Because our history defines our future — All That Is Interesting shares interesting articles, stories, and photographs about history!
Views From The Sidewalk: New York City Street Scenes In 1896
15 snapshots of New York City before Uber, smartphones and hordes of tourists.
Jack-O’-Lanterns: Another Joy Brought To You By Immigrants
The commonplace Halloween object has roots in 17th century Irish folklore — not pumpkins and candy.
The Quran Has More In Common With The Bible Than You Think
From violence toward outsiders to depictions of Jesus, the central texts of Christianity and Islam are both similar and different in ways you wouldn't believe.
What We Loved This Week, Sept. 25 – Oct. 1
Italy's festival for ugly people, footwear of the famous, Paris in 1952, rescued from the Holocaust, and surprising vintage restaurant menus.
21 Inspiring Eleanor Roosevelt Quotes
These stirring Eleanor Roosevelt quotes address everything from democracy to achieving peace to making the most of your time on Earth.
Marcel Pétiot May Be The Most Despicable Serial Killer Ever
Meet the French doctor who promised Jews safe passage from Nazis, only to rob and murder them.
The 4 Most Sinister CIA Programs Ever Conducted
Many of the security dilemmas the U.S. now faces stem from the CIA's actions abroad — here are a handful you should know about.
Inside The Pro-Western Iraq Now All But Forgotten
Rarely seen vintage images from when Iraq was the cosmopolitan darling of the Western world.
The Five Most Bad Ass Women Of The Civil War
From spies to soldiers to doctors, these are the smart, brave, patriotic women of the Civil War that forever changed America.
The Troubling Legacy Of Mikhail Kalashnikov’s Greatest Invention
There's one AK-47 for every 35 people on Earth.