From the Age of Enlightenment to the Christmas Truce, learn about some of history's most pivotal events.
'Hidden Figures' Who Stood With Martin Luther King Jr.
Harriet Tubman's Life and Impact on the Underground Railroad
Remembering Singer, Actor and Activist Harry Belafonte
Who Is the Controversial Green Man on the Royal Coronation Invitation?
666 Meaning: Angel Number or the Devil's Digits?
Operation Midnight Climax: A CIA Sex, Drugs and Surveillance Program
Norland College: Where the Royals Find Their Nannies
How the CPR Doll Developed From a Famous Parisian Death Mask
Point d'Alençon Lace Will Always Be the Queen of Lace
Why Was Cereal Invented? A Brief History of Corn Flakes
What's the Meaning of the 'Don't Tread on Me' Flag?
Stardust and Scandal: The Hollywood Sign Turns 100
10 Oldest Countries in the World
Unlocking the Power of Greek Fire: The Byzantine Empire's Secret Weapon
Why is Japan's Aokigahara Forest Called the 'Suicide Forest'?
How the Ritchie Boys, Secret Refugee Infiltrators, Took on the Nazis
The French Resistance Took Many Forms During WWII
Inside Unit 731, Japan's Gruesome WWII Human Experiment Program
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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.
The War of 1812 ended in a stalemate, which enabled the fledgling United States to escape a devastating defeat and grow into a world power.
In 1959, a group of nine Russian hikers disappeared and were later found dead in circumstances that, to this day, have mystified authorities and armchair sleuths alike. But scientists now believe an avalanche holds the solution to the mystery.
Yep, Jimi Hendrix could have borrowed a cup of sugar from George Frederick Handel — in a manner of speaking.
Is graphically recounting the horrors of the Holocaust the only way to honor the dead and educate the living about this tragedy? Sociologist Arthur Shostak says no.
By John Donovan
While it's technically just a glorified shift change, the British monarchy's Changing the Guard ceremony is steeped in history and tradition.
These engraved stones may hold the key to a 400-year-old American mystery, but they also might just be forgeries.
Ron Stallworth was a black detective in Colorado Springs who infiltrated the Ku Klux Klan to the point that he was asked to lead a local chapter. How he pulled that off is now the subject of a major motion picture.
By Dave Roos
There's a popular story that George Washington was offered the chance to be crowned king of the U.S. but turned it down in favor of a truly republican government. But what really happened?
By Dave Roos