History Stories
AUTHOR: Sarah Pruitt
Why the Civil War Actually Ended 16 Months After Lee Surrendered
March 5, 2018

For one thing, things were a little confusing in Texas. Read More

What Are the Biggest Revelations in the Declassified JFK Assassination Files?
October 26, 2017

Will the JFK files shed new light on the 1963 killing—or launch new conspiracy theories? Read More

Einstein Had No Clue His Lover Was a Suspected Russian Spy
June 23, 2017

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Babysitters Accused of Satanic Crimes Exonerated After 25 Years
June 21, 2017

Fran and Dan Keller were convicted in 1992, during a mass hysteria over the alleged Satanic ritual abuse of children that swept the nation beginning in the 1980s. Read More

Why Ralph Ellison Never Published a Second Novel During His Lifetime
June 19, 2017

After the colossal success of “Invisible Man,” Ralph Ellison struggled for 40 years to finish his second novel, “Juneteenth.” Read More

An Orphaned Teenager Was Mother to the World’s Most Famous Artist
June 16, 2017

New information has been uncovered about the mysterious teenage orphan who gave birth to the world’s most famous artist. Read More

Read the Document That Condemned a Woman to Death in the Salem Witch Trials
June 15, 2017

An original, extremely rare document from one of the Salem witch trials in 1692 just went up for auction at Christie’s in New York Read More

Scientists Just Found a Doomed Antarctic Explorer’s Lost Painting
June 14, 2017

More than a century after Dr. Edward Wilson perished on a famous British expedition to the South Pole, a watercolor he painted turned up in a hut in Antarctica. Read More

Italy is Fed Up With Tourists Frolicking In the Trevi Fountain
June 13, 2017

Rome’s mayor has announced new restrictions aimed squarely at tourists behaving badly at the Trevi Fountain, among other ancient waterworks. Read More

Researchers May Have Found the Long-Lost Eighth Natural Wonder of the World
June 12, 2017

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