- 6 Historical Figures Who Were Kicked Out of School
- 11 Things You May Not Know About Ancient Egypt
- 8 Reasons Why Rome Fell
- 10 Things You May Not Know About the Vikings
- 6 Mysterious Disappearances in U.S. History
- 10 Things You May Not Know About Genghis Khan
- 8 Reasons It Wasn’t Easy Being Spartan
- 10 Innovations That Built Ancient Rome
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
Cuban Missile Crisis, 1962
In a televised speech of extraordinary gravity, President John F. Kennedy announces that U.S. spy planes have discovered Soviet missile bases in Cuba. These mis…
Author: Evan Andrews
Get the facts on the enigmatic men-at-arms behind Ancient Rome’s most notorious form of entertainment.
From birds of prey with fearsome strength to rooster-snake hybrids capable of killing with their eyes, find out more about six legendary beasts from history.
Get the facts on six generals who switched sides in the run-up to the Civil War.
Take a tour through some of history’s most notorious pirate havens, and meet the swashbuckling marauders who helped build them.
Find out why one of history’s most legendary empires finally came crashing down.
Get the facts on six of the most famous domestic disputes in American history.
Get the facts on six of history’s most preposterous conflicts.
Find out more about the fascinating history behind one of antiquity’s most important legal codes.
Find out more about the extraordinary circumstances of seven of history’s most unlikely friendships.
As we mark the 50th anniversary of the assassination, find out more about this much-maligned investigation into the murder of America’s 35th president.
Meet six of history’s most fascinating rogue military leaders.
From high profile capers by the likes of Jesse James and Butch Cassidy to a raid by a gang of Indian political dissidents, find out more about six of history’s most audacious rail heists.