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Site of Famous Salamis Battle Found

SALAMIS BAY, GREECE – The Greek Ministry of Culture has announced that the site of the ancient sea battle of Salamis Bay has been…

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The Life of Beloved Fairy Tale Author Hans Christian Andersen

Though best known for his beloved fairy tales, Hans Christian Andersen was Danish playwright, poet, novelist, and writer of travelogues. Some of his best…

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Vikings and Their Cats

The more we learn about the Vikings, the more we realize that they weren’t exactly the hairy, dirty, meat-loving barbarians that ancient scholars made…

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8,000 Year-Old Rock Art in Chad Vandalized

ENNENDI PLATEAU, CHAD – a UNESCO World Heritage Site deep in the Sahara desert has been all but destroyed by graffiti. Chad’s minister of…

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History’s Badasses: Oda Nobunaga

Last time, on History’s Badasses, we talked about the woman who founded the Red Cross: Clara Barton. This week, we’re turning our focus to feudal Japan,…

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The Controversial Founding Father Thomas Paine

Thomas Paine is perhaps best remembered for his influential pamphlets written at the start of the American Revolution, Common Sense (1776) especially. He was…

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Pyramid Tomb Unearthed in China Baffles Experts

ZHENGZHOU, HENAN PROVINCE, CHINA – Archaeologists working just west of the Yellow River discovered a mysterious find: a tomb that experts are calling the…

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A Brief Look at the Disastrous San Francisco Earthquake of 1906

On April 18, 1906, disaster struck Northern California at 5:12 a.m. when a huge earthquake hit. It was an estimated 7.8 on the moment…

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How the Baron von Steuben Fixed the Continental Army at Valley Forge

Born Friedrich Wilhelm Ludolf Gerhard Augustin von Steuben, Baron Friedrich Wilhelm von Steuben was a military officer in the American Revolution from Prussia. Called…

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20 American History Questions Any Patriot Should be Able to Answer

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