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On This Day, January 18th

1. 1778: The Hawaiian Islands were discovered by English explorer It was on this date in 1778 that Captain James Cook became the first…

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20th Century Leaders: Only The U.S. Put 12 People On The Moon

In case you’ve been living under a moon rock, Eugene Cernan, the last human to set foot on the moon, just passed away at…

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Oh This Day, January 17th

1. 1950: The Great Brink’s Robbery It was on this date in 1950 that a group of eleven men broke into the Brinks Armored…

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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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How Historic Events Shaped The NATO We Know Today

It’s not a trade agreement. NATO stands for the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. The organization recently made headlines over comments by the president-elect of…

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Frances Hodgson Burnett’s Success as an Author

Frances Hodgson Burnett, an English-American author, was best known for her three children’s novels, Little Lord Fauntleroy, A Little Princess, and perhaps her most…

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History’s Nutcases: Tiberius

Last time on History’s Nutcases, we talked about a man named Jemmy Hirst, who fancied riding a bull he’d trained to jump fences like a…

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The Chinese Weren’t The First To Make Artificial Islands To Land Planes

The Chinese have made a few waves in recent history by moving sub-sea earth to forge new islands. The beef between China and her…

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The Delicious WWII Inspired Story Of Nutella

One of the best-slash-worst, then back to best spreads, Nutella, defended themselves last week against claims that Nutella causes cancer. The offending ingredient wasn’t…

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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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