The History Guy: History Deserves to Be Remembered

The History Guy: History Deserves to Be Remembered
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History that deserves to be remembered. If you love history, this is the channel for you! Stories of forgotten history, all between five and fifteen minutes long.

Episodes are posted Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings.

I have always loved history- here's a feature news story about me that should answer any questions you may have:

I believe that history does not have to be boring.

At its heart, history is story telling, and I believe that it should be told with passion and genuine love for the material. History might be tragic, it might be comic, but it is the story of who we are, and we should not be afraid to enjoy that story, and be moved by it.

I live in the American Midwest, talk too fast but am working on that, and tie my own bow ties. Yes, the hats in the background are mine.

Topic suggestions are always welcome. Send them to [email protected]
Fan mail is welcome at: PO Box 1473, O'Fallon, IL 62269



  • Stalin wants to increase his kd ratio

    Owoweoewuniyutie OsasOwoweoewuniyutie Osas5 минутын өмнө
  • I didn't make the connection between Darien and the Darien Gap until you mentioned it near the end of the video. Talk about doomed to failure.

    James BarcaJames Barca6 минутын өмнө
  • The Darien venture led to the creation of the United Kingdom, to Scotland's benefit by all objective measures. Since then Scotland and England have had a shared history, willfully ignored by latter day secessionists.

    mwrkhanmwrkhan10 минутын өмнө
  • That part of the world was a frigging nightmare. You've only got to read the - much later - accounts of the building (and failing to build) the Panama canal, to grasp all of the horrid diseases and bugs that were teeming. But it's quite nice now though...

    Ted thesailorTed thesailor21 минутын өмнө
  • Ty

    Ted BerwickTed Berwick37 минутын өмнө
  • St Louis is the proof you can be a good politician and still be a good person. Something that many rulers of today have to learn

    Empereur_ du_Congo Eddy-MalouEmpereur_ du_Congo Eddy-Malou40 минутын өмнө
  • You always use junk mail since the Sears catalog quit.

    16KingJamesBibleBeliever1116KingJamesBibleBeliever1140 минутын өмнө
  • Former Wiggles member Murray Cook was born in Cowra

    Tony BardeTony Barde44 минутын өмнө
  • Parliament:"sounds like a great idea" East India Company: Does not approve Parliament: "Sorry, can't help you guys!" While in the Army, I got an all expense paid vacation to Panama back in '91. When we all arrived the cadre at Ft Sherman stated, "Your lucky, this is the dry season." After 2 weeks there, all I could think about is: "that if this was the dry season, how bad the monsoon season must be." edit to erase an errant quotation mark

    korbellkorbell46 минутын өмнө
  • Oh great algorithm, we beseech you, be kind and beneficent to THG.

    Lynn WoodLynn Wood54 минутын өмнө
  • Enjoyed it a lot

    TradutorTradutor57 минутын өмнө
  • Thanks for the video. I found it very interesting 🙂👍🏻🇺🇸

    Dave KellyDave Kelly59 минутын өмнө
  • The history of Scotland is indeed an interesting one, not even more so. I never heard this part before.

    Joe GardinaJoe Gardina59 минутын өмнө
  • Hope you are getting rich cause I think your % adverts is a little on the high side

    Kihm JonesKihm JonesЦагийн өмнө
    • When we enable midroll ads, we limit to allowed per episode. It is a living, but far from "rich."

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  • Thankfully most of us don't need to worry about being allergic to hippos

    NastyswimmerNastyswimmerЦагийн өмнө
  • "The seven ill years." My new name for my first marriage.

    Allen AtkinsAllen AtkinsЦагийн өмнө
    • I feel you on that one.

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  • 0:01 Are ya ready kids?!

    Son GokuSon GokuЦагийн өмнө
  • Bit unfortunate to post this story on the same day that Scotland lost its first match in the Euros.

    Tim MiddletonTim MiddletonЦагийн өмнө
  • I have a special place in my heart for the Irish, even though we (Blacks) rioted against them for jobs and housing. It was a function of local leaders pitting minorities against immigrants, not inherent hatred. They also gave us the basis for tapdancing, which Blacks eventually popularized in Hollywood and on Broadway. Thanks yaw.

    GaslitWorld f. Melissa BGaslitWorld f. Melissa BЦагийн өмнө
  • Completely off topic, but here are a couple of related topics that seem well suited to History guy episodes:

    Alan JamesonAlan JamesonЦагийн өмнө
  • I already have a coffee cup with your logo. You should have your quote, “ Don’t all good stories have pirates.” on shirts and other goods. Perhaps with a pirate wearing a bow tie.

