AUTHOR: Evan Andrews
8 Notorious Kidnappings
April 20, 2017

Kidnapping is among history’s most sensational crimes. Read More

8 Legendary Publicity Stunts
April 3, 2017

From an ancient Greek arsonist to a town that changed its name for free advertising, find out more about eight of history’s quirkiest instances of self-promotion. Read More

6 Foreign-Born Heroes of the American Revolution
March 13, 2017

Explore the stories of six international figures who made their mark on the fight for American independence. Read More

10 Things You May Not Know About Yellowstone National Park
March 1, 2017

Explore 10 surprising facts about America’s first national park. Read More

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