Nine hundred and fifty years ago, Normans sailed across the English Channel, landing on England on September 27, 1066. The Norman Conquest had begun.
The Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev famously pounded his shoe at a United Nations meeting in 1960. Anecdotes of erratic behavior like this are unsettling.
On the little-known hippie youth culture of the USSR.
The First World War witnessed the first major use of chemical warfare, but by the Second World War deterrence seemed to work.
Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, and Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement, are the "High Holy Days" of the Jewish calendar.
Apple's "Think Different" ad campaign cemented Gandhi as an "Inspirational Figure." But scholars argue that his influence on American activism is profound.
Coffee. Everybody's favorite stimulant has many nicknames, and every one of these words has a story to tell. Consider "mocha."
Images of children in wartime, like those from Aleppo, can shock the world. But what happens after that isn't so clear.
In Elizabethan England, strict sumptuary regulations made sure that people dressed according to their rank in life, but many transgressed.
Maroon societies in Jamaica and the rest of the Americas have survived for hundreds of years.