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History

Christopher Columbus’ religious side was key to his accomplishments

Explorer sought faster route to the Indies because he believed the End Times were coming.

How a circus sideshow led to saving the lives of millions of babies

The unlikely story of how the incubator became the standard of care for premature infants.

Coffee was “Satan’s brew” before Pope Clement VIII baptized it

The fascinating story of how coffee made its way to the West.

Stunner: Dramatic history of a Catholic parish in Civil War

What a film could be made of this historical report!

13 Marvelous Marys throughout history

Take inspiration from these wonderful women who've inspired many.

Looking for an original pet name? Look to the Middle Ages

Hundreds of years ago, Europeans had all kinds of imaginative names for their pets.

Explore this interactive map of Ancient Rome

This map is a great educational tool for students.

Where did the peace symbol come from?

This popular icon has a more complicated meaning that you might have thought.

Video: Watch this crash course on Ancient Rome

A short, humorous, animated history of the rise and fall of the Roman Empire

Irish heatwave reveals the spot where St. Oliver Plunkett’s home once stood

The high temperatures in Ireland continue to uncover the Emerald Isle's history.