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

Seven key facts about Custer’s Last Stand that history sometimes forgets

5 of the Revolutionary War’s most brutal battles

Ancient 05.23.19

How early settlers crossed the Bering Strait land bridge

World 05.21.19

Did Stanley Kubrick ruin ‘A Clockwork Orange’?

World 05.20.19

Famous last words of influential people

15 lies your history teacher told you (and the truth behind them)

US 05.18.19

Successes and failures of the Vietnam War

Meet Jeanne Calment, the woman who lived to be 122 years old

The brutal execution of the Romanov family

One Ethiopian emperor sparked the Rastafarian movement

Explaining northern Italy’s conscription age

Today in history 05.17.19

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

The Hanging Gardens of Babylon may not have been so Babylonian after all

US 05.16.19

The 10 richest presidents in U.S. history

General 05.15.19

Andrew Lloyd Webber is richest musician in the world

General 05.14.19

Annulled, beheaded, survived: Get to know the wives of King Henry VIII

General 05.13.19

The fascinating history of optical illusions

Powerful historical photos that will absolutely take your breath away

The story of migration at Ellis Island

US 05.10.19

The crazy childless woman who created Mother’s Day

30 famous mugshots you’ve never seen before

Historical figures who had bizarre animals as pets

The tragedies that forged the 27 Club

Technology, US, World 05.06.19

Nike: a brief history of the Swoosh

World 05.03.19

Heartwarming war photos guaranteed to make you smile

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