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Charles Cornwallis: The British General Known for Surrendering at Yorktown

Charles Cornwallis, 1st Marquess Cornwallis was an officer in the British Army, leading many generals in the American Revolutionary War. In 1781, he unofficially…

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On This Day, January 13

1. 1968: Johnny Cash played at Folsom Prison It was on this date in 1968 that country music legend, Johnny Cash, played in front…

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On This Day, January 12th

1. 1926: The Sam ‘n’ Henry show debut on Chicago radio One of the most popular radio programs of all time made its debut…

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On This Day, January 11th

1. 1935: Amelia Earhart becomes the first person to fly from Hawaii to California It was on this date in 1935 that Amelia Earhart…

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Neolithic ‘Calendar Rock’ Discovered in Sicily

“This obviously reinforces the sacrality of the site.” – Archaeologist Giuseppe La Spina. SICILY, ITALY – Italian Archaeologists working on a site on the…

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You Can Now Virtually Visit the Historical ‘Plain of Jars’

XIANGKHOANG PLATEAU, LAOS – in the upland valleys and lower foothills of the Xiangkhoang Plateau, there lies a fascinating landscape dotted with megalithic ‘jars’.…

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Medieval Germany Had Their Own Disposable Cups

“The parties took place in the summer here in the courtyard. The cups were simply thrown away. That’s equivalent to paper cups today.” –…

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On This Day, January 10th

1. 1863: World’s first subway system opened The first urban underground railway in history began operations on this date in 1863 in London, England.…

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On This Day, January 9th

1. 2007: Debut of the first iPhone It was on this date in 2007 that Steve Jobs debuted the first generation iPhone at the…

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Charlotte Brontë: Famed Novelist and Eldest of the Brontë Sisters

Of the three Brontë sisters who survived into adulthood, Charlotte Brontë was the oldest. Her most famous work is Jane Eyre, published in October…

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