 7, 2016

From ancient Greek elections to a famously corrupt contest from 19th century Louisiana, get the facts on eight of history’s most notable lotteries. Read More

6 Longstanding Debts from History
December 2, 2016

Take a look back at six of history’s most unusually long-lived debts—including a few that are still being paid off today. Read More

8 Remarkable Early Maps
November 21, 2016

Explore eight of the most important maps from the early history of cartography. Read More

8 Legendary Ancient Libraries
November 17, 2016

Get the facts on eight of the most magnificent libraries of the ancient world. Read More

5 Presidential Election Upsets
October 18, 2016

With the election on the horizon, take a look at five famous instances where candidates proved the oddsmakers wrong. Read More

6 Devastating Plagues
October 12, 2016

Take a look back at six of the most infamous outbreaks of the disease once known as the “Great Mortality.” Read More