Tag: history

Only Australians under 40 speak this new language

This rusty coin prevented an impromptu shave— its current worth will surprise you

November 5th, 1940: FDR is elected for a third term

November 2,1889: The Dakotas are admitted as the 39th and 40th states

Eight-year-old girl casually discovers ancient Viking sword in lake

Historians say ‘10,000 BC’ is the most historically inaccurate movie ever

There may be a legit reason Mona Lisa looks so freaking depressed

October 15, 1917: Mata Hari is executed

Exploring the world’s oldest city

Archaeologists find ancient hunting dart lost by hunter 1,000 years ago

October 14, 1982: President Reagan begins the “War on Drugs”

October 13, 1925: Margaret Thatcher is born

WWII-era submarine sits in New Jersey river mud

Historians find more proof that early slave voyages were (unsurprisingly) brutal

Kansas has been hiding a lost Native American city for 400 Years

Meet The Japanese Man Who Survived Two Atomic Bombs In WW2

September 29, 2004: An asteroid got super close to killing everyone

September 25, 1639: The American printing press is born

The true story of life and loss during WWII that inspired ‘Saving Private Ryan’

Atlantis: Truth or Awesome Myth?

Old Czech hunger stones warn weather is almost as bad as it ever was

What was game night like during medieval times?

Learn the real reason why the United States Secret Service was formed

“Yo’ mama” joke is actually older than yo’ mama

Footage from the Scopes Monkey Trial

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Kesh: Ireland’s legendary caves of wonder and beauty continue to enchant and mystify

Signalman Jack: The baboon railroad worker with a perfect record

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The Tomb of Kaires, the ‘Keeper of the Secret’ and the Pharoah’s ‘Sole Friend’, found in Egypt

New major discovery as georadar locates buried Viking ship

November 18th, 1872: Activist Susan B. Anthony is arrested for voting

Before Roswell, Maury Island had an even weirder alien encounter

One tough man walked through life with a knife for a hand

November 17th, 1894: H. H. Holmes is arrested

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‘Cast Away’ becomes real for this brave man who survived 14 months lost at sea

‘Gate To Hell’ takes its own animal sacrifices and scientists tell us why

November 16th, 1945: UNESCO is founded

World 11.15.18

The king of Queen: The inspiring and tragic life of Freddie Mercury

Ridiculous Cold War combat vehicles

Mexican Americans turned on each other during the Civil War

The Aztecs were obsessed with human sacrifice— here’s why

November 15th, 1791: Georgetown University opens its doors

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Only Australians under 40 speak this new language

Did a Neanderthal child get eaten by a giant bird?

November 14, 1908: Albert Einstein presents quantum theory on light

History Today 11.13.18

November 13th, 1987: Van Gogh painting sells for record-breaking amount

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Archaeologists discover foundations of Wolf Hall, where Henry VIII fell for Jane Seymour

November 12, 1966: Buzz Aldrin takes the first space selfie

Ancient civilization leaves behind baffling rock art in India


Craziest Black Friday moments in history


Vintage photos of Jackie O

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