After cementing his rule over Mongolia, Genghis Khan led his Mongol hordes south to invade China.
The sinking of the gunboat USS Panay on China’s Yangtze River in December 1937 brought the United States and Japan closer to war. More »
The bloody fall of Shanghai to the Japanese in 1937 led to the Rape of Nanking and the eventual merger of the Sino-Japanese War into WWII. More »
British tankers made a courageous, but ultimately futile, attempt to foil the German blitzkrieg in France on May 21, 1940.
With Richmond in flames behind them, Confederate President Jefferson Davis, his family, and high-ranking government officials began a desperate dash southward. Their ultimate destination was Mexico.