History Stories
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 Roald Dahl Spied on the United States
September 14, 2016

Read about Roald Dahl’s secret life befriending presidents and bedding socialites as part of a British spy ring in the United States. Read More

10 Things You May Not Know About Agatha Christie
January 11, 2016

Explore some illuminating facts about the so-called Queen of Crime. Read More

10 Things You May Not Know About F. Scott Fitzgerald
March 24, 2015

Explore 10 surprising facts about the glamorous and tragic life of one of the 20th century’s most celebrated writers. Read More

After 400 Years, Investigators Find Remains of Cervantes, Don Quixote’s Creator
March 19, 2015

A team of Spanish researchers believes it has found the long-lost remains of Miguel de Cervantes, author of “Don Quixote,” beneath a Madrid convent. Read More

10 Things You May Not Know About Nathaniel Hawthorne
May 19, 2014

On the anniversary of Nathaniel Hawthorne’s death, explore 10 surprising facts about the famed American novelist. Read More

Nellie Bly’s Biggest Scoops
May 5, 2014

Explore the biggest stories broken by this pioneer of investigative journalism. Read More

8 Famous Brothers in History
February 2, 2013

Explore some of history’s most famous sibling pairs. Read More

9 Things You May Not Know About Dr. Seuss
March 1, 2012

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7 Things You Didn’t Know About Charles Dickens
February 7, 2012

Explore seven fascinating facts about the English novelist and his extraordinary life. Read More