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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.

What Is Juneteenth and Why Is It Important?

Discover the cultural celebration behind the historic anniversary.

The Failed Irish Rebellion of 1798

This major uprising against British rule was ultimately suppressed.

10 of the Oldest Buildings in America

Many of these structures pre-date the US—some by hundreds of years.

The Last Charge of the Bicycle Brigade

The humble bicycle had a suprisingly important role in both world wars.

The Tragic Wartime Sinking of Passenger Ship RMS Lusitania

The torpedo attack killed hundreds of civilians and turned international opinion against Imperial Germany.

What Lies Beneath: The Deadly Mystery of the Oak Island Money Pit

Is there treasure buried beneath this craggy Nova Scotia isle?

6 Fascinating Constitutional Crises Throughout History

These political challenges have questioned the legitimacy of various governments.

The Dead Man Who Duped Hitler: The Beyond Bizarre Tale of WWII’s Strangest Operation

Now a major motion picture starring Colin Firth, Operation Mincemeat involved a corpse, a fake fiancée, and the successful invasion of Sicily.

Toussaint Louverture: Self-Freed Slave and Hero of the Haitian Revolution

In 1791, the people of Haiti rose up against their oppressors.

The Ghost Dance War: A Violent Response to Native American Resistance

An infamous massacre followed a Native American religious revival.

Olga of Kiev: A Ruthless Ruler and Ukrainian Saint

She remains a symbol of strength and fortitude for the Ukrainian people.

How the Battle of the Coral Sea Set the Stage for the Allied Victory at Midway

The Japanese won the battle, but their advances into the Pacific were halted.

5 Overturned Supreme Court Cases That Changed History

Justices have reversed course numerous times throughout the years.

7 Amazing Libraries of the Ancient World

Some of these structures are still standing, while others are lost to time.

The Invention of the Guillotine and Its Role in the French Reign of Terror 

The execution device came to be known as a symbol of violent class warfare.