History Stories
CATEGORY: Money
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

6 Disastrous Economic Bubbles
August 11, 2015

From a 17th century Dutch tulip craze to the infamous 1929 stock market crash, learn the stories behind six historical booms that eventually went bust. Read More

8 Things You May Not Know About Money
November 27, 2012

From China’s “flying money” to Siberian “soft gold,” here are eight things you may not know about the history of money. Read More