The most notorious pirates wreaked havoc from China to the Caribbean. Here are 10 fearsome pirates from history.
The George Floyd protests against police brutality and systemic racism follow on the heels of many other significant protests that have changed the course of history.
Donald Trump will place his hand on the Bible and swear an oath to serve the United States. Here's how religion made its way into the ceremony ... and the government.
Nikola Tesla is often called one of history’s most important inventors, one whose discoveries in the field of electricity were way ahead of his time.
Seasonal allergies can be treated with OTC medicines, prescription drugs and natural remedies. Learn which medications address which symptoms.
The Holocaust refers to the Nazi-sponsored murder of the Jewish population of Europe — and other groups — during World War II. The International Holocaust Remembrance Day is April 28.
Carving vegetables into scary faces then lighting them is an odd kind of custom that just must have interesting roots.
It's believed to be easier for righties, who make up the majority of world population, to run in a counterclockwise motion.
Chalkboards, sometimes just pieces of wood painted with black, liquid slate, hit the wall in the early 19th century.
The rockets were glaring red and the bombs were bursting in air as the British relentlessly attacked.
Who would make a better president — a man with more than 30 years of experience in Congress or one with about six?
While the competitors in the Olympics are part of a tradition of sporting excellence, the history of the Olympics is also politically charged, often acting as a showcase for the world's squabbles.
There were 56 signers of the Declaration of Independence in 1776. See an image of the document and full text, and a summary of its global impact.
The Magna Carta, aimed at limiting the power of England's King John, was a seed for later democracy and included the idea of Habeas corpus.
From Cleopatra and Mark Antony to Queen Victoria and Prince Albert, we've gathered the six most tragic romances throughout history.
An Adam's apple — that chunk of bony cartilage that's wrapped around the larynx — is more common than you think.
On 07/07/07, couples ran to wedding chapels, and 08/08/08 was considered especially auspicious by the Chinese. Then Sept. 9, 2009 was heralded for its mathematical symmetry.
Throw Fido in a lake and he'll take to it like, well, a duck to water, but Fluffy the cat will balk at the prospect, right?