The Great Walls of the Benin Kingdom built by the Edo people c.1055, is one of the Seven Wonders of Ancient Africa.
Long before European colonization, Africa had its own forms of trade, science, art, and other measures of civilization.
But the Ottoman Empire, which had both resources and naval capabilities to venture into the New World, did not participate in colonising the Americas...
Idris Alooma was known by the Kanuri title of Mai for a king...
On May 14, 1939, at the age of five years, seven months, and three weeks, Lina Medina became the youngest mother in world history to have ever given birth to a child.
The First World War was a universal war centered in Europe. The War to end all Wars began on July 28, 1914, and lasted until November 11, 1918.
About 200 years ago, Napoleon Bonaparte warned the world about China when he said, “China is a sleeping giant, let her sleep, for when she wakes, she will shake the world.”
Adolf Hitler committed suicide 10 days after his 56th birthday on April 30, 1945...
Everyone thought Evans Monsignac had died in the earthquake, but, 27 days after the deadly tragedy, the man believed to be one of the longest-ever earthquake survivors, was found alive by rescue workers.
In 1977, President Jimmy Carter awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom (the highest civilian award of the United States of America) to Martin Luther King.
We all know of the British Royal Family and how proper their vocabulary is. But...there are some completely normal words they are not allowed to say...
Tsutomu Yamaguchi was in Hiroshima on a business trip when the city was bombed at 8:15 am, August 6, 1945. But he managed to escape with his burnt body to...
On December 17, 1903, Orville and Wilbur, the Wright Brothers, assembled their most ambitious plane, nicknamed the ‘Flyer I,' on the sand on Kitty Hawk...
Thomas Blood was not only pardoned, but he was also given land in Ireland worth £500 a year. The reasons for the king’s pardon and reward remain unknown.
The Ghana Empire was situated in the western Sudan region, present-day Mauritania and Mali; crammed between the north and south of the Empire are the Sahara and the rainforests respectively.
Jabir ibn Hayyan recognised that experiments were important to science and transformed the spiritual practice of alchemy into what would now be known as modern chemistry.
The Six-Day War, also known as the June War or the Third Arab-Israeli War or Naksah, was a brief conflict on June 5–10, 1967, and was the third of the Arab-Israeli wars.
With his abdication, Edward VIII became the first—and so far, the only—British monarch to abdicate the throne voluntarily.
Sultan Moulay Ismail was so protective of his four wives and 500 concubines that any man who just looked at any one of them was punished by death.
John XII preferred battles to Bible study, hunting to holiness, and was a notorious adulterer and liar. The prestige of the papacy was at its lowest ebb.
Patrice Lumumba became Congo's first prime minister just as Belgium, the colonial ruler of the region, was preparing to grant her independence on June 30, 1960.