History of Western civilization
Western civilization traces its roots back to European and Mediterranean linked to the former Western Roman Empire and with Medieval Western Christendom who emerged from feudalism to experience such t...
Aug 23,-Happy 25th Birthday To The World Wide Web
On this day in history: On August 23, 1991, new users for the first time were able to access the World Wide Web. The occasion is known as Internaut Day.
The Opposite Of Brexit: African Union Launches An All-Africa Passport
On June 13, two weeks before the United Kingdom voted to leave the European Union, the African Union announced a new “single African passport.” The lead-up discussion was much like the original debate...
Nestle Admits To Slave Labor, May Prompt Other Companies To Come Clean
Nestle's admission that slave labour is used to produce its seafood sourced from Thailand sets an example for other companies who need to join forces to push the Thai government to clean up its supply...
Bet You Didn't Know Some Of These? 25 Interesting Facts From WWII
More US servicemen died in the Air Corps that the Marine Corps. While completing the required 30 missions, your chance of being killed was 71%. Not that bombers were helpless. A B-17 carried 4 tons of...
History - Adolf Eichmann Kidnapping In Argentina
Richard Cavendish describes how Adolf Eichmann was captured in Argentina on May 11th, 1960. It was Eichmann who inspired Hannah Arendt's phrase ‘the banality of evil’. A career civil servant in Nazi G...
This Illegal 4,000-Step 'Stairway To Heaven' Is Pure Insanity
These are called the Haʻikū Stairs, also known as the (Stairway to Heaven), and it’s said to be one of the most incredible views in the entire world. Good things never come easy, and this view certain...
Man The Nazis Could Not Kill: A Giant With A Volcanic Temper, He Shot 102 Germans. The Only Man To Be Awarded The VC On D-Day
During the early hours of June 6, 1944 – D-Day – lines of scared young soldiers waited in the dark for the order to board the landing craft that would take them into battle on the beaches of northern ...
WWII Aircraft Carrier Is Found 'Amazingly Intact' On Ocean Floor Near San Francisco
It fought in World War II and was used in two atomic bomb tests. Now, 64 years after it was scuttled, the USS Independence has been located by an undersea survey team led by NOAA and the U.S. Navy. A ...
Former Auschwitz Death Camp Guard Oskar Gröning To Go On Trial
A 93-year-old man who was assigned to confiscate the luggage of prisoners arriving at Auschwitz concentration camp in his capacity as an SS guard is to go on trial in Germany on Tuesday, charged with ...
Key Moments in the Crusades: An Interactive Map
Though they began over 900 years ago, the Crusades remain one of the most dynamic areas of historical inquiry. Such is the breadth of the events that are referenced by the word 'crusade', it's difficu...
Millions in WWII silver reclaimed from deep ocean
It took more than seven decades, but England finally got its delivery of tons of silver coins. For most of those years, the money was deep at the bottom of the Atlantic, the monetary casualty of a cru...
Meet the Muslims who sacrificed themselves to save Jews and fight Nazis in World War II
Given recent history, it's a story that deserves retelling. Noor Inayat Khan led a very unusual life. She was born in 1914 to an Indian Sufi mystic of noble lineage and an American half-sister of Perr...
9 Things You May Not Know About Franklin D. Roosevelt
In late March 1945, President Franklin D. Roosevelt traveled to his favorite retreat in Warm Springs, Georgia, in an attempt to regain his failing health. At first, the rest appeared to be doing him a...
Lt. Col. Robert Hite of 'Doolittle Tokyo Raiders' dead at 95
"Today he decided to go home and be with his wife," Wallace Hite said. Hite was among 80 men aboard 16 B-25 bombers whose mission was to strike Japan in April 1942. While the attack inflicted only sca...
Muslim conquests
According to traditional accounts, the Muslim conquests (Arabic: الغزوات‎, al-Ġazawāt or Arabic: الفتوحات الإسلامية‎, al-Futūḥāt al-Islāmiyya) also referred to as the Islamic conq...
Christendom
Christendom has several meanings. In a cultural sense, it refers to the religion itself, or to the worldwide community of Christians, adherents of Christianity. In its historical sense, the term usual...
Crusades
The Crusades were military campaigns sanctioned by the Latin Roman Catholic Church during the High Middle Ages and Late Middle Ages. In 1095, Pope Urban II proclaimed the First Crusade with the stated...
Colonial empire
The Colonial empires began with a race of exploration between the then most advanced maritime powers, Portugal and Spain, in the 15th century. The initial impulse behind these dispersed maritime empir...
Great Divergence
The Great Divergence, a term coined by Samuel Huntington (also known as the European miracle, a term coined by Eric Jones in 1981), referring to the process by which the Western world (i.e. Western Eu...
European miracle
The Great Divergence, a term coined by Samuel Huntington (also known as the European miracle, a term coined by Eric Jones in 1981), referring to the process by which the Western world (i.e. Western Eu...
History of Australia (1788-1850)
The history of Australia from 1788–1850 covers the early colonial period of Australia's history, from the arrival of the First Fleet of British ships at Sydney to establish the penal colony of New Sou...
Decline of the Ottoman Empire
During the period of decline and modernization of the Ottoman Empire (1828–1908), the empire faced challenges in defending itself against foreign invasion and occupation. The empire ceased to enter co...
Interwar period
In the context of the history of the twentieth century, the terms interwar period and interbellum (Latin: inter-, "between" + bellum, "war") nearly always refer to the period between the end of World ...
World War II
World War II (WWII or WW2), also known as the Second World War (after the recent Great War), was a global war that lasted from 1939 to 1945, though related conflicts began earlier. It involved th...
Pacific War
The Pacific War, sometimes called the Asia-Pacific War, was the theatre of World War II which was fought in the Pacific and East Asia. It was fought over a vast area which included the Pacific Ocean a...
Generation X
Generation X, commonly abbreviated to Gen X, is the generation born after the Western Post–World War II baby boom. Demographers, historians, and commentators use beginning birth dates ranging from the...
Millennial Generation
Millennials (also known as the Millennial Generation or Generation Y) are the demographic cohort following Generation X. There are no precise dates when the generation starts and ends. Researchers and...
Generation Z
Generation Z refers to the cohort of people born after the Millennial Generation. There is no agreement on the name or exact range of birth dates. Some sources start this generation at the mid or late...