History Articles

The history of ice cream is a messy one. Many nations claim to have invented it, just as various... read more
 At 5:12 A.M. on Wednesday, April 18, 1906, an earthquake woke up residents of San Francisco and... read more
We searched for some of the most obscure contests held throughout North America. Bored at a family... read more
Samuel Langhorne Clemens, aka Mark Twain, provided us with endless entertainment through numerous... read more
Though Father’s Day wasn’t made a national holiday until 1972, the efforts of one woman in... read more
In our Dublin, New Hampshire, office hangs a reproduction of a painting by Norman Rockwell... read more
No more logic supports seven days than, say eight or five, yet the seven-day week has resisted any... read more
Ever wonder why June is the month of weddings, how Groundhog Day got started, or why we hold... read more
The days of the week were named by the Romans with the Latin words for the Sun, the Moon, and the... read more
What is the origin of the calendar months' names? Read on. JANUARY Named for the Roman god Janus... read more
Alaska's “Good Friday” Earthquake At 10:36 p.m., March 27, 1964 one hour and ten minutes after... read more