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History

Travel to the past with the best history stories, from Ancient Rome to World War II. The Archive has the history stories you crave, from military sagas to exploring the New World.

The Conspiratorial Business Plot of 1933

This would-be coup aimed to overthrow FDR.

Beware the Ides of March...

The Roman holiday was marked by religious observances before Julius Caesar's notorious murder.

A Research Team Has Found the Endurance Shipwreck

106 years after it sank in the Antarctic, the historic ship has been located.

12 Little-Known Women's History Month Facts

In honor of Women’s History Month, we’re celebrating those who made great strides in the name of equality.

The Surprising History Behind Daylight Savings Time

We can trace the system back to a satirical essay by Benjamin Franklin.

The Hollywood Blacklist Rocked the Entertainment Industry

This Cold War era initiative ostensibly targeted communists.

A Strange and Sticky Tragedy: The Great Molasses Flood of 1919

Over a century ago, a Boston neighborhood was struck by a most unusual disaster.

Why Do We Celebrate Black History Month?

Let's delve into the meaning behind this month-long observance.

11 Binge-Worthy Podcasts About Fraud

You will not believe the fraudacity of some people.

Heinrich Schliemann and the Controversial Discovery of Ancient Troy

Was he a pioneer of archaeology or a con man who got lucky?

6 Moments in Sports History That Went Beyond the Game

Unforgettable instances in which sports changed the world.

Your Handy Viewing Guide to Military Episodes of The Simpsons

The long-running sitcom that lampoons American life has focused on warfare more than once.

5 Bloodless Wars That Were Resolved Without Violence

These curious conflicts lacked one crucial element: actual fighting.