This collection comprises 61 black-and-white photographs taken and printed by Civil War-era photographer George N. Barnard. Barnard held the post of official photographer for the United States Army, Division of the Mississippi, and traveled with Gen....
merica went to war against Spain to free Cuba from Spanish domination. But the war provided the United States an opportunity to seize overseas possessions and begin building an American empire. After ousting Spain from Cuba, the United States seized ...
- 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!