While establishing fast and reliable airmail routes to and across South America, trailblazing aviator Jean Mermoz became a national hero.
The U-boat pens at Lorient, France, are a silent yet striking tribute to every man and woman brave enough to take to sea in a submarine.
Belief that they were fighting a civilized war allowed most combatants to accept parole
Closer look at historical sources sheds doubt on whether infamous Chattanooga confrontation ever occurred
On July 28, 1932, WWI veterans hit by the Depression stormed Washington to collect bonuses promised to them after Congress delayed their disbursement
In 1953, an armed revolt led by Fidel Castro's revolutionary 26th of July Movement and its allies replaced Cuba's military dictatorship with a Communist one
A new biography illuminates Admiral William D. Leahy's role as FDR's chief of staff, adviser, and friend during World War II
Dignified and diminutive Maine Republican disliked communism—but liked 'Tail Gunner Joe's' way of fighting it even less
In Berlin, on August 1, 1936, track star Jesse Owens won a record-breaking four Olympic gold medals, knocking down Hitler's dreams of Aryan victory
In August 1945, the U.S. dropped one of the deadliest weapons—two atomic bombs—on Japanese cities Hiroshima and Nagasaki
On August 12, 1981, IBM revealed its first personal computer, forever changing access to technology in everyday households