International Women's Day is celebrated every year on March 8 around the world. The occasion invites us to reflect on the progress made in women’s rights, encourages calls for change, and celebrates famous women from history whose courageous acts helped define our future. Whether they are scientists, activists, politicians, or explorers, women have shown time and time again that they are powerful enough to change the world.
If you love the wide avenues and romantic architecture of Paris, France, you might have Baron Georges-Eugène Haussmann to thank.
What Happened to the Great Library of Alexandria? Learn About the Rise and Fall of This Ancient Institution
The famed ruler Alexander the Great left an enduring legacy that goes well beyond his immense military prowess.
From his dynamic symphonies to his romantic piano sonatas, Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827) is one of the most important composers in the history of classical music. His large repertoire of work spans the transition from the classical style to the romantic era, and remains some of the most performed classical music today. Born in Bonn, Germany in 1770 to a musical family, Beethoven developed an interest in performing at an early age.
In the early 20th century, New York City's Harlem neighborhood underwent a historic transformation.
Art has long been a tool of expression and documentation in times of revolt, protest, and upheaval.
Many aspects of the lives we enjoy today, we owe to the sacrifice and hard work of our forbearers. During Black History Month—and throughout the year—it is especially important to remember, learn from, and honor those women and men who paved the way and fought for justice and equality for African Americans and other people of color.
History is replete with problematic—and even factually incorrect—narratives.
Valentine’s Day conjures up thoughts of chocolates, roses, and romantic dinners, but have you ever wondered where Valentine’s Day comes...
Happy Chinese New Year! Every February, this enchanting holiday is honored by millions of people across the globe, making it one of the world's most widespread celebrations. While there's a chance you're familiar with the festival, you may not know the significance and symbolism behind some of its most important customs. If that's the case, you're in luck!
The lofty minarets of the Hagia Sophia stand over the skyline of Istanbul, Turkey.
Every winter, millions flock to see The Nutcracker, perhaps the most famous ballet of all time.