History


Brief History Of Tourism In The Caribbean

08-07-2016

You might not know it but the Caribbean has been welcoming tourists since the 1770s. In fact the very first hotel to open was the Bath Hotel which was located in Nevis. Many people assume that taking vacations is a relatively recent pastime but this is not the case. More >>

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 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 >>

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 the Summer Olympics

06-17-2016

The Summer Olympic Games are not historically documented until 776 BC, but it is widely accepted that they had been in practice from as early as the 13th century BC. More >>

A Brief History of Winter Olympics

06-17-2016

The history of the Winter Olympics is a shaky one indeed. As early as 1894 when the International Olympic Committee (IOC) was established, ice skating was proposed for the Olympic program. More >>

The Ancient Greek Olympic Games

06-17-2016

The ancient Olympic games were, as they are today, quite a happening. People came from far and wide to participate in the games or watch the athletes. More >>

A Brief History of New Years Celebrations

06-17-2016

As the calendars have changed over the millennia, so has the day on which people celebrate New Years Day. However, the history of the New Years Day is almost as old as the human conception of time itself. More >>

History Of The New Years Resolution

06-17-2016

Would you believe that the history of New Year's resolutions is rooted in a time period that is well over two millennia? More >>

A Brief History of St. Patricks Day

06-17-2016

St. Patrick's Day, March 17th, is an Irish holiday celebrating St. Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland. St. Patrick was born Maewyn Succat of an Italian father and a Scottish mother, sometime around 385 A.D., in Scotland. More >>

A Brief History of Mardi Gras

06-17-2016

Like much of the culture of Louisiana, the modern celebration of Mardi Gras and its manifestation in parties and parades around the United States, particularly in New Orleans, are a direct result of French influence. More >>

A Brief History of July 4th

06-17-2016

Most Americans know at least most of the larger details about how they came to celebrate July 4th as their Independence Day. More >>

A Brief History Of Ground Hog Day

06-17-2016

The holiday known as Ground Hog Day had its beginnings in the state of Pennsylvania and is rooted in German and Pennsylvanian customs. This holiday first occurred during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries in central and southeastern Pennsylvania. More >>

A Brief History Of April Fools Day

06-17-2016

The history of April Fools Day remains unclear today, but some historians and researchers believe that this holiday has its beginnings rooted in sixteenth century France. More >>

A Brief History Of Memorial Day

06-17-2016

On the final Monday in the month of May every year, Americans celebrate the holiday of Memorial Day. This special day was created so that American soldiers who died while serving in the United States military could be honored and remembered. More >>

A Brief History of Valentines Day

06-17-2016

St. Valentines Day is known around the world as a day for lovers. We buy valentine gifts, write love poems, and generally express our affection for our significant others. More >>

5 Surprising Facts About Valentine's Day History

06-17-2016

Some parts of the history of Valentine's Day remain unclear. Although the holiday clearly has Christian roots, there also seems to be a link between the holiday and pagan traditions. In addition, over time the holiday has become one linked to romance, and it has been greatly commercialized. More >>

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