A look at Charleston's pioneering new museum on African-American heritageFebruary 04, 2023 – A game-changing new Charleston museum aims to tackle the Southern Belle’s controversial past.
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Paid Content for AdvertiserA history written in starlightSeptember 14, 2023 – Famed today for its beaches, foods, and festivals, Gran Canaria is also home to ancient mysteries that a visitor can trace from the deepest caves to the brightest constellations.
The secret history of chocolateJanuary 25, 2023 – These facts will melt in your mouth.
Explore 6 of history’s most infamous scams and hoaxesMarch 30, 2023 – Long before April 1 became a day of harmless pranks, these frauds famously rocked economies, prompted mass panic, and fooled millions.
Culture creates historyExplore a 4000 year-old tour of UNESCO sites in Crete
Has science solved one of history’s greatest adventure mysteries?May 17, 2023 – The bizarre deaths of hikers at Russia's Dyatlov Pass have inspired countless conspiracy theories, but the answer may lie in an elegant computer model based on surprising sources.
The sordid history of the Pledge of AllegianceAugust 24, 2023 – What began as a verse to honor Columbus Day evolved into a daily ritual for schoolchildren that has had many iterations—including one with questionable hand gestures.
The unusual history of the beloved bagelMay 03, 2023 – There are many myths surrounding the invention of this Jewish-American culinary icon. But its true origin tells a story of ingenuity and survival.
The forgotten history of cats in the navyApril 12, 2023 – Sailors embraced their feline colleagues, giving them tiny uniforms and their very own hammocks. But cats are natural outlaws—so it couldn’t last forever.
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Why February is Black History MonthFebruary 01, 2023 – In the early 1900s, historian Carter G. Woodson led the fight for a holiday that would promote Black achievements—and counter racist stereotypes.
The real history of the gladiatorsAugust 09, 2021 – In today’s newsletter, historic clues to the ‘end’ of COVID-19; the Dixie fire becomes California's 2nd largest on record; secrets of the Stasi ... and where ‘Aztec’ comes from.
The 'watery resurrection' of neglected historyFebruary 07, 2022 – In today’s newsletter, a new look at microdosing psychedelics; women skateboarders make a statement in Bolivia; the strange history of Winter Olympic sports; passing in plain sight ... and 500-year-old spines on sticks.