History Stories
AUTHOR: Evan Andrews
9 Blades that Forged History
April 23, 2018

These razor-sharp blades inspired fear and fascination and helped change the course of military campaigns. Read More

Eight Unusual Good Luck Charms
February 8, 2018

Symbols, amulets and other talismans from around the globe. Read More

The Quest to Decipher the Rosetta Stone
January 10, 2018

It took one artifact, two scholars and 20 years to decode a dead language. Read More

Who Betrayed Anne Frank?
November 1, 2017

One of history's greatest cold cases is getting a fresh look. Read More

The Floating White House: A Brief History of the Presidential Yacht
August 18, 2017

Before there was Air Force One, there was the presidential yacht. Read More

Why Lincoln Wanted an Italian Freedom Fighter to Lead His Army
August 11, 2017

Giuseppe Garibaldi is best known for helping to Italy, but he came very close to taking another notable assignment, Read More

America’s Forgotten Swedish Colony
July 25, 2017

For nearly 20 years in the 17th century, Sweden had a little-known colony that spanned parts of Delaware, Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Read More

Why Arab Scholar Ibn Battuta is the Greatest Explorer of all Time
July 20, 2017

In the 14th century, the Moroccan wanderer Ibn Battuta spent nearly 30 years traveling some 75,000 miles across Africa, the Middle East, India and Southeast Asia. Read More

The Strange Tale of New York’s Forgotten Subway
June 2, 2017

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Battle for the Aleutians: WWII’s Forgotten Alaskan Campaign
June 2, 2017

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