A TikToker known as @momillennial_ made a series of controversial claims about Ancient Rome, prompting other TikTok historians to respond.
The White House halls have been decked for the holidays every December since John and Abigail Adams held the first Christmas party in 1800.
The rare mosaic depicts scenes from Homer's "The Iliad" and it was found by the family that owns the land during lockdown last year.
In the movie, a book about Boleyn's life and death is left on Diana's bed before she arrives at the Queen's Sandringham estate.
Amanda Warren and Chinaza Uche talk to Insider about filming the third and final season of "Dickinson" during the pandemic.
Ernie LaPointe told Insider that he hopes the DNA confirmation of his ancestry will help his efforts to relocate Sitting Bull's remains.
Native Americans built vibrant communities in what is now the United States before colonizers arrived.
These royal homes and castles from around the world have spooky histories, from mysterious murders to ghosts that are rumored to roam the halls.
One of the country's most prosperous Black agricultural communities used to live in Dearfield, Colorado. Now, the ghost town is fighting for survival.
You can delete your Google Maps history through your Google account's Settings page, using a computer or the mobile app.
Tata Sons' winning bid for ownership of Air India brings the history of the airline full circle, 89 years after founding the airline.
Since 1901, the Nobel Peace Prize has been awarding global strides in peace-making. The 2021 winners were announced on October 8.
You can delete your Netflix viewing history one title at a time, and stop movies or shows you've watched from affecting your viewing recommendations.
A titanium compound first produced in the 1920s was found in the ink used to draw the map, proving the famous Vinland Map is a hoax.
Princess Diana, Michael Jackson, and Steve Jobs once rode the same elevator in the Carlyle Hotel, and Diana broke the silence with a song.
Before towns like Centralia and Kennecott became ghost towns, they were thriving mining communities with homes, schools, and train stations.
The Airbus A380 superjumbo was supposed to be a game-changing icon, but its end will come in November when the final jet is delivered to Emirates.
These photos show the evolution of New York City's subway system, from the first underground subway in 1904 to the digital displays of the 2000s.
Clive Owen wore prosthetics to portray President Bill Clinton in the FX series "Impeachment: American Crime Story."
Friday the 13th is a famously unlucky date. Even though some people dismiss it, here are 18 horrible events that have happened on this day throughout history.
Italy is hoping the recently excavated site of an ancient diner in Pompeii will draw in summer tourists when it opens on August 12.
Naval warfare expert Evan Wilson rates nine naval warfare scenes in movies and television shows, such as "Pirates of the Caribbean," for realism.
"It's what the ancestors would want us to do," Faith Wilkerson said about her work promoting events and commerce at the 17th Street Market.
Kilberry Castle needs "someone with deep pockets to restore it to its former glory," real-estate agent Tom Stewart-Moore told Insider.
What was once thought to be an 18th-century party house for aristocrats has been discovered to possibly be the 1200-year-old home of a deposed king.
"When you get to five [Olympic games], the motivation is larger than getting to the Olympics or winning a gold medal," Diana Taurasi told Insider.
Barty honored Evonne Goolagong Cawley, Wimbledon's first Indigenous Australian champion, with a scalloped skirt inspired by her 1971 outfit.
In addition to her spelling prowess, 14-year-old Zaila Avant-garde is a jaw-dropping mathlete and once starred in a commercial alongside Steph Curry.
Among the findings of a study from America250, teens cited "non-white history," voting rights, the Civil War, and religion as historical topics they want to learn more about.
Historians say racial unrest could challenge museums to confront America's true history, and that presents opportunity for Black-owned businesses.
"It was Thomas Jefferson that said: 'Facts are stubborn things," Cawthorn said Thursday on the House floor. Those are actually John Adams' words.
One man had been protesting a Confederate monument in his Texas town since the 1990s. In 2020, it was finally brought down.
"There was a concerted effort to absolutely bury and suppress this history," an expert on the 1921 race riot that destroyed "Black Wall Street" said.
Alicia (Naomi Ackie) teases the story behind Williams' 1898 arrest in the season three premiere of Netflix's "Master of None."