    Ty RobertsTy RobertsЦагийн өмнө

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  • great history, i hadn't watched for a while but i enjoyed it!

    Chad YellandChad YellandЦагийн өмнө
  • A story with pirates and beer. Doesn’t get any better.

    Bruce CorsonBruce CorsonЦагийн өмнө
  • Here's a comment!

    EdwardEdwardЦагийн өмнө
  • I was born in 1951 and I vividly remember the fear of a nuclear war. My parents saved provisions in the basement and we had school drills and practiced knowing where shelters were in our small town. (pop ~ 3,000) Other notable events stuck in memory were the JFK assassination and the early space race. With respect.

    Kenneth Hughes Jr.Kenneth Hughes Jr.Цагийн өмнө
  • Few histories sadden me quite the way this one always does. So much so that, knowing the outcome, makes it more difficult to watch. They got so much right in the face of near-universal, international opposition. They worked with native peoples rather than killing them. Their colonial government was far ahead of its time. Plus the money raised from the Scottish people themselves. In the end, this only made the tragedy worse, however.

    BlueBaron3339BlueBaron3339Цагийн өмнө
  • My first thought was: “The Scottish are going to try and colonize an area that has lots of sunshine? That wont work!” lol...

    Michael-John L. MushillMichael-John L. MushillЦагийн өмнө
  • Great as always

    Jack SavageJack SavageЦагийн өмнө
  • There was an Australian colony (believe it or not) in Paraguay.

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  • Ahhh yes! I wore both, I was over in Europe when the switch was done from the 'steel pot' to the cavlar one.

    Keith GarlandKeith Garland2 цагийн өмнө
  • I like the longer hair look.

    Kaptain KaosKaptain Kaos2 цагийн өмнө
  • Europe made an odd choice in regards to the Spainish Empire and the dying Ottoman Empire: "Let them be" said the great powers" and both disintegrated anyway!!

    Ragnar RagnarsonRagnar Ragnarson2 цагийн өмнө
  • Very Good Episode. Makes me like the Scots even more.

    James A.James A.2 цагийн өмнө
  • If you're familiar with Ouray & Silverton Colorado in the San Juans, they used to have the Galloping Goose rail cars from 1931 to 1952. That would be a wonderful snip of history to see. I'm still really loving the story on the Marine that took off in the A4 for a joy ride. I'd thought that was more an urban legend while serving at El Toro, CA.

    David LowreyDavid Lowrey2 цагийн өмнө
  • Semper Fi. RIP.

    Relectric69Relectric692 цагийн өмнө
  • This used to be part of the history curriculum in first year of high school, but it's probably been "decolonised" now...

    Douglas HerronDouglas Herron2 цагийн өмнө
    • "Decolonized" is Leftist lunatic lingo for "all Whites removed" one of their leaders even suggested that ALL Whites be removed from ALL places that they had colonized, including the USA. Rumor has it that the UN might back that idea.

      Ragnar RagnarsonRagnar Ragnarson2 цагийн өмнө
  • Do the History of the Higson Boats !!!

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  • You have to be 6 feet Tall to Join the Coast Guard !!!

    aped3aped32 цагийн өмнө
  • At least in New York City, there was an additional complication. Much of the strife in NYC was between Americans of Scotch-Irish /Ulster Protestant ancestry and Irish Protestants. The Scotch Irish in New York were in a social strata below the Knickerbockers and WASPS. They actually formed much of the basis of the Democrat Party in New York City. For instance William Poole, the inspiration for Bill "the Butcher" Cutting in Gangs if NY, was Scotch-Irish in his father's side.

    Ron MaximilianRon Maximilian2 цагийн өмнө
  • You urged to leave a comment, so... First, as always, thank you so very much for the video. Any other history I'd like to know more of, other than Gallipoli & ANZAC's as I've requested before? (Because of my Aussie Grandfather, who made it home before he passed from wounds.)(And you've responded, thank you.) Well, strangely enough, (and it is strange,) yeah! A couple of days ago I met my (biological father) for the first time, and was surprised by a lot of (family) history I didn't know about. I'll inquire about some other things later, but one thing I learned about, and had never even considered, is I have some Native American ancestry. (My bio=mum, who passed about nine years ago, I learned was one-quarter Cherokee.) So have you done any history on Sequoyah? (Or Will Rogers?) Again thank you.

