Tag: war

Joan of Arc was BFFs with a mass murderer

December 7, 1941: Attack on Pearl Harbor

How the movie “Troy” doesn’t even come close to history’s real events

Two countries are fighting over an island with bottles of booze

Mexican Americans turned on each other during the Civil War

There is nothing remotely mortal about this incredible, unkillable soldier from Detroit

Germany’s grim WWII aftermath

The world’s first submarine was a total garbage fire of a creation, and yes, of course they still used it

Churchill’s allies almost blew him away, and that’s not just an expression

There’s no doubt about it: the Civil War was about slavery

October 12, 1945: Desmond Doss, pacifist superhero, receives the Medal of Honor

September 30, 1939: The end of the Cold War’s Berlin Airlift

Here’s what happened to Robert E. Lee after the Civil War

In 1939, England wiped out nearly 500,000 pets — and yeah, it’s as screwed up as it sounds

If you think the current government is a nightmare, you haven’t seen the 1968 Democratic Convention

September 2, 1789: The US Department of the Treasury is created

How chickens lost a battle for Ancient Rome

The battles of World War I made their way to one small US city

How one war brought the first pair of pants into the limelight

The nastiest war in the modern era took place in a country you wouldn’t expect

The downfall of Constantinople stemmed from one careless mistake

Interesting insights on the Amish

Teddy Roosevelt’s sons saved Christmas in the White House

History Today 12.11.18

December 11, 1946: UNICEF is founded

The Titanic II may never set sail

One of the “facts” most of us know about Vikings is actually wrong!

Lisa Frank’s long-lasting technicolor popularity

World 12.10.18

How Dr. Seuss helped America defeat Hitler

December 10th, 1906: Teddy Roosevelt becomes first American to Claim Nobel Prize

Decades after WWII was over, these men kept fighting

Declassified information reveals US Navy’s alliance with the Italian mob decades later

World 12.09.18

WWI vet’s diary describes the horrors of war, with a little humor thrown in

How the Austrian army once accidentally managed to defeat itself

A literal riot broke out over the first top hat ever worn, and the reasons why are absolutely ridiculous

When Bjorn Ironside accidentally invaded the wrong city

December 9, 1531: The Virgin of Guadalupe first appears to Juan Diego

World 12.08.18

Canadian First Lady fends off robbers with a loon sculpture

Joan of Arc was BFFs with a mass murderer

December 8, 1660: First woman performs in Shakespeare’s ‘Othello’

Ancient 12.07.18

Found brooch tells a story of Nazi hatred, ancient history and the viking influence on the world

The world’s oldest use of the word ‘Jerusalem’ now on display

Secret images and hidden meanings in history’s most famous paintings

December 7, 1941: Attack on Pearl Harbor

US 12.06.18

Flappers: today’s heroes, yesterday’s villains

December 6, 1917, Finland declares independence

How soldiers in the trenches of WWI really lived

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