History Stories
AUTHOR: Becky Little
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

Discovered: Eerie Outline of Horse That Died at Pompeii
May 14, 2018

It’s the first complete horse to ever be found in the wreckage of Pompeii. Read More

When German Immigrants Were America’s Undesirables
May 11, 2018

Woodrow Wilson thought German Americans couldn't assimilate. Read More

Why Are Tourists in Utah Throwing Dino Footprints Into a Lake?
May 10, 2018

Rude. Read More

How America Jump-Started Iran’s Nuclear Program
May 9, 2018

Thanks to a Cold War strategy called ‘Atoms for Peace,’ President Eisenhower laid the foundations for the Iranian nuclear weapons program. Read More

Historic Presidential Affairs That Never Made it To the Tabloids
May 7, 2018

FDR and Eleanor had a special arrangement, LBJ had no shame, and Harding had a favorite closet. Read More

The Last Slave Ship Survivor Gave an Interview in the 1930s. It Just Surfaced
May 3, 2018

Zora Neale Hurston’s searing book about the final survivor of the transatlantic slave trade, Cudjo Lewis, is being published nearly a century after it was written. Read More

See America’s First Memorial to its 4,400 Lynching Victims
April 20, 2018

A new memorial and museum in Montgomery, Alabama, challenges the nation to acknowledge its crimes. Read More

Lost Tuskegee Airman’s Body May Have Been Found
April 10, 2018

Captain Lawrence E. Dickson could be the first missing Tuskegee pilot identified since the end of World War II. Read More

The Violent History of the U.S.-Mexico Border
April 9, 2018

Chinese immigrants, escaped slaves, and Native Americans were all people U.S. forces tried to keep on one side or the other. Read More