    Graham CannGraham Cann2 цагийн өмнө
    • I have not done an episode on Sequoyah yet. This is the episode where I spoke the most about Gallipoli:

      The History Guy: History Deserves to Be RememberedThe History Guy: History Deserves to Be Remembered2 цагийн өмнө
  • AS ALWAYS THE HISTORY GUY, AN EXCELLENT VIDEO!!! I sort of knew the story of New Caledonia, but, your telling of it gave MORE KNOWLEDGE than I previously knew. Thank You for enlightening me. 👏👏👏🌞🌞🌞✌✌✌✌ BTW, with all that the Scots, Spanish, French and Americans went through, IT'S A BLOODY MIRACLE the Panama Canal was ever built.

    Matthew PoplawskiMatthew Poplawski2 цагийн өмнө

    Indigo HammerIndigo Hammer2 цагийн өмнө
  • Only thing sadder than Scottish History is the story of The Irish. History that should not be forgotten.

    I Love TrumpI Love Trump3 цагийн өмнө
  • All Good Stories - Involve Pirates (Long Live Our Scottish History)

    David PhillipsDavid Phillips3 цагийн өмнө
  • For once, I’ve heard this part of history before. Your telling of it was much more interesting, of course. ☺️

    Dawn OldhamDawn Oldham3 цагийн өмнө
  • There's something truly Scottish about this story. They come up with a great idea then that independent grit takes over. BTW, I love the color map of old Edinburgh before New Town was built!

    Frank GellenthinFrank Gellenthin3 цагийн өмнө
  • The causes of this war are so complicated that I'm not sure we'd even be smart enough to think our way into a war like this any more.

    Philip MarshallPhilip Marshall3 цагийн өмнө
  • Interesting and sad video. You should actually do one of the union of England and Scotland. While you mention here that the Darien venture was a contributing factor to Scottish agreement, i have also heard that England outright bribed members of the Scottish parliament to agree?

    greeropsgreerops3 цагийн өмнө
  • Where did, "Because, don't all good stories include pirates?" go?

    Gary JettGary Jett3 цагийн өмнө
  • I saw John Wayne's yacht on Lake Union, in Seattle, later 1980s It was built on a narrow ex-Navy hull Lots of Hollywood folks, like Johnny Carson, liked to boat around the Salish Sea in the summers

    Mark RossowMark Rossow3 цагийн өмнө
    • I talk about some famous people's yachts in this episode:

      The History Guy: History Deserves to Be RememberedThe History Guy: History Deserves to Be Remembered2 цагийн өмнө
  • You might do a piece on New Sweden, Sweden's attempt to do the same thing.

    James GibbsJames Gibbs3 цагийн өмнө
  • The Darien Gap is considered one of the most dangerous places in the world to this day, so we can’t be too hard on these folks for failing.

    Benjamin StevensBenjamin Stevens3 цагийн өмнө
  • Perhaps it would've been a good idea to ask the Spanish for some travel tips.

    QuestfortruthQuestfortruth3 цагийн өмнө
  • all too hasty and overambitious... before you bring in large swaths of people to such a location you should have a way smaller force establish a basic supply system, explore fishing grounds etc., such a modest force of pioneers could sustain itself much longer from imported supplies and raise less attention.

    The InfidelThe Infidel3 цагийн өмнө
  • What a fascinating chapter of forgotten history. I had never heard of this before. Thanks for this awesome video, History Guy! This single instance really helps shed light on why England and Scotland joined at all.

    Mike ModugnoMike Modugno3 цагийн өмнө
  • I'd never heard of any other place called New Caledonia than the island in the South Pacific that my dad's ship used as a foreign Port of Call during World War II

    Rickie OakesRickie Oakes3 цагийн өмнө
  • One weird observation! As a Canadian, I have noticed that the pronunciation of tomato with the short "A" is still found here in rural parts of Ontario! following the Shakespearian model, rather than the general North American or modern English examples. Interesting also is Queen Elizabeth's spelling of deep as "dipe"...most OP (Shakespearian Original Pronunciation) actors pronounce double E words such as "sheep" and "meet" to rhyme with "shape" or "mate". Was the Queen a fashion setter? Not impossible!

    Duncan McKeownDuncan McKeown3 цагийн өмнө
  • It seems the higher ranks get more awards and decorations, but all to often, it is the lower ranks who get more of their blood spilled. And then there are the unseen who never get their heroics notices as no one saw what they had done. All gave some and a few gave all.

    Tom NadeauTom Nadeau3 цагийн өмнө
  • There's a lot of history behind that ship.

    Texasp12Texasp124 цагийн өмнө
  • Here, in Western NC we have a lot of Scottish history and heritage.

