ARTICLES RELATING TO HISTORY

42 secrets you never knew about the Titanic and the people aboard it

2019-09-15 09:06

The Titanic is one of the most famous disasters in history. But the ship still has secrets that you've probably never heard before.

100 years ago, French daredevil flies under Arc de Triomphe

2019-08-07 05:44

Early on a Thursday morning 100 years ago, a French WWI veteran took off on a secret mission that would propel him into the record books: a daredevil flight under the monumental Arc de Triomphe in Paris.

What would happen if Donald and Melania Trump got a divorce?

2019-07-16 18:19

No first couple has divorced while in the White House, but President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump have sparked rumors for years.

Van Wouw sculpture fetches record price

2019-07-03 08:00

Anton van Wouw’s bronze maquette of Paul Kruger was recently sold for over R10 million by auction house Strauss & Co.

The inventor of toilet paper rolls hung them in the 'over' position — and a modern homemaking expert says he was right

2019-06-16 09:12

Should you put your toilet paper roll in the "over" or "under" position? Society's greatest debate has been settled at last.

Are we drawing the right lessons from the past?

2019-04-24 12:21

It's crucial to address the many facets of one's history: to not accept the easy answers, but to take a closer look; to debate our past openly and controversially. Even if that is painful, writes Martin Schäfer.

All the priceless artifacts inside Notre-Dame that firefighters tried to save

2019-04-16 05:56

Here's everything inside Notre-Dame Cathedral that could be lost after the devastating fire on April 15.

42 secrets you never knew about the Titanic and the people aboard it

2019-04-12 17:20

The Titanic is one of the most famous disasters in history. But the ship still has secrets that you've probably never heard before.

Castrol celebrates 120 years of innovation

2019-04-04 09:22

Castrol oil celebrated its 120th anniversary earlier in March. The firm first entered the South African market in 1929 and has established itself as the leading oil company in the country.

15 things you didn't know were invented by women

2019-03-09 18:08

We rounded up inventions by women that you may not know about, from the simple chocolate-chip cookie to the first bulletproof fabric.

 

How 16 of the oldest companies on Earth have been making money for centuries, from guns to beer to shipping

2019-07-24 20:39

The longest-lasting businesses produce food items, alcohol, or even firearms — things people have been interested in for centuries.

WATCH: Today in History

2019-07-13 16:58

Highlights of this day in history: Live Aid concerts held in London and Philadelphia; A French revolutionary is stabbed in his bath; Civil War draft riots erupt in New York; A power blackout hits the Big Apple; Actor Harrison Ford born.

Why your pants have a teeny tiny pocket that's too small to use

2019-07-02 07:14

The tiny pockets on pants haven't been useful for 100 years, but the five-pocket design is still everywhere.

We're celebrating Palesa Mokubung's Mantsho as they make fashion history as the first African label to collaborate with the H&M brand

2019-04-16 14:24

And the collection is all about the strong, confident woman who breaks boundaries.

Food for thought: Master's student tucks into thesis on the iconic gatsby

2019-04-14 13:07

A Cape Town master's student has tucked into the history and significance of one of the city's most popular foods - the gatsby.

An artist spent 3,000 hours colorizing vintage black and white photos of celebrities, and the results are stunning

2019-04-11 20:18

Artist Mario Unger spent thousands of hours adding color to vintage photos of famous people. INSIDER rounded up some of his best work.

Thando Hopa on the cover of Vogue more than celebrates her achievements - and reminds us how other women continue to smash the glass ceiling

2019-04-03 16:27

Model, lawyer and activist Thando Hopa makes South Africa proud as she graces the cover of Vogue Portugal's Africa motherland edition.

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