The occasion marked the first time in US history that the Speaker of the House and president of the Senate were both women.
4/20 started with five marijuana-smoking friends in California in 1970s, with a little help from the Grateful Dead.
With major blows to Egypt's tourism industry in the 21st century, papyrus makers are struggling to keep their ancient tradition afloat.
Prehistoric cave dwellers living in Europe believed the caves were a portal connecting their world with the underworld.
Only 18% of Wikipedia's biographies are about women. Volunteers from the 'Women in Red' project are on a mission to change that.
The president's political and personal history has been interwoven with the US rail system Amtrak, earning him the nickname "Amtrak Joe."
The German branch of Coca-Cola created Fanta during World War II due to trade embargoes with the US that prevented the import of Coke supplies.
The photos, taken in 1850 and used at the time to promote slavery, are believed to be the earliest known photos of enslaved people in the US.
San Francisco's school board used inaccurate history to rename schools that haven't even been open in a year.
Pundits keep saying that history will repudiate Donald Trump. But that can’t be guaranteed. American history often leaves out ugly truths and sanitizes the powerful. If we want history to say something, we need to fight for it in the present. This is an opinion column. The thoughts expressed are […]
Pundits keep saying that history will vindicate Republicans like Mitt Romney, but history has shown us that the good guys don't always get their say.
Earth’s magnetic poles flipped 42,000 years ago, which may have triggered a global climate crisis, a new study found. The resulting changes in temperatures and radiation levels may have killed off many large mammals. The event may have ultimately contributed to the extinction of Neanderthals. Visit the Business section of […]
According to a new study, Earth's magnetic poles flipped 42,000 years ago, triggering dramatic changes in temperatures and radiation levels.
Sarah Thomas made history as the first woman in NFL history to officiate a Super Bowl. Before she began her football officiating journey, Thomas played in a men’s basketball league. In an interview on NBC’s “TODAY,”Thomas said that a pastor pushed her out of a church league. Visit Insider’s homepage […]
The 2022 Frontier is Nissan’s brand-new, third-generation Frontier midsize pickup. Nissan has been making pickups for the US market since 1959 when it was still called Datsun. The first Frontier debuted in 1997. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. On Thursday, Nissan unveiled the brand-new, third-generation Frontier […]
Throughout history, there are Black LGBTQ figures you should know. James Baldwin, Alvin Ailey, and Audre Lorde were influential artists and writers. Today, Laverne Cox, RuPaul, Janet Mock, and Lori Lightfoot are important figures. Visit Insider’s homepage for more stories. History books often leave out the vital roles Black LGBTQ […]
The 1776 Commission report touted by Trump includes seemingly copy-pasted material. The Commission aimed to rebut what its authors claim is liberal bias in history teaching. The report has been attacked for its ideological bias and lack of academic rigour. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. Sections of a […]
A photographer named Saul Loeb captured an image of a man carrying a large Confederate battle flag during the pro-Trump riot inside the US Capitol on Wednesday. Though the Confederate battle flag originated during the US Civil War, it never entered the Capitol during that time. Behind the man in […]
Warning: Spoilers ahead for Netflix’s “The Queen’s Gambit.” “The Queen’s Gambit” has inspired a surge of interest in chess around the globe and draws parallels to real life. The final episode of the hit series shows fictional chess prodigy Beth Harmon (Anya Taylor-Joy) facing off against her Soviet rival in […]
The year 2021 marks 100 years since we were gifted Cheez-It snacks and Wonder Bread. It’s also been 100 years since the word “robot” was first coined. Visit Insider’s homepage for more stories. It’s hard to believe, but Americans have been eating Wonder Bread for nearly 100 years. In fact, […]
Former President Donald Trump has been among the most controversial occupants of the White House in US history. Trump’s one-term presidency will have an enduring impact on the US. Looking at the numbers surrounding Trump’s tenure provides important context and perspective. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. Former President […]
