The Doughnut Girls of World War I delivered a taste of home when it was needed most, boosting morale and the popularity of the Salvation Army.
The Napoleon House lay awaiting its infamous tenant.
Gilbert Bates toured the South and England on foot in Union uniform, flag in hand.
Bombing by balloon had been outlawed by the Hague Convention of 1899, but Italian forces found a workaround.
Even a 300,000 Franc bounty couldn't bring him down.
Court-martialed after the sinking of the cruiser, Captain McVay's innocence was proven by Hunter Scott in 1996.
The Paris Gun was so named for its far-off target.
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.
One Austrian Jew saved untold planes and crew members with his survivorship bias theory.
Alexander Selkirk was left ashore an uninhabited island by his captain.
In 1956, one man reminisced about his experience in the Ford's Theater at age five.
A more heroic swig of wine we've never encountered.
The car of the future was also the downfall of many a high-ranking Nazi.
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.
Westward expansion wasn't a simple matter of packing your bags and moving out.
The pressure was imminent. But the plans were hardly bulletproof.