    NAVRETNAVRET4 цагийн өмнө
  • 99th

    Merlin WizardMerlin Wizard4 цагийн өмнө
  • What bravery in the face of such obstacles! And to think that, for me, a trip across the US would be a disaster if my car AC failed, an engine overheated, a tire goes flat, or the restaurant runs out of mustard... None of which are particulary life-endangering crises.

    bit jockeybit jockey4 цагийн өмнө
  • I was born and raised in the Canal Zone so I always love it when Panama gets a mention. I tell people I've been marinated in history and it's absolutely true.

    Robert DillonRobert Dillon4 цагийн өмнө
  • This reminded me oft he story of Gregor McGregor and his "Poyais" scam around a century later, seems they didn't learn their lesson. Perhaps an idea for a video ?

    Andrew BAndrew B4 цагийн өмнө
    • Seconding this, it's a wonderful tale that goes completely mad as it goes along...

      Loweko1170Loweko11703 цагийн өмнө
  • Started to watch this video. You started droning on with a mindless commercial, I got bored and turned the video off. You might want to think about that.

    William MacGregorWilliam MacGregor4 цагийн өмнө
    • Thank you for the comment. *takes a moment to think “do I want to get paid for my work?” * Answer, “Yes.” If a minute or two to consider a sponsor, or a few seconds to fast forward are just too much effort for you to enjoy the product of my effort, I can’t fix that. We understand that some people do not prefer sponsored content. We clearly state at the start of the video and in the description that an episode is sponsored. If that bothers you, I might suggest you instead watch one of the nine or ten episodes we produce each month without sponsored content. We also produce a version without the sponsored content for or patrons on Patreon and our YT subscribers.

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  • Good comprehensive piece on the 'Venture'. Best one out there i've seen so far. (i find anything from this era/region interesting),

    Robbie LongpreRobbie Longpre4 цагийн өмнө
  • Your content is always great !

  • In 2003 I toured the entire site in order to assess the possibility of using the site as a combat training area for urban fighting. I have blueprints and environmental maps showing underground TCE plumes (that was a big hazard to the water table). Also have a video of us touring the site. Ultimately, we decided not to use due to the coming clean up operations as well as a concern that students would be limited to the number of times they could attend our course due to exposure (though we didn’t think about the instructors exposure at the time lol). Thanks for the video!! Side note, the land is technically ft Dix and the USAF leased it, but due to the close proximity to Lakehurst the Navy was impacted the most by the accident.

    robert falconrobert falcon4 цагийн өмнө
  • I am receiving a college level history education.

    Pamela MaysPamela Mays5 цагийн өмнө
  • This may be the first time the story included pirates and THG didn't say, "....because don't all good stories include pirates?" Oh well. Every good thing must come to and end. At leat he changed the ending to not include him saying he will be happy to respond to comments. Because he doesn't, since he is "too big" to do so at this point.

    My Lucid LifeMy Lucid Life5 цагийн өмнө
  • The cover story for conquest and reset.

    c dentoc dento5 цагийн өмнө
  • This is a minor point but not 'Scotch' attempt, it should be 'Scottish' attempt. Scotch should only ever be used for the beverage & Scottish for everything else. Minor point as I said but Americans seem to use it all the time as the norm. Greetings from a long time fan in Glasgow :o)

    Steve MacSteve Mac5 цагийн өмнө
    • Scotch: whiskey (or is it whisky?), tape, eggs.

      tygrkhat40tygrkhat403 цагийн өмнө
  • Feeding the Machine. Always enjoy your content

    john elliot 3john elliot 35 цагийн өмнө
  • There is a Scottish settlement Darien in Georgia above St.Simon’s island. They assisted in the battle of bloody marsh. I am related to the Mackay’s that settles there.

    Charlie BCharlie B5 цагийн өмнө
  • How ridiculous! Another greedy pirate adventure to steal whatever they could. Shitbag norman conquest

    bouzoukiman5000bouzoukiman50005 цагийн өмнө
  • I have always been fascinated with Scotland, but I have no idea why for to my knowledge I have no ties to it. I think it may be my perception of their tenacity and desire for freedom. But, alas, they seem to have worse luck than the Irish.

    Terry CastorTerry Castor5 цагийн өмнө
    • It’s long been noted that they are successful in almost every place they move to, but not in Scotland itself. This is an exception, for the best book on the phenomenon check out “ Trust “

      Ty RobertsTy RobertsЦагийн өмнө
  • Ohio vs That state up north and Wisconsin loses Sounds like football

    Ken PKen P5 цагийн өмнө
  • Great topic!

    mfreund15448mfreund154485 цагийн өмнө