Category: Today in history

Is Elizabeth of York the basis for Sansa Stark from Game of Thrones?

Katherine Johnson was a hidden genius

December 12, 1915: Frank Sinatra’s 103rd birthday

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

Potosi, the sunken town, re-emerges from the depths

During World War II D.C. experiences worst flood ever

Jesse James robbed Alexander Mitchell and Co. bank

Robert The Bruce: from outlaw king to Netflix star

The Can-can’s debute in Paris

The Battle of Ramree island: Worst crocodile disaster in history

New major discovery as georadar locates buried Viking ship

Mexican Americans turned on each other during the Civil War

106-year-old Union soldier honored as last surviving Civil War combatant

Albert Anastasia was murdered by the mafia

You can now read Leonardo da Vinci’s private notebooks online

September 10th, 1509: Earthquake known as “The Lesser Judgment Day” hits Constantinople

September 9th 1956: Elvis Presley appears on The Ed Sullivan Show

NASA’s ‘hidden figure’ Katherine Johnson turns 100

September 7th, 1911: French poet arrested for stealing Mona Lisa from Louvre

Modern Shakespeare: Tupac the legend, unmasked

220-year-old time capsule found inside Boston State House

General 03.14.19

Hindsight’s 20/20: 11 people who could’ve prevented WWII

Kristallnacht horrified America, but they did nothing about it

Winged Polish cavalrymen were a force to be reckoned with

When a bucket managed to spark a major battle

Why the Parental Advisory Label saved music in the 80s

Ancient 03.13.19

Viking raids and marine exploration were all made possible because of tar

Russian men were once taxed for having beards

The gruesome true story of the noblewoman serial killer

Ancient 03.12.19

Beer is older than we thought

US

The notorious Benedict Arnold became a U.S. traitor for a pretty selfish reason

US

For a short period of time in the 1700s, New Jersey women had the right to vote

General 03.11.19

You’ve never seen “Little House on the Prairie” like this

Meet Eston Hemings, Thomas Jefferson’s ‘forgotten’ son

Nostradamus predicted history’s biggest events — and why we can’t ignore what he foretold about our future

General 03.10.19

The most killer quotes from history’s first empowered first lady, Eleanor Roosevelt

Ancient 03.09.19

The history of the Amish and why they still rock horse and buggies

World 03.01.19

Photos found 30 years later! The doomed hot-air balloon North Pole expedition

15 lost treasures around the world

General 02.27.19

A closer look at the private life of notorious drug kingpin, Pablo Escobar

Technology 02.26.19

Bodacious! 25 of the best ’80s TV shows

US 02.25.19

They investigated who?! 15 influential people you didn’t know have an FBI file

World 02.19.19

Keep out! 30 places your grandparents visited that you no longer can

Was Amelia Earhart’s plane found off the coast of Papua New Guinea?

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