Today is the 658th anniversary of the most significant seismic event in the record history of Central Europe. A magnitude 7.0 earthquake decimated the Swiss town of Basel and leveled every church within 30 km.
Photo of astronaut Reid Wiseman taken by fellow ISS crewmember Barry E. Wilmore.
A peek at Manhattan before the skyscrapers (though not before the relentless hustle-bustle).
Seventy-two years ago, a pair of real-life Rosies assemble a bomber at the Douglas Aircraft Company in Long Beach, Calif.
One-hundred years ago, this youngster was likely shouting out headlines related to the Battle of Warsaw or the Boston Braves' victory in the first ever World Series sweep.
Deep in the heart of the Karakum Desert, a burning field of natural gas attracts curious tourists who seek to lay eye on a fire that has been burning continuously since 1971.
The website for the Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary features an terrific interactive exploration of the region's many wrecks.
Needing to sneak into a packed venue for a 1963 concert, the Beatles got in with a little help from their friends: the Birmingham City Police.
A massive occupy movement has shut down commerce in Hong Kong's Central business district as pro-democracy advocates protest for universal suffrage.
La tour Eiffel, the most-visited paid monument in the world, turned 125-years-old this year. Paris' most famous structure was also one of the first major construction projects to have been widely documented via photography.
Hollywood: City of Scandal. For example, Rin-Tin-Tin was apparently robbed of an Oscar in 1929 when the organizers decided they wouldn't be taken seriously if they gave an award to a dog. I guess you could say that the voting results were... fixed.