A Brief History of Soap

From The History Guy. While humans have known about soap since antiquity, its use has ebbed and flowed with the times. From ancient Babylon to modern bathrooms, History Guy recalls the forgotten story of soap. This is original content based on research by The History Guy. Images in the Public Domain are carefully selected and…

Mercy and Comfort: A History of Hospital Ships

From The History Guy. Get MagellanTV here: https://try.magellantv.com/historyguy/ & get an exclusive offer extended to our viewers: an extra month 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 Hospital ships have been used as far back as antiquity…

The Women Airforce Service Pilots

From The History Guy. At the outset of World War II, the US military did not accept female pilots. But women were allowed to serve as civilian contractors flying military planes in non-combat roles. The Women Airforce Service Pilots of the "WASP" flew every type of plane the US used during the war in every…

The Fiancée of Danger

From The History Guy. Marie Marvingt was the most accomplished woman athlete her era, but so much more. The History Guy recalls the life of perhaps the most amazing person you’ve never heard of. This is original content based on research by The History Guy. Images in the Public Domain are carefully selected and provide…

A Brief History of Toilet Paper

From The History Guy. In the modern era, a product that is disposable has become indispensable. The History Guy recalls the forgotten history of bathroom tissue. This is original content based on research by The History Guy. Images in the Public Domain are carefully selected and provide illustration. As very few images of the actual…

The Vermont Republic

From The History Guy. In disputed territory, colonial politics led to a call for independence different from, but intertwined with, the war with the British. The History Guy recalls when Vermont stood for fourteen years as a nation unto itself. It is history that deserves to be remembered. You can purchase the Star Spangled tie…

In Stalin’s Shadow: Svetlana Alliluyeva

From The History Guy. When 85-year-old Lana Peters passed away in 2011 from complications due to colon cancer, the nation seemed to have forgotten the woman who had become a sensation during the Cold War. The History Guy recalls the extraordinary life of the woman whose defection to the United States represented a seminal moment…

Nellie Tayloe Ross and the U.S. Mint

From The History Guy. The Jefferson Nickel, the Roosevelt Dime and the Franklin Half Dollar were all created during a dynamic period of growth for the U.S. Mint under its extraordinary four-term director. The History guy recalls the life of Nellie Tayloe Ross, the first female governor of a U.S. state. All events are portrayed…

Liquid History and HMS Belfast

From The History Guy. In the fifth installment of his travelogue, THG ponders the history of a great river while visiting a historic vessel, HMS Belfast. It is history that deserves to be remembered. This is original content based on research by The History Guy. Images in the Public Domain are carefully selected and provide…

Imperial War Museum London and Forgotten History

From The History Guy. In the fourth installment of his travelogue, THG recalls the history of the Imperial War Museum London before talking about the history contained in the museum. It is a travelogue and history that deserves to be remembered. This is original content based on research by The History Guy. Images in the…

The Marine Provisional Rocket Detachments.

From The History Guy. Get MagellanTV here: https://try.magellantv.com/historyguy/ & get an exclusive offer extended to our viewers: an extra month 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 Marines were still testing a new weapons system during one…