History Stories
Eisenhower’s 1955 Mass Deportation Uprooted Over a Million Mexican Immigrants
March 23, 2018

The immigration enforcement sweeps caught up hundreds of thousands of undocumented workers—and some American citizens. Read More

Wartime Propaganda Helped Recruit the ‘Hidden Army’ of Women to Defeat Hitler
March 23, 2018

Dozens of government-funded films were created, and their impact went well beyond recruiting soldiers to the frontlines. Read More

No, This Tiny Mummy Isn’t an Alien
March 23, 2018

Researchers have finally discovered why a six-inch skeleton found in Chile's Atacama Desert has such exceptional features. Read More

How the Black Panthers Inspired California’s Strict Gun Laws
March 22, 2018

Back in the 1960s, even the NRA supported gun control to disarm the group. Read More

The Viagra Effect: Has It Really Given Sex a Lift?
March 22, 2018

Twenty years ago, the 'little blue pill' brought new vigor to the bedroom, earned billions for big pharma and thrust sex into the cultural conversation. But has it fulfilled its real promise? Read More

The Forgotten Fire That Leveled New York
March 21, 2018

The Great Fire of 1835 destroyed nearly 700 buildings. Read More

How Dwight Eisenhower Found God in the White House
March 20, 2018

Dwight Eisenhower and Billy Graham shaped a half-century of religion in America. Read More

Could Male Birth Control Finally Be On the Way?
March 20, 2018

A new pill shows promise. Why has it taken so long? Read More

Inside the Rise and Fall of Toys ‘R’ Us
March 19, 2018

The retailer turned everyone into a “Toys ‘R’ Us kid”… by driving its competition out of existence. Read More

This 14th-Century African Emperor Remains the Richest Person in History
March 19, 2018

Forget today’s tech billionaires, the wealth of Mansa Musa of Mali was too vast to be imagined—or equaled. Read More