December 16 was the deadliest day of the US’s COVID-19 epidemic so far, with 3,448 deaths reported. That also makes it the day with the most American deaths from a single catastrophe since at least 1920. Of the 20 days with the most fatalities from a catastrophe in the past […]
In March 1988, Prince Charles was involved in a fatal avalanche accident at a Swiss ski resort. The accident has come back into focus as a storyline in season four, episode 9 of Netflix’s hit series “The Crown,” released November 15. The avalanche and death of Major Hugh Lindsay marked […]
When Princess Diana visited New York City, she often stayed at the Carlyle Hotel. The New York Times’ nicknamed the Carlyle Hotel the “Palace of Secrets” for the privacy it affords its high-profile guests. Princess Diana, Michael Jackson, and Steve Jobs once rode the elevator together, according to the 2018 […]
Modern cereal owes its existence to a bitter rivalry between John Harvey Kellogg and his younger brother Will Kellogg, who founded the iconic Kellogg’s food brand. John Harvey was a renowned doctor in the late 19th century who ran the Battle Creek Sanitarium, a medical facility in Michigan where presidents […]
Season four of “The Crown” delves into the love triangle of Princess Diana (Emma Corrin), Prince Charles (Josh O’Connor), and Camilla Parker Bowles (Emerald Fennell). Hugo Vickers, a royal historian who wrote “The Crown Dissected: An Analysis of the Netflix Series The Crown,” told Insider what’s fact and fiction in […]
The well-preserved remains of two men have been discovered in the Roman city of Pompeii, near Naples. The two bodies were killed in the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD which covered the ancient city in volcanic ash and froze it in time. The bodies are thought to be […]
Vaccine research and development has improved massively throughout history. Nearly 200 years passed between the creation of the first successful vaccine and the eventual eradication of smallpox. The influenza virus was isolated in a lab in 1933, and the first flu vaccine wasn’t licensed until 1945. Coronavirus vaccine research began […]
A castle in France called the Château de Verteuil is on the market with a $US3.3 million asking price, per the Paris-based real-estate agency Patrice Besse. The castle dates back to the 11th century and survived both the Hundred Years’ War and the French Revolution. Home to the same French […]
Award-winning architect Jean Nouvel has revealed designs for a hotel sculpted from ancient sandstone rock formations in Saudi Arabia. The design is inspired by the building techniques of the Nabateans, whose capital city Petra is one of the seven wonders of the world. New renderings show a sleek glass elevator, […]
Thomas E. Ricks is a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, military history columnist for The New York Times Book Review, and a visiting fellow for the history department at Bowdoin College. The following is an excerpt from his book, “First Principles: What America’s Founders Learned from the Greeks and Romans and How […]
Numerous movies have told presidents’ stories, but some actors look the part more than others. Paul Giamatti’s gave an intense portrayal of John Quincy Adams, but he didn’t look much like him. Daniel Day-Lewis shared a striking resemblance to President Lincoln in the 2012 film “Lincoln.” Visit Insider’s homepage for […]
Ever since the US was founded in 1776, its leaders have been breaking records. President Donald Trump is the oldest president to be elected. Whether Trump or Joe Biden win this year’s election, they will break that record. At 43, John F. Kennedy was the youngest elected president, yet Theodore […]
Some presidents like John F. Kennedy were born to wealthy families with large estates. Others came from working-class families who lived in small cabins or on farms. President Abraham Lincoln was born and raised in a one-bedroom log cabin on the Kentucky frontier. Visit Insider’s homepage for more stories. While […]
Fort Totten Park is in Queens, New York. It stations military groups and city agencies, and it gives the public space to get outside. Located on a peninsula in Queens’ Bayside neighbourhood, the park is named after the Civil War-era fort that is tucked away behind the visitor’s centre. Visitors […]
Bodmin Jail, said to be one of Britain’s ‘most haunted‘ buildings, has been transformed from a derelict 18th-century prison into a four-star hotel. Located in Cornwall, the jail was the site of 55 executions between 1779 and 1927 and later fell into ruin. After five years of renovations, the Bodmin […]
