History

Tue 16 Apr 2019

EPIC BATTLE: Firefighters save iconic Notre Dame towers

EPIC BATTLE: Firefighters save iconic Notre Dame towers

Parisian firefighters have fought and won an almighty battle to preserve iconic Notre-Dame Cathedral, after it was engulfed in a catastrophic fire.

How did Notre Dame fire start?

How did Notre Dame fire start?

As French firefighters battle to save what remains of the historic Notre Dame Cathedral, questions are being asked about the cause of the inferno.

Sun 14 Apr 2019

Eerie ghost towns in Aussie outback

Eerie ghost towns in Aussie outback

Just a few traces remains of the hidden Aussie towns that went from affluent to abandoned after they were left to waste away in the outback.

Sat 23 Mar 2019

Is removing your tattoo deleting your history?

premium_icon Is removing your tattoo deleting your history?

MANY people are opting to have their tattoos removed. But are they losing an important part of themselves?

Sun 17 Feb 2019

Queen’s gruesome, botched death

Queen’s gruesome, botched death

She is one of the most famous Queens in history, but the story of the demise of Mary Queen of Scots is more horrendous than you think.

Thu 14 Feb 2019

Gruesome history of Valentine’s Day

Gruesome history of Valentine’s Day

On Valentine’s Day, romance reigns supreme. But how did a martyr’s decapitation and festival of bloodshed become a global celebration of love?

Sun 9 Dec 2018

The brutal beheading of Cicero

The brutal beheading of Cicero

On this day more than 2000 years ago, one of the most powerful men in the world was brutally beheaded in a macabre public display.

Fri 7 Dec 2018

Woodford dust to be history

Woodford dust to be history

Woodford Folk Festival fans will soon be able to experience the event’s magic minus the dust with big changes to the iconic site.

Fri 23 Nov 2018

The mysterious tribes clinging to their ancient ways

The mysterious tribes clinging to their ancient ways

For thousands of years, these tribes have lived bountiful lives on their remote islands and highland valleys. But genocide has decimated their numbers.

Wed 14 Nov 2018

Ancient computer uproar

Ancient computer uproar

THE world’s first computer — the 2200-year-old Antikythera Mechanism — holds such fascination that when someone cries ‘wolf’, everybody sits up and listens.

Sat 27 Oct 2018

Seven-figure punter drops historic Winx bet

Seven-figure punter drops historic Winx bet

A PUNTER who has placed over seven figures on Winx through the mare’s career broke his own eye-watering record on Saturday.

Wed 19 Sep 2018

THE STORY OF BEN GERDSEN: How rural Australia helped heal Nazi war wounds

premium_icon THE STORY OF BEN GERDSEN: How rural Australia helped heal Nazi...

World War II was not the time to be growing up in Germany with Jewish blood but it's where the Fraser Coast 90-year-old's remarkable tale begins.

Sat 25 Aug 2018

Twisted secret inside KFC building

Twisted secret inside KFC building

WHEN officials entered this abandoned KFC restaurant in America, they were finger-lickin surprised at what they discovered.

Mon 13 Aug 2018

New memorial a stark reminder for war hero Harry Smith

New memorial a stark reminder for war hero Harry Smith

AUGUST 18 is a date in Lieutenant Colonel Harry Smith's life that he can't turn his back on, but neither will he celebrate it.

Thu 9 Aug 2018

Teeth of prehistoric mega-shark found at beach

Teeth of prehistoric mega-shark found at beach

Teacher finds rare fossilised teeth from 25 million-year-old prehistoric mega-shark at the beach.

Sun 5 Aug 2018

Remember when phones looked like this?

Remember when phones looked like this?

YES, we know, you can’t exist without taking your phone everywhere. So imagine a time when it was stuck to the wall. Here’s what life was like before smartphones...

Sat 4 Aug 2018

How my dad dodged Titanic death

premium_icon How my dad dodged Titanic death

104-year-old Linda Paddon’s early life reads like an adventure novel, with torpedoed ships, WWI bombing raids and even a link to the ill-fated Titanic.

Fri 3 Aug 2018

Shock reason why Play-Doh was invented

Shock reason why Play-Doh was invented

PLAY-DOH was first manufactured in the 1930s as a wallpaper cleaner before being rebranded into a children’s toy.

Tue 31 Jul 2018

Social media 'miracle' ends in teary reunion for 78-year-old

Social media 'miracle' ends in teary reunion for 78-year-old

VIRAL search for a mysterious couple captured in a portrait reached all the way up to north Queensland to come to an incredible conclusion.

Mon 30 Jul 2018

Can you solve this Year 8 exam from 1912?

Can you solve this Year 8 exam from 1912?

FORGET using a calculator or jumping on the internet. This exam from 106 years ago may have you baffled — so how many questions can you get right?

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