History Stories
How Bill Clinton’s Welfare Reform Changed America
April 26, 2018

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Pensions for Veterans Were Once Viewed as Government Handouts
April 25, 2018

The very existence of the V.A.—which began in 1930—marked a change in how Americans perceived the people who fought its wars. Read More

Was ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ A Step Forward For LGBT in the Military?
April 25, 2018

In 1993, it represented a compromise between those who wanted to end the longstanding ban on homosexuals serving in the U.S. military and those who felt having openly gay troops would hurt morale and cause problems within military ranks. Read More

New Study Debunks Tales of Mass Suicide at Custer’s Last Stand
April 25, 2018

Skeletal analysis of troops at the Battle of the Little Bighorn suggests a very different outcome. Read More

The 5 Most Credible Modern UFO Sightings
April 25, 2018

Let’s revisit five of the most believable UFO sightings of the 21st century. Read More

What Can We Expect From the Last JFK Records Release?
April 24, 2018

The public may get answers to some of the most tantalizing remaining questions about the 1963 assassination of John F. Kennedy as soon as April 26, 2018, when the final documents are set to be released. Read More

How a Black Spy Infiltrated the Confederate White House
April 23, 2018

How freed slave Mary Bowser and abolitionist Elizabeth Van Lew teamed up to spy on Confederate President Jefferson Davis and got away with it. Read More

9 Blades that Forged History
April 23, 2018

These razor-sharp blades inspired fear and fascination and helped change the course of military campaigns. Read More

How Anita Hill’s Confirmation Hearing Testimony Brought Workplace Sexual Harassment to Light
April 23, 2018

Few observers expected the issue of whether Clarence Thomas should serve on the U.S. Supreme Court to become a firestorm—and a national referendum on sexual harassment. Read More

Life in the Trenches of World War I
April 23, 2018

Trenches—long, deep ditches dug as protective defenses—are most often associated with World War I, and the results of trench warfare in that conflict were hellish indeed. Read More