History Stories
AUTHOR: History.com Staff
8 Times America’s War on Drugs Was Stranger Than Fiction
June 19, 2017

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9 FBI Fast Facts
March 20, 2017

Get the story behind America's domestic intelligence agency. Read More

Major Blizzards in U.S. History
March 14, 2017

We trudge back in time to revisit some of the worst winter storms in U.S. history. Read More

8 Things You Should Know About the Bill of Rights
December 10, 2015

The first 10 amendments to the U.S. Constitution, known collectively as the Bill of Rights, became law on December 15, 1791. Read More

7 People Suspected of Being Jack the Ripper
July 16, 2015

Criminologists and amateur sleuths continue to seek out the murderer’s true identity. Read More

History’s Great Romantics
February 11, 2014

From poets and presidents to kings and courtesans, find out more about 10 of history's most famous tales of love and loss. Read More

6 Secrets of King Tut
January 3, 2014

Explore six surprising facts about the teenage pharaoh and his final resting place. Read More

5 U.S. Presidents Who Taught School
October 1, 2013

Meet five U.S. presidents who spent part of their early careers shaping young minds in the classroom. Read More

Secret Agents in Hoop Skirts: Women Spies of the Civil War
September 3, 2013

Find out more about Rose O'Neal Greenhow and three other female informants who played a significant role in America’s bloodiest conflict. Read More

7 Unusual Myths and Theories About the Moon
August 27, 2013

Explore some of the theories earthlings have entertained about the moon throughout history. Read More