History Stories
AUTHOR: Christopher Klein
Last Hired, First Fired: How the Great Depression Affected African Americans
April 18, 2018

While no group escaped the economic devastation of the Great Depression, few suffered more than African Americans, who experienced the highest unemployment rate during the 1930s. Read More

Everything You Need to Know About the Mexico-United States Border
April 17, 2018

Approximately 700 miles of barbed wire, chain link, post-and-rail and wire mesh fencing has been erected along the border. Read More

How Times Square Became the Home of New Year’s Eve
December 27, 2017

The surprising maritime origins of New Year’s Eve’s biggest party. Read More

The Four-Legged Marine Who Became a Korean War Hero
December 27, 2017

Sergeant Reckless was the only animal ever awarded an official rank in the Marine Corps. Read More

The 7 Most Notorious Nazis Who Escaped to South America
December 27, 2017

In some cases it took four or five decades to bring them to justice. Read More

The Wrong Number That Launched the Santa Tracker
December 21, 2017

How an accidental call to NORAD's top-secret military hotline led to a Christmas tradition. Read More

Halloween Was Once So Dangerous That Some Cities Considered Banning It
October 25, 2017

Violence and vandalism were once as traditional as candy and costumes. Read More

The Great Subway Race of 1967
August 21, 2017

A group of whiz kids using a mainframe computer as big as an elevator staged a wild race against time under the streets of the Big Apple. Read More

The Mercury 13: Meet the Woman Astronauts Grounded by NASA
July 24, 2017

These aspiring astronauts were part of the little-known 'Mercury 13' program. Read More

The Wimbledon Finalist Who Committed Murder
July 13, 2017

A killer backhand earned Vere St. Leger Goold a spot in a Wimbledon final. Read More