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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 Long and Impactful History of the Silk Road

An integral means of exchange between various cultures.

The Tuskegee Airmen: The First Black U.S. Military Pilots

Courageous Black pilots led the way for desegregation in the U.S. Armed Forces. 

The Tragic and Bizarre London Beer Flood of 1814 

A brewery accident led to multiple unforeseen casualties.

The Rich History of Hispanic Heritage Month 

A time to honor Latinx and Hispanic communities. 

The Macabre Way Early Sailors Refreshed Their Wardrobes

Learn why some sailors were hesitant to use the “slop chest.”

The FBI Surveillance of Martin Luther King Jr. 

The civil rights leader was the target of a covert FBI project to discredit him.

The Battle of Peleliu was the Marines' Bitterest Fight in WWII

Read about a hard-fought battle that was supposed to be won in only four days. 

The Pig War of 1859

An unusual and nearly forgotten conflict.

The Filming of Star Wars Almost Started a Real-Life War in North Africa

A long time ago in a galaxy far, far, away…there was a massive misunderstanding!

The Great Game: Russia and Britain's Imperialistic Rivalry

They fought for influence in Central Asia throughout the 19th century.

Delve into the Deadly, Insurmountable Odds of Custer’s Last Stand

This unexpected U.S. defeat was the most significant action of the Great Sioux War of 1876.