Valentina Tereshkova, call name “Seagull” and the first woman in space, flew solo for 71 hours and circled Earth 48 times in her only trip into orbit...
The pioneers that we now know as the Pilgrims were anxious, given many tales of vicious tribes, about how they might be welcomed on the shore of the...
Satellite and drone photography are vital in today’s espionage arena, but there was a time when pigeons were the go-to for aerial photography.
Ellis Island, the busiest immigrant inspection gateway in the U.S. for over 60 years, opened the doors to America for over 12 million immigrants...
As far as holiday airport mayhem goes, chances are the 92 occupants (86 passengers and 6 crew) of the propeller-powered LANSA Flight 508 flying...
Some foods were never meant to be on the same plate together, So how did some modern-age, stomach-turning recipes come to be? Blame history.
It’s a puzzle that might have enticed Indiana Jones. Let’s say there was a metropolis from ancient times hidden in North America. Where would it be?
The shattering of Hillary’s glass ceiling would have been quite the pioneering achievement for womanhood, piercing the hymen of the male cartel and...
This may come as a shock to some, but it shouldn’t: History, and science, is not the domain of white men alone.
The U.S. Army has left a ticking time bomb in Greenland—but it doesn’t take the form that you might think…this powder keg is environmental in nature.
70 years have passed since the Second World War and the Nazi invasion of North America. Wait. What?
Steal from the poor, give to the rich: how one man was celebrated for stealing from the Inuit. So many lives ruined, all because one man wanted fame.
Despite an amazing public relations campaign, Christopher Columbus was definitely not the first to discover North America. Truth be told, he might...
Take a look back at the downfall of 10 nations and the build-up to their eventual demise.
Since its discovery, fire has become such an integral part of our everyday lives that most of us take for granted. But what would our species do...
One of the earliest memes dates all the way back to World War II.
Archaeologists have uncovered some massive ancient urban sprawl in the depths of Guatemala's rainforests.
For decades a Scottish island was a classified death trap after WWII-era testing of biological agents left it completely uninhabitable.
For every man explorer, there is a woman counterpart. These 25 women forged their own paths all around the world.
Root, root for the home team (even if they are women).
Why did something as natural as menstruation become a taboo? And why has it been surrounded by stigma since the beginning of recorded history?
These photos might look like they're of ordinary objects from far away, but up close they're actually full of people.
How do we even know that we're the first advanced civilization to call the planet Earth home?
#TIL women are better astronauts than men...too bad misogyny kept them from space.
How would you feel if showering and bathing was banned?
Is it just eye-catching, or is there a deeper reason?
The Stonewall Inn uprising, predominately headed by trans and queer people of color, kickstarted what we know today as 'Pride'.
That feeling when you win a national competition, but your professor still gives you a B.
Somewhere over the rainbow... the pride flag was born.
All too often, cities are defined by their tragedies. Disaster strikes, communities try to heal, and if the city is strong enough — they rebuild.