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Mother Nature's Most Deadly Storms

07-07-2016

At just after 1 pm a rolling fog-like cloud appeared, initially causing no alarm until it was appreciated for it was, one of Mother Nature's most deadly phenomena, an F5 tornado, and one that would leave 695 people dead in its wake. More >>

Mount Vesuvius: The Volcano

07-07-2016

While we often think of recent natural disaster events, one of the most famous world disaster events was the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 A.D. Mount Vesuvius sits near the Bay of Naples, only a few miles from the city itself. More >>

The Great Chicago Fire

07-07-2016

In light of the multitude of recent natural disaster incidents, many people have looked back in history to see the results of other major historical disasters. More >>

The Dust Bowl Consumes Farms

07-07-2016

The Dust Bowl was a horrific weather disaster: a weather storm that occurred during the '30s. More >>

What happened at Chernobyl and why?

07-07-2016

Chernobyl was the worst nuclear disaster in history. The Chernobyl nuclear plant was situated the north of what is now Ukraine, and built to a rather archaic (and now discredited) design. More >>

2004 Ocean Earthquake and Tsunami

07-07-2016

The 2004 ocean earthquake and tsunami was as bad a recent natural disaster as there has been in terms of recorded fatalities. More >>

Hindenburg

07-07-2016

The Hindenburg disaster stands out not because of the numbers that died or were injured, but because it was the first time that such a world disaster was captured on film and received a global audience. More >>

Why Titanic Proved a Grave Tragedy

07-07-2016

Many people wonder how such a devastating disaster could occur, and history reveals a number of things that went wrong when the massive ship sunk in April of 1912. More >>

The Rich History of Wine

07-07-2016

Wine has been part of civilization for over 6500 years. Wine seems to prosper in a society that has slowly become a civilized one. More >>

Hot Moments in the History of Pizza

07-07-2016

While there is no doubt about the standing of pizza on the American menu today, it wasn't always so. It took a lot to bring pizza to its current status of mega food. More >>

Discovering The History Of Chocolate

07-07-2016

It took a long time for chocolate to reach the standard candy bar fair it holds today. And it had a long time to reach that standard as well, with evidence of the first chocolate drinks dating back to almost 2000 BC. More >>

The Early Years Of The Train

07-07-2016

Most people conceive of a train as a series of cars that roll along a pair of steel rails, but a close look at the history of trains shows that the earliest trains were "wagonways" that were used in ancient Greece. More >>

Soaring Through The History of the Airplane

07-07-2016

The Wright Brothers' interest in flight began at home, when their father brought home a rubber band powered helicopter. The boys studied the toy and began building replicas. More >>

A Brief History Of Fencing

06-24-2016

The history of fencing can be traced back to its native country of France. Some historians assert that the art of fencing is rooted in ancient civilizations found in Rome and Egypt. More >>

A Brief History Of Surfing

06-24-2016

When Captain James Cook made his third voyage as he and his crew travelled from Tahiti to the Northwestern coastline of North America, he recorded his first encounter with Hawaiians in the late 1770s. More >>

A Brief History of Football

06-17-2016

"Football" before the 19th century referred to any number of ball games played on foot. The rules of these games differed from one another, some allowing the use of hands "running games", others forbidding it "kicking games". More >>

Who Invented Football?

06-17-2016

There is perhaps no man more important than Walter Camp with regard to the early history of American football as we know it. Walter Camp was an all-around athlete, skilled in swimming, running and table tennis with a strong ethic toward physical training. More >>

The First Super Bowl

06-17-2016

Super bowl location history is often fascinating for those individuals interested in super bowl and football trivia. More >>

History of the Pigskin

06-17-2016

The very first balls used in any kind of football gaming were crafted out of pig bladders; these balls were inflated. This is how the term "pigskin" came to refer to the modern day footballs made today. More >>

History of College Football

06-17-2016

Modern day football grew out of a combination of a sport resembling rugby, played at the time in Canada, and an earlier version of soccer. More >>

The Greatest Game Ever Played

06-17-2016

What was the Greatest Game Ever Played? - Many have asked and it took place forty-nine years ago on December 28, "The Greatest Game Ever Played" took place. More >>

A Brief History Of Chess

06-17-2016

The history of chess includes much legend and uncertainty. One such story is that the game originated in a feud between two warring brothers. More >>

A Brief History of Checkers

06-17-2016

Most of us as children assumed that when we played checkers that it was a new fangled game, but this simply is not true! More >>

History of Monopoly®

06-17-2016

Like many games in history, Monopoly® has a colorful one! Most board games start out with a simple idea, and this is the same for Monopoly®. More >>

A Brief History Of Table Tennis

06-17-2016

The history of table tennis reveals that the game parallels the development of the game of tennis which is played on outdoor and indoor courts. Table tennis, sometimes identified as ping-pong, is a game that can be played by two or four players. More >>

A Brief History of Bowling

06-17-2016

The history of bowling is traceable to ancient Egypt. A discovery made in the twentieth century revealed an ancient Egyptian grave that contained, among other objects, bowling pins and a bowling ball. More >>

A Brief History Of Halloween

06-17-2016

Have you ever wondered about the history of Halloween? You may be surprised to find out that Halloween stems from ancient practices, beliefs, and traditions. More >>

Samhain and the Early Years Of Halloween

06-17-2016

The history of Halloween reveals that the earliest years of the holiday are dramatically different from how the holiday is currently celebrated by most people. While there are various subcultures that still celebrate Halloween as the ancients once did, most people only stick to some of the most current traditions associated with the holiday. More >>

Origins Of The Halloween Costume

06-17-2016

Early Halloween costumes were designed to protect the wearers from the dead and were designed to be as gruesome as possible. More >>

Origins Of The Jack O Lantern

06-17-2016

Most people will think of pumpkins with carved faces and lights inside them when they think about Jack O Lanterns, but this is not how this symbol of Halloween began. More >>

A Brief History Of Vampires

06-17-2016

Vampires live on today as one of the most popular legends of entertainment. They have spawned dozens of books, movies and video games. More >>

A Brief History Of Hockey

06-17-2016

The game of Hockey has been around from the time of early civilization. Some of the reports find the earliest origin of the game 4000 years back. More >>

The Origins of the NHL

06-17-2016

The NHL Hockey History actually begins with the NHA's beginning in 1910 based in Canada. The Eastern Canada Hockey Association dated back from 1906 and from the first recognized hockey league called the AHAC (Amateur Hockey Association of Canada). More >>

A Few Surprising Facts In The History Of Hockey

06-17-2016

Examining the early years of hockey allows one to discover some surprising and fun facts about Hockey history. More >>

History of the Hockey Puck

06-17-2016

At first hockey games were played with regular balls. Later, hockey pucks were created that were square. More >>

History of the Motorcycle

06-17-2016

There are many different stories about the history of the motorcycle. Each is typically filtered by the type of motorcycle that is chronicling the history timeline. More >>

History of Harley Davidson® Motorcycles

06-17-2016

No history of the motorcycle would be complete without a look at the Harley Davidson® Motorcycle. Harley Davidson has become a name that is nearly synonymous with the word motorcycle through the history of the motorcycle. More >>

Interesting Facts About Motorcycle History

06-17-2016

Norton® Motorcycles are a British invention founded in Birmingham in 1889, with their start in cycle chains. More >>

A Brief History of Tennis

06-17-2016

The history of tennis dates back several thousand years. The game was first created by European monks to be played for entertainment purposes during religious ceremonies. More >>

History of the Tennis Ball

06-17-2016

Tennis balls used to be filled with dirt from the earth, with sawdust or with sand or chalk materials. More >>

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