News of the war's end didn't necessarily travel fast.
Learn about the eventful life of John Wesley Powell—professor, Civil War veteran, and explorer of the American West.
There's a story behind the distinctive flair.
Cold War tensions were running high.
This Jewish refugee took a different approach to armoring planes.
The humble bicycle had a suprisingly important role in both world wars.
These deeply held beliefs changed history.
The beloved children’s book character was based on a real-life black bear cub.
World War II extended beyond Europe, northern Africa, and the Pacific Theater...
See the changes wrought by a single century.
Operation Iceberg was a hugely costly battle for America during WWII. Explore the scene through these historical photos.
These infrequently shared photos re-contextualize the global conflict.
Ronald Ridgeway survived long years in a Vietnamese prisoner of war camp.
Chinese, British, and Portuguese forces combined couldn't take down Ching Shih.
Mary Roberts, Elaine Roe, Virginia Rourke, and Ellen Ainsworth continued to save lives even as mortar shells rained down around them.
The Butler family's contributions made our nation's birth possible.
The USS Indianola was pressed into service before her completion, yet she managed to serve with honor–and be the subject of a thrilling rescue mission.
The pressure was imminent. But the plans were hardly bulletproof.
Not only could the U-505 not sink other boats, its crew couldn't even sink the submarine themselves.
This tiny scout helicopter, made of plexiglass and metal, was part of a key "hunter-killer" team.