The painting “Winter” by American impressionist Gari Melchers was returned to the heirs of the Mosse family, whose Berlin home was looted by Nazis when they fled the country in 1933. The Mosse family, who owned a newspaper in Berlin, had been harsh critics of Adolf Hitler’s rise to power. […]
Rafael Nadal won his record 13th French Open title on Sunday, giving the 34 year old the 20th Grand Slam victory of his career. With the win, the Spainiard tied Roger Federer for the most Grand Slam championships in men’s tennis history. Federer penned a sweet tribute to his longtime […]
The 1970s saw social progress, activism, political upheaval, and a new kind of pop culture. Disco was hot, and stars like Sonny Bono, Cher, and the casts of “Charlie’s Angels” and “The Partridge Family” dominated television screens nationwide. Notable figures like Mother Teresa, Margaret Thatcher, and Steve Jobs all reached […]
Nearly a century ago, Paris was largely similar to the city we know today, but vintage photos also show some stark differences. In the 1920s, landmarks like the Eiffel Tower, the Arc de Triomphe, the Louvre, and the Champs-Elysées were all just as popular as they are today. However, photos […]
Yachts have long been associated with both Hollywood royalty and actual royalty. Actress Elizabeth Taylor owned a yacht named Kalizma, which her husband Richard Burton bought for her in 1967, according to the yacht’s website. The British royal family used to take vacations on the Royal Yacht Britannia, before the […]
“Saturday Night Live” premiered on October 11, 1975. The very first host was George Carlin. Season 46 is set to premiere on October 3, 2020, hosted by Chris Rock. The first cast, to many people, remains the best of all time. Visit Insider’s homepage for more stories. “Saturday Night Live” […]
Throughout Hollywood history, there has been no shortage of iconic red carpet looks. We’ve picked the most memorable dress (or pantsuit, set, or outfit) from every year since 1960. Many will never forget Cher’s ab-baring black outfit and headpiece at the 1986 Oscars. Visit Insider’s homepage for more stories. Celebrities […]
We’ve chosen the most popular band from every year since 1960. This was determined by a variety of factors, including Billboard chart success, cultural impact, and Grammy nominations. The biggest band of 2020 is none other than K-pop sensations BTS, who just had their first No. 1 song in the […]
Travellers can now rent out one of the few remaining castles from Japan’s Edo period for a day and night. Restored in 2004 and located on a hilltop in western Japan’s Ehime prefecture, Ozu Castle looks much the same as it did 400 years ago when it was occupied by […]
On August 18, 1920, Tennessee became the 36th and final state to ratify the 19th amendment, granting 27 million women across the US the right to vote. For six weeks leading up to that day, suffragists and anti-suffragists campaigned for the votes of state congressman in the halls of Nashville’s […]
On Thursday, FAT Brands announced it would purchase retro-diner chain Johnny Rockets for $US25 million. FAT Brands CEO Andy Wiederhorn spoke to Business Insider about why the company chose to make the purchase during the pandemic, and what FAT plans to do with Johnny Rockets. Take a look at the […]
Tripadvisor has identified the top off-the-radar destinations travellers are hoping to visit post-pandemic as part its 2020 Travellers’ Choice Awards. Compiled based on traveller reviews and the amount of travellers who “saved” each destination for future reference, the list highlights destinations across the globe. From a resort town on the […]
Mads Madsen is a Danish artist who colorizes black-and-white photos for a living. Madsen brings history to life by featuring a plethora of political figures and celebrities in his work. Madsen has colorized photos of Marilyn Monroe, Abraham Lincoln, Albert Einstein, and Malcolm X, among many more. “I can connect […]
Facebook just signed a lease to take all of the office space in the Farley Building in New York City. The building is the main USPS hub in New York City, built in 1912. The Farley Building has been renovated before, and offices and new train halls are the latest […]
The Oreo was created out of a sibling rivalry between two brothers, Jacob and Joseph Loose, who ran competing bakery companies at the turn of the 20th century. Jacob’s company first invented the Hydrox cookie, which has the well-known chocolate cookies and vanilla creme filling. The Oreo was created as […]
