History Stories
AUTHOR: Christopher Klein
How Times Square Became the Home of New Year’s Eve
December 27, 2017

The surprising maritime origins of New Year’s Eve’s biggest party. Read More

The Four-Legged Marine Who Became a Korean War Hero
December 27, 2017

Sergeant Reckless was the only animal ever awarded an official rank in the Marine Corps. Read More

The 7 Most Notorious Nazis Who Escaped to South America
December 27, 2017

In some cases it took four or five decades to bring them to justice. Read More

The Wrong Number That Launched the Santa Tracker
December 21, 2017

How an accidental call to NORAD's top-secret military hotline led to a Christmas tradition. Read More

Halloween Was Once So Dangerous That Some Cities Considered Banning It
October 25, 2017

Violence and vandalism were once as traditional as candy and costumes. Read More

The Great Subway Race of 1967
August 21, 2017

A group of whiz kids using a mainframe computer as big as an elevator staged a wild race against time under the streets of the Big Apple. Read More

Right Stuff, Wrong Gender: The Woman Astronauts Grounded by NASA
July 24, 2017

These aspiring astronauts were part of the little-known “Mercury 13” program. Read More

The Wimbledon Finalist Who Committed Murder
July 13, 2017

A killer backhand earned Vere St. Leger Goold a spot in a Wimbledon final. Read More

Thoreau Started a Forest Fire a Year Before Writing ‘Walden’
July 11, 2017

Before Henry David Thoreau lived in the Concord woods, he nearly burned them to the ground in a massive forest fire. Read More

Inside the Government’s Top-Secret Doomsday Hideouts
June 27, 2017

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