About HISTORY ListsCount your way through history with eye-opening lineups of events, figures, facts and more.
- 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
- 10 Things You May Not Know About Genghis Khan
- 8 Reasons It Wasn’t Easy Being Spartan
- 6 Mysterious Disappearances in U.S. History
- 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…
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.
From pioneering inventions to bold scientific and medical advancements, find out more about 11 innovations that changed the course of human history.
From the earliest steam locomotives to today’s high-speed “bullet trains,” here are eight things you may not know about the “iron horse.”
Explore 10 little-known aspects of one of naval history’s most legendary—and deadly—voyages.
From China’s “flying money” to Siberian “soft gold,” here are eight things you may not know about the history of money.
From aqueducts to battlefield surgery, explore 10 inventions that epitomize the innovative spirit of ancient Rome.
From the earliest recorded peace treaty to ancient board games, discover 11 surprising facts about the Gift of the Nile.
Get the facts on six of history’s most ferocious naval rebellions.
From Vlad the Impaler to Jack the Ripper, meet seven of history’s creepiest figures.
The Germans and Japanese waged small-scale campaigns of bombing, sabotage and espionage on American soil during World War II.