Mercy Dogs of the Great War 0 (0)

From The History Guy. Dogs have accompanied men into war probably for most of human history, but WWI was the first war where they were used in an official and broad capacity to find the wounded. Mercy dogs, also known as casualty dogs, or ambulance dogs, served on all sides of WWI, and saved thousands…

Bugles in Military History 0 (0)

From The History Guy. One of the items from the History guy set that has gotten the most attention for viewers is the bugle, which hangs on the wall. This bugle in b-flat brings to mind the interesting history of the instrument and how bugles have been used on the battlefield. Their origins are ancient,…

The Great Sicily Earthquake of 1693 0 (0)

From The History Guy. The Sicily earthquake of 1693 was the most powerful in recorded Italian history, and was so devastating that it changed the nature of architecture throughout the region. It is history that deserves to be remembered. This is original content based on research by The History Guy. Images in the Public Domain…

The Extraordinary Voyage of the USS Marblehead 0 (0)

From The History Guy. By May 1942, nearly half of the forty surface ships of the U.S. Asiatic fleet would be sunk, including the fleet’s largest vessel, the heavy cruiser USS Houston. But the improbable survival of one of the fleet’s vessels, the light cruiser USS Marblehead, is the stuff of legend. The extraordinary voyage…

Last Stand of the Inca Empire 0 (0)

From The History Guy. The most successful of the Inca resistance leaders was the Spanish installed emperor, Manco Inca, who rebelled in 1535 and briefly threatened the Spaniard’s hold on the Empire. The last stand of the Inca Empire is history that deserves to be remembered. This is original content based on research by The…

January 1 and the New Year 0 (0)

From The History Guy. In a sense, every day could be seen as the beginning of the new year, in that every day occurs about 365 days after the same day the previous year. So how did we come to adopt January 1st as the beginning of the year? This is original content based on…

The Great Paris Moustache Strike of 1907 0 (0)

From The History Guy. In 1907, class friction in France was coming to a boil. In defiance of the strict rules being placed on them from their employers and high-class Parisians, men across Paris were walking off the job, determined not to be humiliated any longer. A great strike had begun, and the working class…

Christmas Trees: A Forgotten History 0 (0)

From The History Guy. The history of the Christmas tree is rather interesting, being both surprisingly ancient, and surprisingly new, with a host of different traditions, and many innovations, one involving a toilet brush. The History Guy recalls the forgotten history of Christmas trees. This is original content based on research by The History Guy.…

Executive Vision: A Forgotten History of Presidential Eyeglasses 0 (0)

From The History Guy. You can find my glasses at GlassesUSA.com. Check them out here for a great offer & free shipping https://bit.ly/HistoryGuy-GlassesUSA (Additional rules may apply, free shipping to US & CA) My Glasses: Ottoto Mexicali – https://bit.ly/HistoryGuy-Mexicali Elliot – https://bit.ly/HistoryGuy-Elliot Marcelinho – https://bit.ly/HistoryGuy-Marcelinho Ottoto Piero – https://bit.ly/HistoryGuy-Piero Revel Glow – https://bit.ly/HistoryGuy-Revel Blue Light…

Adda Howie: The Woman Who Sang to Cows 0 (0)

From The History Guy. In 1914, the Arizona Prescott Journal-Miner stated that Adda Howie was "one of the most famous women in the United States." Yet few people remember her name today. "The woman who sang to cows" helped to develop the Wisconsin Dairy Industry, and became world famous as a result. Special thanks to…

Carl G Fisher, Promotional Genius 0 (0)

From The History Guy. Despite suffering from acute astigmatism and dropping out of school at age 12, Carl G. Fisher went from one huge project to another, constantly finding success in unexpected places through a combination of grit, ingenuity, and dedication. He helped to start the Indianapolis Speedway, build the first interstate highways in the…

Ancient Explorers: Hanno, Himilco, and Pytheas 0 (0)

From The History Guy. Some 2000 years before the Age of Exploration, maritime traders of the Mediterranean had begun spreading their fleets further than ever before, making some of the first recorded journeys to the western coast of Africa, Britain, and the arctic circle. The voyages of Hanno, Himilco and Pytheas are history that deserves…

Battle of Copenhagen, 1801 0 (0)

