Author: Matthew Black

Unsettling historical photos

The urban underground — The secrets beneath today’s modern cities

Missing ships and lost planes: What’s going on in the Bermuda Triangle?

The Unfortunate 15: Incomplete Presidencies

Edward Curtis: The last photos of Native American tribes

How John Wayne became an American icon

The WWII ghost bomber that mysteriously landed itself

Natural Woman: The Aretha Franklin story

The daring life of Robert Smalls

How a cartoonist took down the most corrupt and powerful politicians in New York

Vintage photos that capture the magic of Woodstock

Teddy and Muir: The bromance that changed the landscape of America

Polar dash! The Ziegler Polar Expedition crushed by ice

The world’s first Photoshop expert: Stalin’s history of the Soviet Union

The River of Doubt: Teddy Roosevelt’s perilous Amazon adventure

Lucky Luciano and La Cosa Nostra

The outlaws and lawmen who put the “Wild” in Wild West

The mad monk Rasputin and the Romanovs: 100 years later

Not about it! The history of counterculture

Everything you need to know to understand today’s Supreme Court

History’s greatest rescues

The strange tale of the Lynyrd Skynyrd plane crash

Where is Jimmy Hoffa?

The worst military leaders since Napoleon

The many faces of DB Cooper

More Posts From ''

January 1, 1788: Quakers in PA emancipate their slaves

20 Americans who lived our dream and married royalty

Declassified documents reveal the truth about the FBI’s contribution to Ernest Hemingway’s demise

Ancient 12.28.18

This lost city was the Vegas of Ancient Rome

General 12.27.18

Powerful photos of women entering the workforce

History Today 12.25.18

December 25, 800 CE: Charlemagne crowned Holy Roman Emperor

Unraveling the mysterious life of Leonardo da Vinci

History Today 12.23.18

December 23rd, 1954: First successful kidney transplant is performed

History Today 12.22.18

December 22nd, 1990: Lech Walesa becomes president of Poland

History Today 12.21.18

December 21, 1913: First crossword published

Today in history 12.20.18

Katherine Johnson was a hidden genius

December 20, 1606: Three ships set sail for Jamestown, Virginia to establish a permanent colony

The media has been the biggest enemy to politicians since Boss Tweed

General 12.19.18

The true horror story behind one of horror’s most iconic scenes

Marie-Antoinette probably didn’t say “let them eat cake”

As if she wasn’t already incredible enough, Eleanor Roosevelt was an Olympic Bobsledder

December 19th, 1983: FIFA World Cup gets stolen in Brazil

General 12.18.18

Coco Chanel grew up in severe poverty, and it turned her into a millionaire

The unreal story behind Lynyrd Skynyrd’s name

Did the Dutch really forget they were at war with Scilly for 335 years?

Quiz: Are you a true baby boomer?

December 18, 1892: Tchaikovsky’s ‘The Nutracker’ premiers in Russia

World 12.17.18

A toy monkey reunites a family decades after WWII

Think the Kardashians are interesting? Get a load of ‘poor little rich girl’ Barbara Hutton

Last-known photographs of highly influential people

December 17, 1777: France recognizes the US as a country

More Posts