- Abraham Lincoln, who had declared "Government cannot
endure permanently half slave, half free..." is elected president, the
first Republican, receiving 180 of 303 possible electoral votes and 40 percent
of the popular vote.
The shortest war, The Anglo-Zanzibar war (1896) on record lasted for 38 minutes.
Saddam Hussein was given the key to the city of Detroit.
In Ancient Egypt people used stones as pillows.
The Romans used human urine as mouthwash.
Japan invaded Alas...
It turns out our teachers, Hollywood and whoever we got our Thanksgiving mythology from (Big Turkey?) all made America's origin story far more boring than it actually was for some very disturbing reasons.
In our latest infographic, Credit Sesame takes a look at the history of high-value currency in the United States. Find out the printing history on the $500, $1,000, $5,000, $10,000 and even the $100,000 dollar bill!
sometimes defined as "the art of the general"
while Webster defines it as "the science and and art of conducting a military campaign
in its large-scale and long-term aspects." It is distinguished from
Tactics primarily in...
Spanning a period of four years, the American Civil War was also known as the 'War for the Union', the 'War of the Rebellion' and the 'Brothers' War'. Continue reading for some interesting facts about it...
Ever since the election of Barack Obama, some politicians -- aka, launching a sequel to the Civil War. But even before that, one got the sense that the war was a wound that never healed -- America has seen , for instance.
There have been many civilizations in the history of the world, from China to Zimbabwe, From Britain to Columbia. Here is a list of the most terrifying civilizations from bad to worst. Due to the numerous civilizations in the course of human history...
The Vietnam Veterans
Memorial Wall USA website is dedicated to honoring those who died in
the Vietnam War. Since it first went on line in 1996 it has evolved
into something more. It is now also a place of healing ...