Tag: WWI

Underwater espionage: The surprising history of marine mammals and military service

Explaining northern Italy’s conscription age

April 6, 1917: U.S. officially enters WWI by declaring war on Germany

March 19, 1918: President Wilson signs Standard Time Law, approving Daylight Saving Time

December 30, 1916: Rasputin (finally) dies

The soul-crushing story behind the final official casualty of WWI

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

How soldiers in the trenches of WWI really lived

December 5, 1933: Prohibition ends

The Christmas party that stopped a world war

In 1932, Australian farmers went to war against emus

Vintage photos that shine a new light on history

Spy, visionary, and icon: The complicated legacy of Coco Chanel

How Franz Ferdinand’s assassination started WWI

The worst military leaders since Napoleon

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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