History Stories
Did Nixon’s ‘Laugh-In’ Cameo Help Him Win the 1968 Election?
May 16, 2018

Aides reportedly counseled the GOP candidate against appearing on the goofy, left-leaning comedy show. But Nixon went ahead with his "sock it to me" moment. Read More

150 Years Ago, a President Could Be Impeached for Firing a Cabinet Member
May 16, 2018

The Tenure of Office Act was designed to rein in Andrew Johnson—but it sparked a years-long debate on executive power. Read More

What Happened to the Branch Davidians After Waco?
May 16, 2018

The Branch Davidians fell from public view after the disastrous raid of their compound, but they still have a presence in Waco, Texas—and around the world. Read More

How Queen Victoria’s Matchmaking Helped Cause World War I
May 16, 2018

Victoria's meddling in the love lives of her grandchildren helped create—and destroy—modern Europe. Read More

Brown v. Board of Education: The First Step in the Desegregation of America’s Schools
May 16, 2018

More than half a century later, progress has been made, but the vision of Warren’s court has not been fully realized. Read More

Hidden Pages in Anne Frank’s Diary Deciphered After 75 Years
May 15, 2018

The new material reveals a different side of the murdered teenage author. Read More

At Stephen Hawking’s Funeral, Time Travelers Welcome
May 15, 2018

Hawking’s memorial service at Westminster Abbey is open to people who have not been born yet. Read More

7 Images That Changed Royal History
May 15, 2018

These striking images affected how rulers were seen—and not always for the better. Read More

The Ominous Link Between Superman, Career Washouts and Untimely Death
May 15, 2018

Is there a 'Superman curse'? The Man of Steel may have been bulletproof, but the lives and careers of the actors associated with the superhero franchise certainly weren’t. Read More

Frank Sinatra’s Mob Ties and Other Secrets from His FBI File
May 14, 2018

The FBI documented Old Blue Eyes’ every move for 40 years. Read More