From the Age of Enlightenment to the Christmas Truce, learn about some of history's most pivotal events.
England's Eccentric 'Camberley Kate' Never Turned Away a Stray
Queen Elizabeth II Steered the British Monarchy Into the 21st Century
Meet the Conman Who Sold the Brooklyn Bridge — Many Times Over
Hekate: The Triple-faceted Goddess of Witchcraft and Ghosts
Is the Ramree Island Crocodile Massacre a Myth?
Was an Evil Spirit Released When Japan's 'Killing Stone' Split in Half?
Emergence of Hunger Stones Signals Worst European Drought in 500 Years
What Kind of King Will Charles III Be?
In 19th-century Paris, the Morgue Was the Best Show in Town
Reign of Terror: The Forgotten Story of the Osage Tribe Murders
New York City's Iconic Dakota Helped Gild the Gilded Age
America's Black Holocaust Museum Reopens After 14-Year Closure
Who Were the Real Women Warriors of Dahomey?
The Order of Assassins Was Very Real and Very Deadly
How Did Ancient Aztecs Use the Haunting Aztec Death Whistle?
The French Resistance Took Many Forms During WWII
Inside Unit 731, Japan's Gruesome WWII Human Experiment Program
Incredible History: When WWII POWs Held an Olympics in a Nazi Camp
It may sound like the name of a '90s indie band, but Acoustic Kitty was a CIA program to train housecats to be spies. Imagine how that turned out.
By Dave Roos
In 1983, the worst-ever diving accident occurred. Five people working on an oil rig experienced explosive decompression, which caused them to die in horrific ways.
By Dave Roos
In a truly historic vote, the U.S. Senate has confirmed Ketanji Brown Jackson as the next U.S. Supreme Court justice — the first Black woman to sit on the highest court in the land.
In the early 1930s, Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin's brutal policies starved to death millions of people in Ukraine, helping to fuel Ukrainians' fierce resistance against Putin's Russian invaders today.
The meeting of a group of abolitionist activist women at Seneca Falls, New York, in 1848 became the starting point for the women's rights movement in the U.S., but what brought these women together in the first place?
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy took the historic step of addressing the U.S. Congress in a bid to seek help and remind the world of the importance of democracy.
More than 50 years after Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated by a lone bullet while standing on the balcony of the Lorraine Motel, questions still remain. Was James Earl Ray the sole gunman, or was it a conspiracy?
By John Donovan
Conspiracy theories are part of a dangerous misinformation crisis that has been building for years in the U.S., warping the cultural and political landscape in ways we can't yet even imagine.
The French and Indian War, also called the Seven Years' War, was not the French against the 'Indians,' but a massive French and British land grab that indirectly led to the American Revolution.
Transcendentalism was a 19th century philosophical movement with adherents like Thoreau, Emerson and Fuller, based on principles of freedom, feminism, abolition and the idea that people had divine truth within them.
Thousands of Cubans protested in the streets in rare demonstrations against the government's handling of the coronavirus pandemic and limits on civil liberties. But what other events got the citizens to this breaking point?
A little-known research facility in South Carolina housed thousands of monkeys and was key to developing the polio vaccine.
Hispanics have contributed to American history since Spanish explorer Christopher Columbus stepped foot in the New World. These five events were turning points in Hispanic and American history.
By John Donovan
Queen Elizabeth II reigned over England for a record-breaking 70 years. But with King Charles taking the throne, how does the line of succession look now?
By Alia Hoyt
In 1978, hundreds of followers of Reverend Jim Jones of the Peoples Temple died in Guyana, after being either coerced into suicide by their charismatic leader or actually murdered.
Believed to have operated between 1821 and 1861, the Saltwater Underground Railroad was the coastal escape route followed by fugitive slaves into the British-controlled Bahamas.
By Carrie Tatro
When British radio wouldn't play 1960s rock 'n' roll, a station on a ship moored off the coast of England would. For many years, pirate stations have dodged government regulators to bring outlaw radio to the world at large.
The Mason-Dixon Line has ties to slavery, which often overshadows its otherwise fascinating story about one of the most significant surveying achievements in North America.
By Ray Glier
During one of the most political times in papal history, Pope Formosus' corpse was dug up and put on trial for crimes of the past. Who thought this was a good idea?
The nuclear disarmament movement in the 1950s needed a logo for a political march. What it got was one of the most ubiquitous and easily recognized symbols of all time.