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?
What Kind of King Will Charles III Be?
In 19th-century Paris, the Morgue Was the Best Show in Town
'Norse to See You': Take Our Viking Quiz!
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
The Order of Assassins Was Very Real and Very Deadly
How Did Ancient Aztecs Use the Haunting Aztec Death Whistle?
How Many Countries Are There in the World?
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
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In 1789, thousands of women frustrated by good shortages marched to Versailles with some serious demands for King Louis XIV.
Getting a prescription for alcohol back was once kind of like getting a prescription for medical marijuana today.
These historical images remind us that marvel and awe go hand-in-hand with science (and eclipses), and have been a part of the human experience for as long as we've been a species.
The century-plus pastry outlasted its owner Robert Falcon Scott, the explorer who took it with him on a race to the South Pole from which he never returned.
After enduring decades of brutal physical punishment and forced religious conversion by the Spanish, the pueblo peoples of the Southwest rebelled successfully.
Local governments, newspapers and unions waged a xenophobic campaign against "un-American" eateries, hoping to protect white jobs, and women, in the early 20th century.
One of the most American spots outside of the U.S. is, surprisingly, in Brazil. How did these descendants of the Confederacy end up there?
An edict King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella issued forced Jews to emigrate, convert to Christianity or die. Unsurprisingly, it caused a wave of terrible effects.
Brown v. Board of Education was a landmark case that advanced the fight against segregation laws, but it was a long road to get there.
And people were sailing to remote islands to get it.
Sweet, delicious honey may seem like a strange ingredient for toxic warfare, but "mad honey" was, and still is, a potent poison.
Imagine burning molten metal poured into your open mouth. That horrifying form of execution actually happened — and scientists studied what actually killed the victim.
Last year was the third consecutive year to set a new global annual temperature record, NOAA finds, and the warmest on average since 1880.
Or why combat skills aren't always necessary to gain the upper hand in war.
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New discoveries at ruins near the central Greek town of Vlochós suggest the area was more important in ancient times than previously thought.
From 1854 to 1941, the London Necropolis Railway carried the dead and the living who mourned them alike to the largest cemetery in the world.