An odd coincidence is revealed about three of the founding fathers and Independence Day.
Jack Craig, a veteran from the Vietnam War of the 23rd Infantry Division, describes his war wounds from a an explosion of a hand grenade.
Earnest M. Phillips, a World War II veteran, recounts the events of the sinking of the USS Northampton after being struck by torpedoes.
Tom Cosentino explains the history of New Jersey wine-making and why the industry suffered following the prohibition.
Gustav Enyedy Jr., a veteran of World War II, describes his orders and the horrors he witnessed when shooting down Nazis.
World War II veteran, Irwin Stovroff, recalls bailing out of his damaged aircraft during a bombing run to destroy bridges in France. Stovroff and his crew were later captured by Nazis and held prisoner.
Thomas S Kidd, author of 'Patrick Henry: First Among Patriots' talks about a conspiracy to remove George Washington from his post as general of the Continental Army during the American Revolution.
Winifred Gallagher, author of "How the Post Office Created America: A History", explains how the Post Office helped establishing America even before the Declaration of Independence.
Greg Jenner, author of the book "A Million Years in a Day: A Curious History of Everyday Life" explores how the most routine details can reveal so much about history.
In ancient times, your Tupperware would have been a symbol of wealth and power, Gary Cross and Robert N. Proctor, authors of 'Packaged Pleasures: How Technology and Marketing Revolutionized Desire', explain, as they elaborate on the evolution of the ways humankind has preserved food.
The Explorer's Club, known for its many famous members, famously claimed to have eaten mammoth meat at a party in 1951. Years later, scientific testing reveals this may not have been true.
Jane Ziegelman, co authors of "A Square Meal: A Culinary History of the Great Depression", talks about the culinary connection between World War I and the great depression.
National Geographic reporter Erik Vance explains what happened to most of the written historical materials of the Maya civilization.
Mitchell Yockelson describes the relationship between Pershing and Patton during World War I and the events of September 26, 1918 at Meuse-Argonne when Patton is shot in battle. Yockelson is the author of 'Forty-Seven Days: How Pershing's Warriors Came of Age to Defeat the German Army in World War I'.
David Lubin, author of 'Grand Illusions: American Art and the First World War', describes visiting World War I graveyards and the sense of triumphant glorification of war that he felt there.