From The History Guy. Get your free trial of MagellanTV here: https://try.magellantv.com/historyguy/. It’s an exclusive offer for our viewers: an extended, month-long trial, FREE. MagellanTV is a new kind of streaming service run by filmmakers with 2,000+ documentaries! Check out our personal recommendation and MagellanTV’s exclusive playlists: https://www.magellantv.com/explore/history. Perhaps no single event better represents the…

Repeal Day 0 (0)

From The History Guy. December 5, 2020 marks the 87th anniversary of Repeal Day, the day that the last state necessary — Utah — ratified the twenty-first amendment, officially ending the United States’ 13 year ‘experiment’ with prohibition. For more information on prohibition and organize crime, check out the Mob Museum at www.themobmuseum.org. Check out…

The Edelweiss Pirates and WWII 0 (0)

From The History Guy. Long before the start of World War II, there was a significant amount of resistance to the Nazi regime in Germany among the nation’s youth, including the colorfully named Edelweiss Pirates. It is history that deserves to be remembered. This is original content based on research by The History Guy. Images…

Evacuation Day 0 (0)

From The History Guy. November 25 was celebrated as a holiday in America for more than a century, and not because of Thanksgiving. In1783, the United States had much to celebrate, and owed a unique debt to a young sergeant, a largely forgotten hero named John Van Arsdale. The History Guy recalls a forgotten American…

Ireland in the Second World War 0 (0)

From The History Guy. When the United Kingdom declared war on Germany on September 3, 1939, Ireland, despite being still technically a dominion of the United Kingdom, elected to stay out of the war, choosing instead to remain neutral, the only member of the British Commonwealth to do so. Neutrality offered both advantages and challenges,…

Oranges And Forgotten History 0 (0)

From The History Guy. Orange trees are among the most popular fruit trees grown around the world. But the orange has a unique history that is intimately tied to human civilization and deserves to be remembered. This is original content based on research by The History Guy. Images in the Public Domain are carefully selected…

Unknown Soldiers 0 (0)

From The History Guy. From The History Guy Vault Following the Armistice on November 11, 1918, the world changed the way we honor our fallen. The History Guy remembers the creation of tombs to the Unknown Soldier from countries around the world and the United States. This is original content based on research by The…

The Bombing of Rabaul, November 11, 1943 0 (0)

From The History Guy. In November 1943, the allies in the Pacific launched a series of desperate, nearly unprecedented, and extraordinarily risky attacks that culminated on November 11. Armistice Day 1943 is history that deserves to be remembered. This is original content based on research by The History Guy. Images in the Public Domain are…

Betty Crocker: Marketing Icon 0 (0)

From The History Guy. For a hundred years, Betty Crocker and her products have made baking and cooking easier, and her name has adorned everything from famous cookbooks to au gratin potatoes to Fruit Roll Ups. The History Guy recalls the forgotten history of a woman who built an enduring legacy – in cake. This…

The Age of the Pyramid Builders 0 (0)

From The History Guy. Get your free trial of MagellanTV here: https://try.magellantv.com/historyguy/. It’s an exclusive offer for our viewers: an extended, month-long trial, FREE. MagellanTV is a new kind of streaming service run by filmmakers with 2,000+ documentaries! Check out our personal recommendation and MagellanTV’s exclusive playlists: https://www.magellantv.com/explore/history. More than 4500 years ago, Ancient Egypt…

Civil Defense All Purpose Survival Crackers 0 (0)

From The History Guy. There was a time when the U.S. government planned to save the population from nuclear war with 20 billion crackers. The giant tins of "Civil Defense All Purpose Survival Crackers" raise questions about food, history, and how long food lasts before it becomes history. The History Guy recalls the history of…

The Kefauver Committee and Organized Crime 0 (0)

From The History Guy. In 1950, freshman U.S. Senator Estes Kefauver took the stage against organized crime, at the head of a special committee. The Kefauver hearings, as they became known, were held in major cities across the country. The ones that were televised live became a sensation, and were how much of the country…

The Mysterious Death of Harry Houdini 0 (0)

From The History Guy. Harry Houdini, one of the most famous magicians in history, died October 31, 1926 from a ruptured appendix. And yet this seemingly mundane cause of death still resulted in an enduring mystery. Had the magician and escape artist, in fact, been murdered? The History Guy recalls the strange circumstances of the…