History Stories
AUTHOR: Jennie Cohen
Heat Waves Throughout History
June 25, 2013

As North America prepares for a long, hot summer, find out what happens when things start to really heat up with this look back at some of the most infamous heat waves in history. Read More

6 Things You May Not Know About the Dead Sea Scrolls
May 7, 2013

From their accidental discovery to their sale in the classifieds, find out more about the ancient collection of texts. Read More

10 Things You May Not Know About Paul Revere
April 16, 2013

Explore 11 facts about American history’s archetypal patriot, Paul Revere, and his famed midnight ride. Read More

10 Things You May Not Know About William the Conqueror
March 26, 2013

Explore 10 facts about one of European history’s most influential rulers. Read More

10 Things You May Not Know About the Vikings
February 18, 2013

Explore 10 surprising facts about the seafaring Scandinavians. Read More

5 Romances That Changed History
February 11, 2013

Love really can change the world—if you’re a member of one of these famous couples, that is. Read More

7 Surprising Facts About Joan of Arc
January 28, 2013

Explore seven surprising facts about Joan of Arc, 600 years after the courageous teenager rose from obscurity to lead the French army. Read More

7 Things You May Not Know About Caligula
October 9, 2012

Find out whether the much-maligned emperor was as crazy as they say. Read More

9 Bizarre Baldness Cures
September 25, 2012

Find out about some of the weird and wacky ways people have attempted to curb or conceal their hair loss over the centuries. Read More

4 Mistresses Who Changed History
August 21, 2012

Meet four powerful women who bedded but never wedded their paramours, leaving their mark on history by serving as confidantes and advisers. Read More