The Chimp That Was Launched Into Space

Ham the Astrochimp, as he came to be called, paved the way for human spaceflight.

The Importance of FDR’s Fireside Chats

These evening radio addresses revolutionized the relationship between the president and the American people.

8 Books About the Turn of the 20th Century

Explore an era of great development and change.

This Female Coder Wrote the Apollo Project by Hand

Margaret Hamilton oversaw MIT's groundbreaking Software Engineering Division.

10 Books About Powerful Families

Their rise, their fall, and every scandalous detail in between. 

The Best Biographies of 2021

From first ladies to rock stars, these were the year's best releases.

The 8 Best Drunk History Episodes

A funny, irreverent series you won't regret binging.

9 Essential Facts About the Attack on Pearl Harbor

Read up on the surprise military strike that catapulted America into WWII.

The Real Pocahontas Behind Disney's Myth

Pop culture depictions have romanticized this historical figure.

8 Exciting New History Books to Dive Into

Check out the books everyone’s been buzzing about.

Chaos Reigned During the 1814 Burning of Washington

The storming of the capital during the War of 1812 led to destruction.

The California Gold Rush Redefined the Old West

The hunt for riches brought 300,000 settlers to the territory.

17 Remarkable Books About the Great Depression

Fascinating stories of courage, corruption, and change emerged from the darkest period of the 20th century.

Alaska Day and the History Behind the 49th State

When and how did this far-flung territory become part of the United States?

What Happened to the Lost Colony of Roanoke?

Dive into one of history's greatest mysteries. 

The Controversial History of America's Company Towns

Are they really as utopian as their proponents claim?