- 8 Things You Should Know About Al Capone
- 6 Things You May Not Know About Santa Anna
- 6 Assassination Attempts on Adolf Hitler
- 6 American Heroes of WWI
- 8 Crucial Innovations in the Invention of Photography
- 8 Legendary Battle Cries
- 10 Things You Didn't Know About the Old West
- 6 Viking Leaders You Should Know
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
On this day in 1961, the British newspaper The London Observer publishes British lawyer Peter Benenson’s article “The Forgotten Prisoners” on its front page, la…
Author: Nate Barksdale
It’s tempting to think that literary greatness affords a form of immortality, but the sad truth is that even great works fall by the wayside.
A monarch of outsized proportions, passions and appetites, King Henry VIII (1491-1547) ruled England for 36 years.
Tabloid fodder for the ages, mad monarchs have been the focal point of fascination, and controversy for as long as there have been human rulers.
An ancient city that manages to stay inhabited—and important—over thousands of years is a surprisingly rare occurrence. Here are six of the most fascinating examples.
Check out seven surprising facts about the dynasty that made China a global power.
Check out some fascinating facts about the Serbian-American physicist and engineer.
Whether revered as a divine symbol of luck and wisdom, used as unique tools of diplomacy between leaders, deployed to intimidate opposing armies or put on display in the service of status or science, elephants have loomed large in the historical record.
Check out six fascinating facts about the Great Charter’s story and its significance.
It isn’t always possible to separate fact and fiction from the stories told about Alexander over the centuries, but here are eight great takeaways from Alexander’s life.
Coffee’s importance can be traced across the centuries through the names we’ve come to know it by.