General John Buford was the first Union commander engaged at Gettysburg. His contributions to the battle were invaluable, but he did not live long after it.
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 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.
After 29 years, the identity of the man who stared down a column of tanks in Tiananmen Square is still a mystery.
On June 1, 1943, the Nazis shot down an unarmed airliner with a famous actor on board. Was he the target, or was there another story?