Between countless executions and still-unsolved deaths, some royal residences around the world house dark histories. Buckingham Palace is reportedly haunted by two ghosts. The Tower of London may no longer be an official royal residence but is nevertheless remembered as the site of multiple beheadings and the murders of members […]
Jackie Kennedy was one of the most influential fashion icons of her era. She popularised some of the most recognisable trends of the ’60s and ’70s, including pillbox hats, tailored coats, and strapless gowns. Hamish Bowles, the European editor-at-large for Vogue, said that she set the standard for how “an […]
The filmmaker and writer Clara Aranovich altered American propaganda posters from World War I to include calls for people to wear face masks. Her idea came after the number of US coronavirus deaths surpassed that of Americans who died in service during World War I. She added images of face […]
You’ll be surprised to learn some of the jobs presidents had before they became commander-in-chief. Abraham Lincoln was a postmaster in New Salem, Illinois. John F. Kennedy was a journalist and reported on the end of World War II. Visit Insider’s homepage for more stories. Though many presidents of the […]
Small towns all over the world can be just as interesting as major cities. Sviyazhsk, Russia; St. Michaels, Maryland; and Positano, Italy, all offer residents and travellers picturesque landscapes on the water. Barichara, Colombia; Banff in Alberta, Canada; and Karuizawa, Japan, all have sweeping views of mountainous landscapes. Visit Insider’s […]
Small towns in the United States have mixed histories. While some small towns have grown over the past century, others have become ghost towns. Up until the 1930s, horse-drawn carriages and automobiles could still be seen on the same streets. Schools and banks in some small towns were just a […]
In 1952, the British government built the Kelvedon Hatch Secret Nuclear Bunker on the Parish family’s property. A cottage was built to hide the entrance to the bunker, which is 100 feet below the ground. In recent years, the family has opened the bunker to visitors. Visit Insider’s home page […]
For many Americans, the Fourth of July is a day of vacation and a time to picnic and barbecue with family and friends – but many people don’t know the facts behind some of the Fourth’s biggest traditions. Independence Day should actually be celebrated on July 2, not July 4. […]
Movies that were released in the ’60s and ’70s defined the boomer generation. Some of the best films in history, like “The Graduate,” “The Godfather,” and “2001: A Space Odyssey,” left lasting impressions on the generation. Films like “Easy Rider,” “Close Encounters of the Third Kind,” and “Saturday Night Fever” […]
Rum Orphanage is located on Büyükada, an island in the Sea of Marmara, near Istanbul, Turkey. The orphanage operated from 1903 until 1964. The building was abandoned until 2012, when it was announced that it would be restored and turned into an environmental institute. The building is believed to be […]
Independence Day has been a federal holiday in the United States since 1941, but its history goes back to the 18th century. On July 4, 1776, the Continental Congress adopted the Declaration of Independence, a document stating that the 13 colonies would no longer be tied to Britain. The Fourth […]
Some airports around the world have become abandoned due to financial woes, such as Ciudad Real Central Airport in Spain. Others, like Sukhumi Babushara Airport in Abkhazia, have been damaged in conflict. The vacant, dilapidated spaces are occasionally used as movie sets or for scrap metal. Visit Insider’s homepage for […]
In 2015, a study from the National Museum of African American History and Culture and Oberg Research found that only 8% or 9% of class time in US schools is devoted to Black history. African American history is grossly underrepresented in the US, and the information that is taught is […]
June 19, or Juneteenth, is the anniversary of when US Maj. Gen. Gordon Granger, in 1865, ordered that enslaved people in Texas were free. The original military order was located on Thursday at The National Archives in Washington, DC. The document, in ornate handwriting, is just two paragraphs long but […]
Some towns have been abandoned and flooded in order to create reservoirs or lakes, such as the The Lost Villages of Ontario in Canada. Other ancient cities ended up underwater due to earthquakes, like the Egyptian city of Thonis-Heracleion dating back thousands of years. Visit Insider’s homepage for more stories. […]
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