World History

The Ford Escort RS Turbo Series 1.

Diana's Car Auctioned As 25th Anniversary Of Her Death Nears

Diana drove the black Ford Escort RS Turbo from 1985 to 1988.

 | By Associated Press

Students perform the traditional Filipino cultural dance Tinikling

Georgia Tech Students Put A Spotlight On Traditional Philippine Dance

At Georgia Tech, a group of students are putting a modern spin on the traditional Philippine folk dance known as Tinikling.

 | By Cat Sandoval

Navajo Code Talkers

Behind The Lens: The Journey Documenting Navajo Code Talkers

Japanese photographer Kenji Kawano is working on a project nearly 5 decades in the making: preserving the legacy of Navajo Nation Code Talkers.

 | By Meg Hilling

A view of the stern of the wreck of Endurance

Endurance: Explorer Shackleton's Ship Found After A Century

In 1914, Sir Ernest Shackleton set out on a British expedition to cross Antarctica. But in 1915, the ship got stuck and the crew abandoned it.

 | By Clayton Sandell and Associated Press

Family photos

80th Anniversary Of Japanese Internment Camps In The U.S.

Saturday, Jan. 19 marks the 80th anniversary of Pres. Roosevelt's executive order that authorized placement of 122,000 Japanese-Americans in camps.

 | By Cat Sandoval

Queen Elizabeth II of England

Britain's Monarchy, Explained

Why does the U.K. still have a monarchy?

 | By Newsy Staff

Protesters march in France to denounce a COVID health pass needed to access restaurants and other services.

In France, Anti-Vax Fury, Politics Make Public Service Risky

As France faces election season, fury among opponents of COVID vaccines increasingly bubbles over into violence directed at elected representatives.

 | By Associated Press

Volunteers load a truck.

Inside The Effort To Welcome Afghan Refugees

The Biden administration tapped nine social services agencies to help Afghan refugees transition to life in the U.S.

 | By Scripps

A photo of a dog.

American Woman Rushes To Evacuate Staff, Animals From Shelter In Kabul

Charlotte Maxwell-Jones started a veterinary clinic and animal rescue in Kabul.

 | By Kabul Small Animal Rescue

Martin Adler, a 97-year-old retired American soldier, embraces two Italians whom he saved as children during WWII.

WWII Veteran Reunited With Italian Children He Saved In 1944

97-year-old retired American soldier Martin Adler met the three siblings in person for the first time since the war.

 | By Associated Press

View of a tomb located east of Pompeii's urban center.

Well-Preserved Skeletal Remains Provide Evidence Of Greek In Pompeii

Experts say an inscription of the tomb is the first evidence that Greek, the language of culture in the Mediterranean, was used alongside Latin.

 | By Associated Press

Japan's Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga offers a wreath in front of the cenotaph dedicated to the victims of the atomic bombing

Hiroshima Marks 76th Anniversary Of U.S. Atomic Bombing

The government began to medically support certified survivors in 1968 after more than 20 years of effort by the survivors.

 | By Associated Press

Artist sits by her work.

KMGH: Holocaust Survivor Inspires Others Through Art

The 97-year-old artist's work is available in a Boulder, Colorado, art gallery.

 | By KMGH

Soviet war veteran David Dushman at 92 years old

Last Auschwitz Liberator Dies At 98 Years Old

David Dushman was 98 years old.

 | By Katherine Biek

U.S. Marines in Afghanistan

U.S. Military Pullout From Afghanistan Beginning After Nearly 20 Years

After nearly 20 years, President Joe Biden says the U.S. military is exiting Afghanistan.

 | By Meg Hilling

Lily Ebert

97-Year-Old Reflects On Surviving The Holocaust And COVID-19

97-year-old Lily Ebert spoke to Newsy about the importance of Holocaust Memorial Day and her recent recovery from COVID.

 | By Kristy Schantz and Luke Hanrahan

A group of children at Auschwitz in 1945

Germany Plans To Pay 240,000 Holocaust Survivors $662M

Payments will be made over the next two years to Holocaust survivors struggling with the burdens of the coronavirus pandemic.

 | By Matt Simon

On Aug. 6, 1945 the first atomic bomb is dropped on Hiroshima, Japan.

75 Years After A-Bomb Dropped in Japan, Survivors Still Suffer

A-bomb survivors in Japan now in their 80's and 90's are prone to solid cancers like breast and lung cancers.

 | By Cat Sandoval

Statue of Robert E. Lee in Richmond, Virginia

Knocking Down Statues Is About Way More Than The American Confederacy

Protesters are tearing down statues around the world. It's a global reckoning with the White supremacist past that built the world we know.

 | By James Packard

The Armenian genocide memorial complex

Senate Passes Resolution To Officially Recognize The Armenian Genocide

In October, the House voted 405-11 in favor of recognizing the Ottoman Turk-led genocide that killed 1.5 million Armenians in the 20th century.

 | By Antoinette Miller

Cannabis plants in field

New Evidence Shows People Have Been Smoking Cannabis For Millennia

A new study in the journal Science Advances points to evidence on the origins of cannabis smoking in the first millennium B.C.

 | By Cristina Mutchler

Some of the artifacts saved from the Notre Dame Cathedral Fire

What Happened To The Artifacts Inside Notre Dame?

While many artifacts escaped fire damage, officials say some appear to have suffered water damage.

 | By Caitlin Baldwin

Surgeons

Here's Who Paved The Way For Women In Medicine

While female physicians have been far from center stage in the past, some of medicine's biggest history-makers were women.

 | By Chance Seales