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The Life of Revolutionary Marquis de Lafayette (continued)

Lafayette, now imprisoned by the Austrians, was kept in Nivelles, now a municipality in Belgium. Along with a few other men and Jean-Xavier Bureau…

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4 Historical Geniuses Who Didn’t Sleep (And One Who Did!)

The common rule of thumb from leading health experts is to get a full seven-to-nine hours of sleep every night, or else we risk…

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6 Facts About Vikings Your History Teacher Didn’t Tell You

We know a lot about Vikings thanks to the number of elaborate burials and historical texts that we’ve uncovered, but over the years, a…

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Did the Huns Build a Monument?

AKTAU, KAZAKHSTAN – In 2010, a man named F. Akhmadulin was wandering along the eastern coast of the Caspian Sea with a metal detector…

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To Be Or Not To Be: 5 Writers Rumored To Be Behind Shakespeare

William Shakespeare is one of the most celebrated writers in history. Despite having died long ago, the writer and wordsmith is still studied as…

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The Life of Revolutionary Marquis de Lafayette (continued)

The Siege of Yorktown unofficially marked the end of the Revolutionary War, though a treaty between Britain and America was not signed until later.…

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The Mystery of the Dutch Freighter That Killed Its Crew

The sea has always been a mysterious and terrifying place for the human race. There’s just something about the featureless expanse of gray water…

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On This Day, October 21st

1. 1959 Solomon R. Guggenheim museum opens in New York City It was on this date in 1959 that one of New York City’s…

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The Life of Revolutionary Marquis de Lafayette

Born Marie-Joseph Paul Yves Roch Gilbert du Motier de Lafayette in 1757, the Marquis de Lafayette would later become a major figure in both…

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Mysticism and Supersition: Inside the Iconic Delphic Oracle

Almost everyone has heard of the famous Delphic Oracle. Whether it was from a school textbook, a documentary heralding the end of the world,…

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