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Why Royal Guests Have Always Been a Royal Pain
British aristocrats often went broke after royal visits. Every summer, Queen Elizabeth I and her massive court set out on a ...
Enslaved Couples Faced Wrenching Separations, or Even Choosing Family Over Freedom
Soldier and Companion, c.1861-65 (tintype with brass mat & leather case), American Photographer, (19th century)/Detroit ...
10 Inventions From China's Han Dynasty That Changed the World
The 400-year rule of the Han Dynasty generated a slew of innovations in everything from agriculture to metallurgy to ...
The Equal Educational Opportunities Act is signed into law
The Equal Educational Opportunities Act is signed into law by President Richard Nixon on August 21, 1974. The new law addressed civil rights issues in education, barring states from discriminating ...
Navy Confirms UFO Videos Are Real and Show Unidentified Aerial Phenomena
It was in HISTORY’s series 'Unidentified' that the active-duty Navy pilots who encountered the crafts first came forward to ...
Sunken Nazi Gold and 4 Other Never-Found Treasures
From a trove of Fabergé eggs to Nazi-stolen gold dumped in a lake, these supposedly missing stashes have captured the ...
The Allies Hoped Operation Market Garden Would End WWII. Here's What Went Wrong
It was a daring and massive offensive into the Nazi-occupied Netherlands that ultimately became a costly failure. Code-named ...
The 1936 Strike That Brought America’s Most Powerful Automaker to its Knees
Over 136,000 GM workers participated in a sit-down strike in Flint, Michigan. The General Motors body plant in Flint, ...
When Hitler Tried (and Failed) to Be an Artist
Long before he rose to become a ruthless dictator, the Nazi leader was a struggling young artist. In early 1908, after the ...
The Mendez Family Fought School Segregation 8 Years Before Brown v. Board of Ed
Mexican American families in California secured an early legal victory in the push against school segregation. Unlike the ...
Ancient Roman Hand-Holding Skeletons Were Both Men
The relationship between the two 1,600-year-old individuals is unknown, but their burial suggests a close bond. Brothers?
How Alexander the Great Conquered the Persian Empire
Alexander used both military and political cunning to finally unseat the Persian superpower. Alexander III was born in 356 ...