Was There a Real Baron Miinchausen?

Yes, there a real Baron Miinchausen. Baron Karl Friedrich Hieronymus von Miinchausen (1720-1797), a German adventurer, is believed to have served in the Russian …

Where Did Asia Get Its Name?

Asia probably got its name from the Assyrian asu, meaning “sunrise, east.” Asu originally referred only to the east coast of the Aegean Sea …

Who Founded the Standard Oil Company?

It wasn’t only John D. Rockefeller who founded the Standard Oil Company. What would become the country’s largest oil company was founded in 1867 …