History Stories
Alcatraz Had Some Surprising Prisoners: Hopi Men
November 20, 2017

They resisted government attacks to take their children—and paid the price. Read More

How Charles Dickens Helped the English Get Fresh Air
November 20, 2017

The country once taxed the number of windows people had—in effect, making them pay to breathe. Read More

Charles Manson Was Sentenced to Death. Why Wasn’t He Executed?
November 20, 2017

The cult leader and mass murderer got parole hearings until the very end. Read More

How Prohibition Gave Birth to NASCAR
November 17, 2017

It wasn’t gasoline—but moonshine—that fueled the growth of stock car racing in Appalachia and led to the rise of NASCAR. Read More

History’s Worst Biblical Misprints
November 17, 2017

The church actively sought to destroy these "wicked" Bibles for their heresy. Read More

A Tour of the Biblical Treasures at D.C.’s New Museum of the Bible
November 17, 2017

The museum's opening has been clouded by claims of forgeries and stolen artifacts. Read More

California’s Little-Known Genocide
November 16, 2017

Up to 16,000 Native Americans were murdered in cold blood after California became a state. Read More

North Korea’s Devastating Famine
November 15, 2017

“The Arduous March” wiped out hundreds of thousands—perhaps millions—of North Koreans. Read More

The Rise and Fall of Robert Mugabe, Zimbabwe’s Longtime Dictator
November 15, 2017

The 93-year-old president’s 37-year rule ended with a military coup. Read More

Stunning ‘Long-Lost’ Da Vinci Painting Sells for Record $450 Million
November 15, 2017

It was the highest price ever paid for a painting. Read More