History Shorts

These are unexpected tales from history you didn’t know you needed to know—and want to share with a friend. Explore key moments in history with these 60-second video shorts.

Pearl Harbor
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Berlin's Animal Arms Race
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Honoring Veterans Day
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North America’s Ancient Cities
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WWII Thanksgiving
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Why Sheep Mowed the White House Lawn
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George Washington's Dogs
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Why Do Ghosts Wear White Sheets?
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Marshmallows Were Once Used As Medicine
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The Hollywood Actress Who Invented WiFi
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The Interstate System...and Atomic Bombs?
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How an Exile Brought Chewing Gum to America
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Why Do We Celebrate Columbus?
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Apples Were Once As Good As Gold
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The Mendez Family, Trailblazers Fighting School Segregation
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Tailgating Started During a Civil War Battle
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The 9/11 Survivor Tree
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Why Homework Was Banned
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Before the Supreme Court, Sonia Sotomayor Saved Baseball
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How Teddy Roosevelt Saved Football
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How a Camping Trip Created our National Parks
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Apollo 11: JFK’s Secret Space Tapes
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Apollo 11: Handmade Parts
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Apollo 11: Impact on the Modern Space Race
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Apollo 11: What the Moon Smells Like
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Apollo 11: They Almost Forgot the American Flag
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The Nazis Plot to Blow Up Hoover Dam
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Woodstock Almost Never Happened
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The Washington Monument Was Almost Never Finished
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Why Prisoners Preferred Alcatraz
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How Devil's Tower Got its Name
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How a Camping Trip Brought Us Charcoal BBQs
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Why Hurricanes Have Names
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The Ice Cream Cone Came Via a Chance Encounter
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Why Republicans are linked to Elephants
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Why Democrats are linked to Donkeys
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Labor Day's Railroad Strike Roots
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How the Beer Can Was Saved from Extinction
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