Was Ulysses S. Grant a bad President?

Ulysses S. Grant was undoubtedly a great General and horseman. At the age of 5 he could stand on the back of a horse and was training them by the age of 9.  He served in the Mexican War and afterwards bounced around between jobs. His own brother hired him as a store clerk but [...]


Abraham Lincoln: The Great Emancipator

Abraham Lincoln is one of if not the most popular president of all time. He abolished slavery, lead the country through a civil war, and has left his mark on American History. A few months ago, I brought you the story of Theodore Roosevelt. Now, we take a look at the life of America's 16th [...]

The Bones of Amelia Earhart?

In 1937 American pilot Emilia Earhart and her navigator, Fred Noonan went missing over the Pacific Ocean. Now a scientist is 99% sure the bones that were found belong to Amelia Earhart. In an attempt to fly around the world, Earhart and Noonan had been flying around Papua New Guina and Howland Island. Earhart was [...]


The Confederate States of America (1861 – 1865)

When Abraham Lincoln was elected President in 1860, he probably never thought he would have a civil war on his hands less than a year later. But that is exactly what happened when the southern states of America banded together and founded The Confederate States of America, or The Confederacy as it's better known. The [...]


Who was the real Captain Morgan?

Captain Morgan's Spiced Rum is enjoyed by millions of people around the world and what most people who drink the stuff may not know, is that he was a real person. Sir Henry Morgan is the man who is the inspiration behind the much loved rum and for once, this story is local history for [...]


Chernobyl: Frozen in Time

Almost 32 years ago, disaster struck the town of Chernobyl. Leaving it uninhabitable for any living thing for the next 20,000 years. But what happened at Chernobyl? Why did it happen? and is it safe to go there at all today? We're going to be talking about all these in today's article. What Happened and [...]


Sir Winston Churchill: Hero or Villain?

Welcome to the second instalment of the "Hero or Villain" series. It's been a while since I posted the Richard Nixon: Hero or Villain article, but you seemed to like it, so I thought we would tackle another historical figure that have people divided; Sir Winston Churchill. During Britain's darkest hours in World War II, [...]