Category: Today in history

May 17, 1954: Brown vs. Board Of Education reaches verdict

Pablo Escobar: The rise and fall of the world’s most notorious druglord

March 30, 1822: The Florida Territory is created

March 21, 1946: Los Angeles Rams sign civil rights trailblazer Kenny Washington

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

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

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

Discover the ancient city of Tenochtitlán

How the Battle of Waterloo ruined the reputation of Napoleon Bonaparte

World 07.18.19

‘Little House on the Prairie’ behind-the-scenes facts that’ll change how you see the show

Robert Wadlow: the tallest man in history

General 07.17.19

Robert the Doll’s haunting tale makes Chucky seem like an actual toy

US 07.16.19

The two Battles of Saratoga were the stunning turning points of the Revolutionary War

US 07.15.19

Everything you need to know about First Lady Abigail Adams

General 07.14.19

The fascinating development of the famous Rorschach inkblot test

General 07.13.19

The incredible true story behind ‘The Great Escape’ is far more epic than the film

General 07.12.19

You won’t believe these 29 celebrities served in the military

Did you know that monks are responsible for creating pretzels?

People have been getting stoned for 2,500 years, according to new discovery

US 07.11.19

July 11, 1804: Alexander Hamilton lost his life in a duel against life-long rival, Aaron Burr

Lewis Carroll’s exposure to Victorian asylums inspired the beloved Mad Hatter

The sizzling story of the Rat Pack, Marilyn Monroe, and the president of the United States

World 07.10.19

30 powerful photos from the Vietnam War era

How ‘Roots’ became an iconic drama miniseries

Here’s why the existence of early humans in Malta was covered up

Lawyers, guns, and money: The CIA’s complicated history in Latin America

World 07.08.19

July 8, 1951: Paris celebrates its 2,000th birthday

Ancient Babylonian dialect makes a major comeback in a movie

An ancient Israeli ring may have been worn by the official who executed Jesus

General 07.06.19

This incredible Japanese politician rescued thousands of Jews from Nazi-occupied Europe

General 07.05.19

Yamato was the most stunning battleship ever built and it met a humiliating fate

General 07.04.19

How the pinball machine became a worldwide sensation

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