History Stories
To Understand 2017, Here Are the History Lessons You Need
December 15, 2017

Discover the backstories behind the news that shaped 2017. Read More

The Tragic Story of America’s Deadliest Nightclub Fire
November 27, 2017

Nearly 500 patrons perished in the 1942 inferno at Boston’s Cocoanut Grove. Read More

Thoreau Started a Forest Fire a Year Before Writing ‘Walden’
July 11, 2017

Before Henry David Thoreau lived in the Concord woods, he nearly burned them to the ground in a massive forest fire. Read More

When London Burned: 1666’s Great Fire
September 2, 2016

Between September 2 and September 6, 1666, a massive inferno ripped through London, reducing much of the city center to a smoldering ruin. Read More

Urban Infernos Throughout History
October 7, 2011

Get the facts on the Great Chicago Fire, which took place 140 years ago, and other blazes that decimated cities. Read More