From Musketeers to Nazis, Archimedes to Harriet Tubman, these famous historical figures changed the course of history -- for better or worse.
The Mysterious Case of the Newlyweds Who Vanished in the Grand Canyon
Has the Dragon's Triangle Been Swallowing Up Ships for Centuries?
Medieval Villagers Mutilated Corpses to Prevent the Dead From Rising
Why Isn't William McKinley a More Famous President?
Lost Songs of Holocaust Survivors Discovered in University Archives
Did anyone expect the Spanish Inquisition? It began with religious intolerance and ended with torture, with false accusations and unfair trials in between. How did this period of cruelty come to be?
By Shanna Freeman
What were knights really like? Did they slay dragons, sleep in their armor and rescue damsels in distress?
By Craig Freudenrich, Ph.D.
Royalty calls to mind impossible wealth, power and privilege -- and maybe a breath of scandal. Do kings and queens simply sit on their thrones with ermine robes and scepters?
By Ed Grabianowski
Senator Joseph McCarthy whipped up anti-Communist hysteria in the early 1950s -- using controversial tactics and ruining hundreds of careers, including his own.
By Alia Hoyt
America's history begins with the Native Americans and the English settlers they encountered. Read our list of Native American leaders and heroes, including Sequoyah, Geronimo, and Crazy Horse.
By the Editors of Publications International, Ltd.
A number of women made names for themselves during the Wild West. Read our list of 12 of the most famous heroines from this time period, including Annie Oakley, Belle Starr, and Calamity Jane.
After Amelia Earhart became the first woman to make a transatlantic flight, she became a national celebrity. Learn about Earhart's accomplishments and find out why her disappearance is still a mystery.
By Marshall Brain
Charles Lindbergh made the first transatlantic flight, from New York to Paris. Learn more about Charles Lindbergh's flight and his plane, the Spirit of St. Louis.
When I hear about the Duke of York, the Duke of Kent, etc., who are they and how did they get their titles? What is a "Duke"? Are they related to the queen, or are they normal people?
After Cyber Monday, Will People Open Their Wallets for Giving Tuesday?
3 Myths About Smartphone Batteries That Need to Die
Do You Have to Pull Over for a Funeral Procession?