This Day in History
On this day in 1957, Althea Gibson claims the women’s singles tennis title at Wimbledon and becomes the first African American to win a championship at London’s…
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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.
Why were apples, tomatoes and potatoes once feared—and forbidden?
This week, we’re looking at the ancient origins of vegetarianism.
This mixture of canned soup, frozen green beans and fried onions has graced holiday buffets since the 1950s. But who came up with this trinity, and why has it become so famous?
Get a taste of the 19th-century rhubarb obsession and whip up a simple rhubarb dessert at home.
Corned beef and cabbage may be the classic St. Patrick’s Day meal, but that doesn’t mean it’s traditionally Irish.
HISTORY’s chief historian fills us in on green peas, which were served by the Romans and beloved by Thomas Jefferson.