Now a multibillion-dollar, nip-and-tuck industry, modern plastic surgery arose a century ago to reconstruct the faces of soldiers disfigured on World War I battlefields.
It was the biggest ship in the U.S. Navy and it disappeared without a trace. More than 100 years later, its fate remains unknown.
The assassination of Franz Ferdinand might not have happened but for an odd coincidence that placed him right in front of his assassin’s gun.
From the moment the leaders of the victorious Allied nations arrived in France for the peace conference in early 1919, the post-war reality began to diverge sharply from Wilson’s idealistic vision.
Blue clouds of poisonous gas. Relentless shelling and machine-gun fire. Horace Pippin's journals recorded life in ‘them lonely, cooty, muddy trenches.'
Some people even thought both parties should nominate him in the 1920 presidential race.
In World War I, neutral Spain was the first to report flu deaths in its newspapers, so commentators soon nicknamed the pandemic ‘Spanish flu.’
A committee created by Woodrow Wilson to promote U.S. involvement in World War I changed public opinion, but also led to vigilante violence.
Victoria's meddling in the love lives of her grandchildren helped create—and destroy—modern Europe.
Woodrow Wilson thought German Americans couldn't assimilate.