About HISTORY ListsCount your way through history with eye-opening lineups of events, figures, facts and more.
- 7 Things You May Not Know About Jesse James
- 8 Things You May Not Know About Mark Twain
- 7 Failed Predictions from History
- 10 Things You May Not Know About the Vikings
- 11 Things You May Not Know About Ancient Egypt
- 10 Things You May Not Know About Roman Gladiators
- 10 Things You Didn't Know About William Shakespeare
- 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
On December 18, 1620, the British ship Mayflower docked at modern-day Plymouth, Massachusetts, and its passengers prepared to begin their new settlement, Plymou…
Discover fascinating facts about the life of Marco Polo and his legendary travels to the Far East.
From fitness tests for infants to state-sponsored hazing, find out why these ancient Greek warriors had a rough go of it.
Meet six combatants who wouldn’t lay down their arms, long after their wars had come to an end.
Explore 10 surprising facts about the seafaring Scandinavians.
Love really can change the world—if you’re a member of one of these famous couples, that is.
From early Olympians to the Michael Jordan of Roman chariot racing, these seven sportsmen stand among the athletic elite of the ancient world.
Explore seven surprising facts about Joan of Arc, 600 years after the courageous teenager rose from obscurity to lead the French army.
From group marriage to restrictions on hot baths, explore the surprising practices of five utopian communities in 19th-century America.
Find out about seven groups of slaves who risked everything for a chance at freedom.
English fashion icon Beau Brummell introduced his compatriots to his revolutionary ideas on hygiene in the late 18th and early 19th centuries.
Get the facts on the ways 5 ancient civilizations rang in the New Year.
Get the facts on seven famous historical events that fell on Christmas Eve or Christmas Day.