History & Archaeology
How White Supremacist William Tecumseh Sherman Tried to Improve Slavery
Although he was a self-admitted racist and white supremacist, future Union general William Tecumseh Sherman urged slaveholders to make slavery more humane.
"Sandro" Battenberg: Elected and Embattled Prince of Bulgaria
Prince Alexander of Battenberg, "Sandro" to his family and friends was a 19th century German prince. He was elected to rule over a newly independent Bulgaria in 1879 but seven years later he was overthrown. After this he called himself Count von Hartenau and lived in Italy and Austria.
How the Soviet Union Developed During 1925-52 From Agrarian to a Top Industrial Power Under Stalin
This is an account of how Joseph Stalin transformed an agrarian economy into the second biggest economy in the world.
History of Ancient Indian Society
In the ancient era of the Indian subcontinent, especially up to the Gupta era,the state structure was consolidated. But since the 7th century, the state system has broken down.Between the seventh and twelfth centuries,North and South India were fragmented into many small kingdoms.
Philippines in Numbers: Facts About the Philippines
This article will discuss interesting facts about the Philippines - ranging from its history, demographics, language, and geography.
The Invention of Toilet Paper
Toilet paper is a common bathroom item around the world. The story behind its invention and development is fascinating. From its early beginning in China to the invention of the toilet paper roll, it has improved the bathroom experience for millions of people.
The Unknown Story of Queen Cleopatra Who Actually Wasn't Egyptian
There have been many personalities in the history of the world, who have a special identity of their own. Likewise, Cleopatra's, the most beautiful queen of Egypt, is described as a beautiful and mysterious woman. The mysterious events about which have not yet been erased from the pages of history.
The Mysterious Legend of the Venomous Visha Kanyas of Ancient India
The Visha Kanyas were poisonous young women who operated as assassins in ancient India. Any contact with these toxic ladies would mean instant death. But did they actually exist?
Susan Travers is the Only Woman to Serve in the French Foreign Legion
Susan Traves is the only woman to serve in the French Foreign Legon. She was awarded several medals for her service during World War II and more. Travers was even given France’s Médaille Militaire, which is the country’s highest military honor.
Phryne, the Ancient Greek Courtesan Who Flashed Her Way to Freedom
Phryne was the most successful and sought-after courtesan in ancient Greece. Her beauty was the subject of inspiration for many famous Greek writers, including Athenaeus, who elevated her to the status of a goddess in his work Deipnosophists.
As Gorbachev Dies at 91 One is Reminded of His Sad Contribution: Breakup of Soviet Union
Gorbachev is no more but he along with Zulfikar Ali Bhutto is a painful reminder of his role in the breakup of countries
Sikorsky S-55 Helicopter and its Variants
Sikorsky Aircraft developed the Sikorsky S-55 with its own funds. Dimitry D. Viner piloted the first YH-19 on its maiden flight on November 10, 1949. A total of 1,728 S-55s were built by Sikorsky and three foreign companies. This total far exceeded any previous helicopter type.
The Godfather of India With Persian Roots (Freedom Fighter)
Story of a boy from a refugee family who helped Indians envision freedom and initiated the Industrial era in India.
The Reign of Terror of the Osage Indians; Greed and Murder
The great Nation of the Osage Indians was forced to cede their ancestral lands several times before settling in Oklahoma. Karma was good for them as oil was discovered on their reservation in 1906, making the extremely rich. Then the murders and corruption began.
History's Mysteries-Things You Never Learned In Class Part 1
One of several lists I am putting together. This list is a list of 10 off the wall tidbits of information that we were never taught in class. Enjoy!
What Animal Saved Most Lives in WWI (Great War, 1914 to 1918)?
Candidates: 1. Dog, 2. Horse, 3. Mule, 4. Pigeon , 5. Man, 6. Microbe, 7. Other ... and the winner of the title 'Animal that saved the most lives in World War I ' is ...
Has Zelenskii Gained Anything by Provoking a Conflict With Russia Except Destruction for Ukraine
Zelenski needled Russia into a conflict because of personal ego and hatred and in the process is destroying his country for the next 5 to 10 decades.
Urumi, the Most Dangerous Sword of Ancient India
The urumi (translated as ‘curling blade’) is a flexible whip-like sword used in Kalaripayattu, an ancient Indian martial art that dates back to 300 B.C.E.The sword is considered by many experts the deadliest sword ever created.
Unsung Heroes of WW II: Charles Jackson French, the Human Tugboat
Charles Jackson French swam 6-8 hours in shark-infested waters to save 15 men from their sunken ship hit by Japanese bombs.
Merchant Marines: Forgotten Heroes of the U.s. Wars
Without the Merchant Marines, America could not have won the Revolutionary War and the fight for Independence. Their contributions were vital throughout the decades, yet they were never recognized as Veterans.
Journalism History and Timeline
Journalism grew alongside the printing press. Chinese invented printing. According to legend, the Chinese invented movable type. China invented paper. In 868 A.D., a Chinese printed the first book. Peiping's oldest newspaper is the Chinese court gazette. Learn more about this from here.
Columbus's Voyage to the New World and His Legacy
In 1492, a navigator crossed the Atlantic Ocean and landed in the New World. He was Italian, but he was sailing for Spain. The navigator was Christopher Columbus. Columbus is credited with the discovery of America.
The Tragic Story of the Exile of the French Acadian People
England ordered the deportation of thousands of French Acadians from 1755-1763. And 250 years later, Queen Elizabeth II issued a Proclamation acknowledging the wrongs they did to the Acadian people.
The Grumman F7F Tigercat
In June 1941 the U.S. Navy put in a requirement for a twin-engine fighter for the Midway-class aircraft carriers. The specifications called for the engines to give the craft over 4,000 horsepower. It had to have twice the weight of fire of the F4F. The F7F made its first flight on November 2, 1943.
Major Air Accidents in Pakistan's Military History
This article will fetch the interest of those who keep the knowledge of military accidents. This piece actually contains some major air accidents in the military history of Pakitan.
The Blind Army
The Byzantine-Bulgarian war reached its climax in 1014, when Basil II defeated the Bulgarian army in the Battle of Kleidion, taking 15,000 prisoners and blinding almost all of them. To make his victory even more evident, Basil II left only one one-eyed man in each cohort of 100 men to lead the way
Memories of My Grandfather: A Sketch from an Indian Childhood
My grandfather died when I was three and a half years old. I have only a few memories of him but they are clear and intricate visual images. Remembering one’s childhood and the people who lived there (because childhood is an entirely different planet) often takes us to the crossroads of history, cul
Kursk 1943: The Greatest Tank Battle in History
On July 5, 1943, Nazi and Red Army tanks clashed near Kursk, two million men supported by over six thousand tanks met for an epic struggle which became one of the most important military engagements in history. It signaled the end of Nazi military dominance over Soviet forces on the Eastern front.