About HISTORY ListsCount your way through history with eye-opening lineups of events, figures, facts and more.
- 8 Things You May Not Know About Henry VIII
- 7 Historical Events That Took Place on Christmas
- 10 Things You May Not Know About Genghis Khan
- 8 Reasons Why Rome Fell
- 11 Things You May Not Know About Ancient Egypt
- 7 Things You May Not Know About Jesse James
- 11 Things You May Not Know About Marco Polo
- 8 Reasons It Wasn’t Easy Being Spartan
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
At the height of the Great Depression, thousands turn out for the opening of Radio City Music Hall, a magnificent Art Deco theater in New York City. Radio City …
Equal parts secret service, special forces and urban administrators, Rome’s Praetorian Guard was one of the ancient world’s most prestigious military units.
Get the stories behind some of the world’s most iconic photos, from the flag-raising on Iwo Jima to the day Elvis met Nixon.
Get the facts on six of history’s most infamous and influential private armies.
Check out six fascinating facts about the Great Charter’s story and its significance.
From a fabled Christian empire in Asia to a supposed lost kingdom in Canada, find out more about six of the most influential lands that never were.
From the spy that never was to a band of Nazi impostors, learn the stories behind five of the boldest and most bizarre special operations carried out during World War II.
From a beloved comic to an exotic burlesque performer, get the lowdown on the military careers of nine notable World War II vets.
Explore eight facts about the brutal and often overlooked Russian front of World War II.
From a balloon-busting fighter ace and a Navy escape artist to one of the most Marine Corps’ most legendary sergeants, meet six servicemen who distinguished themselves on the battlefields of World War I.
Get the facts on six of the Great War’s most celebrated airborne daredevils.
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.