The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) began on April 4, 1949, creating an alliance promising mutual defense against potential Soviet aggression.
Before the infamous Wannsee conference, Nazis had another meeting during which they planned the mass starvation of millions of Eastern Europeans.
This Central American country was a haven for visitors long before it became a major tourist destination.
The Russian Revolution of 1917 had two parts. The Bolshevik's October Revolution usually gets all of the attention. But what happened in February?
While US sanctions on Iran reinforced the importance of domestic trade and production, Rafsanjani's policies ultimately empowered the middle class.
London's winters used to colder—and a bit more magical, thanks to chilly conditions on the Thames River. "Frost fairs" were popular public celebrations.
A new theory sheds light not only on the fate of the Franks, but on the extent of Dutch resistance to the Nazis.
Read up on some of the fascinating history of the City of Lights before you head off on your next romantic vacation.
Fidel Castro, the Cuban revolutionary and leader who dominated his small island nation's history for half a century, is dead at 90.
The Weimar Republic is famous for failing, but considering its turmoil and crisis, it's surprising how long it actually lasted.