History Stories
CATEGORY: Natural Disasters
Discovered: Eerie Outline of Horse That Died at Pompeii
May 14, 2018

It’s the first complete horse to ever be found in the wreckage of Pompeii. Read More

The Deadliest Volcanic Eruption in History
January 16, 2018

It killed 100,000 people in the direct impact. But it led to tens of millions more deaths later. Read More

The Deadliest Earthquake Ever Recorded
September 8, 2017

Estimates say it killed 830,000 people. Read More

Why Hurricane Harvey is Poised to Become America’s Costliest Storm
September 6, 2017

Hurricane Harvey will be more expensive than Hurricane Katrina and Superstorm Sandy combined. Read More

These Photos of History’s Worst Traffic Jams Will Give You Road Rage
August 31, 2017

Bumper-to-bumper roadblocks that left drivers stranded for days. Read More

How America’s Most Powerful Men Caused America’s Deadliest Flood
August 11, 2017

A desire to fish created an epic 1889 flood. Read More

Why Hurricanes and Tropical Storms Were Only Named After Women
August 1, 2017

Personal vendettas played out in the names of hurricanes. Read More

Remembering the Great San Francisco Earthquake of 1906
April 15, 2016

Look back at the deadliest earthquake ever to strike the United States. Read More

The Deadliest Atlantic Hurricane
September 29, 2015

Explore the story of the most destructive Atlantic storm in recorded history, which killed more than 22,000. Read More

Remembering New England’s “Dark Day”
May 19, 2015

How did a mysterious weather phenomenon convince many Americans that the end of days was at hand? Read More