This Day in History
On this day in 1995, the American space shuttle Atlantis docks with the Russian space station Mir to form the largest man-made satellite ever to orbit the Earth…
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Catch up on new discoveries, explore important anniversaries and get the history behind today's headlines.
Count your way through history with eye-opening lineups of events, figures, facts and more.
Myths debunked, truths revealed and your most burning history questions answered.
Explore food facts and get the story behind your favorite dishes.
In celebration of National Pretzel Day (April 26), explore the history of this popular snack food, from the seventh century to today.
While the names of these dishes aren’t as familiar to us these days, at one time they were the most popular desserts in America.
Find out just how these two delicious (and different) schools of bagel making came to be.
Cooking knowledge has been passed down since the first human thought to grill meat over a fire, but formal culinary schools are a much more recent invention.
What would Queen Victoria have served and enjoyed during afternoon tea?
Host Ian Knauer bakes a crusty loaf of sourdough, thought to be the oldest kind of bread in existence.
Bread, in all its various forms, is the most widely consumed food in the world.
Host Ian Knauer explores the ancient history of chocolate and prepares a batch of mouthwatering brownies.