Was Stalin really so shocked by the German invasion in 1941 that he went on a three-day bender? Historical sources differ.
How the murder of a little-known German diplomat triggered the climactic episode of the Boxer Rebellion.
In my video series, you can take a look at some of the beautiful places associated with our first five Presidents, including Mount Vernon, Peacefield and Monticello.
In 1904, a pleasure boat cruise turned out to be a horrific nightmare--and spelled virtual extinction for a NYC German-American neighborhood.
Most people have heard of the Voyager space probes--the small unmanned spacecraft that were launched in the late 1970s on twin missions to explore the outer planets of the solar system. In addition to being immortalized in Star Trek: The Motion Picture as the origin of the powerful but misunderstood entity known as "V'Ger," these spacecraft … Continue reading The little spaceship that could: the epic odyssey of Pioneer 10.
This junk piled up in the streets of Paris had a very specific purpose, and affected the course of France's (and Europe's) history.
After 29 years, the identity of the man who stared down a column of tanks in Tiananmen Square is still a mystery.