Hedy Lamarr: The Life and Legacy of the Influential Actress and Inventor

During the first half of the 20th century, American crowds developed a fascination with foreign actors whose native accents lent an enhanced air of mystery to their on-screen...

Battle of Hürtgen Forest, The: The History of the Longest Battle Fought in Germany during World War II

While the Battle of the Bulge is the most famous fighting in that theater after D-Day, the Battle of Hürtgen Forest cost American forces almost 60,000 battle casualties, and...

Albert Speer and Germania: The History of Nazi Germany’s Lead Architect and His Plans for a Future German Capital

In 1933, Adolf Hitler and the Nazi Party took absolute control of Germany, and his new regime was known as the Third Reich (Third Empire). The first Germanic empire had been the...

Battle of the Persian Gate, The: The History of the Achaemenid Persian Empire’s Last Stand against Alexander the Great

Over the last 2,000 years, ambitious men have dreamed of forging vast empires and attaining eternal glory in battle, but of all the conquerors who took steps toward such dreams,...

Asian Immigration in the 19th Century: The History and Experiences of Early Asian Immigrants in the United States

One of the most important and memorable events of the United States” westward push across the frontier came with the discovery of gold in the lands that became California in...

Battle of Chosin Reservoir, The: The History of the Chinese Victory that Pushed UN Forces Out of North Korea during the Korean War

The Korean War is often labeled “the forgotten war,” and though it has received renewed attention in recent years, it still pales compared to others in recent history, like...

Battle of Tours, The: The History and Legacy of the Decisive Battle Between the Moors and Franks in France

While the Moors have always been associated with Spain due to their lengthy stay on the Iberian Peninsula, the most famous battle they were involved in was actually fought in...

Building the First Pyramid: The History of the Ancient Egyptian Religious Beliefs and Archaeology Behind Djoser’s Step Pyramid

The pyramids of Egypt are such recognizable symbols of antiquity that for millennia, people have made assumptions about what they are and why they exist, without full...

The History and Legacy of America’s Most Unusual Riots in the Late 19th Century

Riots are an aspect of American history that do not show up much in history textbooks, except for famous disturbances like the Boston Tea Party or the infamous New York City...

SETI: The History and Legacy of the Search for Extraterrestrial Life

Naturally, as technological advances and the creation of flying aircraft became realities, the sighting of UFOs increased, as did the interest in potential contact with aliens....

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