Female Presidential Candidates

2016 was the first U.S. election in which a woman nearly became president. But women have been legally running for president as far back as 1872.

 

 

 

 

 

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War Animals of WW2

Thousands of lives were saved in WW2 by service animals; one notable group were “para-dogs” who parachuted to Normandy in anticipation of D-Day

 

 

 

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Targeting the Presidents

Many tried to kill Bill Clinton in the 1990s, including former soldiers, white supremacists, and a little-known militant named Osama bin Laden.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Why 11.22.63 Happened

The only president to be assassinated in the last century was JFK. What caused this failure in the Secret Service’s typical protection procedures?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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History on the Net: From Ancient Mesopotamia to the Cold War

History on the Net features articles and podcast episodes on everything from Ancient Near East civilizations to 20th century global warfare. Topics covered include military history, diplomacy, everyday life, biographies, and schematics of fortifications—whether you’re looking for a medieval castle or World War I trench.

We also host the History Unplugged Podcast, the only show that dedicates episodes to both interviewing history experts and answering questions from its audience. First it features long-form interviews with best-selling authors who have written about everything from World War II generals who flew with airmen on bombing raids to presidents who gave their best speeches while drunk. Second, it features a call-in show where you can ask our resident historian (Scott Rank, PhD) absolutely anything (What was it like to be a Turkish sultan with 4 wives and 12 concubines? If you were sent back in time, how would you kill Hitler?).

Check out our article categories below to learn more.

 

Our History Podcast

World War One

World War One

World War Two

World War Two

D-Day

D-Day

The Titanic

The Titanic

The Vikings

The Vikings

The Romans

The Romans

Medieval Life

Medieval Life

The Mongols

The Mongols