December 18

This Day in History


Endorphins Are Discovered

"On this day in 1975, a group of scientists led by John Hughes and Hans W. Kosterlitz of the University of Aberdeen published an article in the journal Nature entitled, ""Identification of two related … (more...)


Battle of Verdun Ends

The Battle of Verdun, the longest engagement of World War I, ends after 10 months and massive loss of life. In February 1916, German forces launched an offensive against Verdun, a city 137 miles east … (more...)


Mesa Verde Is "Discovered"

"On this day in 1888, while searching for stray cattle, Richard Wetherill and his brother-in-law Charlie Mason, two cowboys from southwest Colorado, stumbled upon the magnificent ancient Native … (more...)