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



  • I like the intro but it makes me feel like I'm about to get a presentation on why I should buy a timeshare.

    Flazzorb The FictionalFlazzorb The FictionalЦагийн өмнө
  • 4:22 Ooooops!

    Leland FrameLeland FrameЦагийн өмнө
  • The history guy is straight cash money

    Clown World ResidentClown World ResidentЦагийн өмнө
  • A wonderful story of a technology that knew a bit about but not all of it. Thank you History Guy for you great tale of technology and civilization. I remember seeing the barcode when no one was using it. Then suddenly, scanning was everywhere.

    Frank GullaFrank GullaЦагийн өмнө
  • The 747 will have a production life of 52 years. That's equivalent of a 1918 design staying in production until 1970 - the year the 747 started.

    Mark FinlayMark FinlayЦагийн өмнө
  • Rumor has it that we got a lot of this technology from Aliens! The transistor radios to start! I read this years ago.. 👽 🛸

    gary chambersgary chambersЦагийн өмнө
  • so Prohibition helped implode the empire in Russia. And in the USA it built maybe one of the most famous criminal empires in modern history, The Mafia. On a side note the first Vodka distillery in the USA was in Bethel, CT.

    David KearnsDavid KearnsЦагийн өмнө
  • Well, the Russians had a very very long logistics tail in the Russo-Japanese War, The Japanese supply lines were fairly short. Russia is a big country and even today some 115 years since that war, it's still a hard place to get around in. They do drink and maybe too much and it's along with other things are the reasons they have always had such a tough time of it. We have our share of such problems with both the bottle and well drugs. Some people are just very vulnerable to addictive substances.

    George SemelGeorge SemelЦагийн өмнө
  • I'm still wouldn't have worn a coat on a night out.

    Mark FinlayMark FinlayЦагийн өмнө
  • Prohibition in the United States was implemented via the18th amendment to the Constitution whose passing was contingent on the ratifying of the 16th amendment (income tax) to replace the tax revenue lost by implementing prohibition. Did any other nations do something similar ?

    Ted PhillipsTed Phillips2 цагийн өмнө
  • 13:34 in most parts of the world, ice doesn't come from the refrigerator. It comes from the freezer.

    Sakkura1Sakkura12 цагийн өмнө
  • Can you talk about the Great Storms of 1950 Thanksgiving in the Pittsburgh, PA. area From Ohio, West Virginia, Maryland, and Virginia. Possibly farther. My Dad used to tell how he had to climb in and out of our second floor bedroom windows to exit and reenter our house.

    Alan RogersAlan Rogers2 цагийн өмнө
  • As a Coast Guard veteran from the 70s on WHEC Bout well 719,thank you for mentioning the coasties are real warriors. Love your sho watch it all the time, and I collect hats. Thank you, and maybe toss I some more USCG history. Semper Paratus

    Terence TurcotteTerence Turcotte2 цагийн өмнө
  • Good episode. But I'm super bummed that you are not posting on Rumble anymore. Please restart.

    Ric MoxleyRic Moxley2 цагийн өмнө
  • WOW - I had no idea that Prohibition was other than a US law. I now understand the Russian psyche a little better. Their behavior is a little more understandable. Thanks, History Guy.

    Rex MyersRex Myers2 цагийн өмнө
  • The Dogger Bank incident 21/22 October 1904. Two Britsh fishermen were killed, Six injured. One fishing vessel sunk and five damaged. Russian losses were one sailor and One Orthodox priest on the cruiser Aurora. As none of the fishing vessels were armed, I will leave you to consider whose shells caused that.

    51WCDodge51WCDodge2 цагийн өмнө
  • Good episode. Salut!

    Bill D. in IowaBill D. in Iowa2 цагийн өмнө
  • Does anyone else remember the “agony of defeat “ skier? That was a gnarly wipeout!

    fred freedfred freed2 цагийн өмнө
  • Yeah they started using " oah" for R

    terry greggterry gregg2 цагийн өмнө
  • Clearly you have an opinion. You need to write a book telling this tale.

    Frank GullaFrank Gulla2 цагийн өмнө
  • I had no idea that the natural ice business lasted until 1950. Great video!

    Joseph HoagJoseph Hoag2 цагийн өмнө
  • Prohibition--in regard to any consumer goods--never achieves any good, which is why politicians keep trying it.

    Greg CampGreg Camp2 цагийн өмнө
  • Russian soldiers: "I don't have a drinking problem. I drink. I get drunk. I fall down. No problem."

    kchall5kchall52 цагийн өмнө

    Ray HansenRay Hansen2 цагийн өмнө
  • going back a tad far more in thinking during the cold war the us out spent them on weapons of mass destruction then gave up the whole mess

    Black DragonBlack Dragon2 цагийн өмнө
  • Thank's again HG for a great vid.

    James AllardiceJames Allardice2 цагийн өмнө
  • Thank you for the history about a little know segment of WW2. Now if I could only find out more about US occupation of Korea after the war. This is where my Dad servced.

    Frank GullaFrank Gulla2 цагийн өмнө
  • "We shall print that much in paper money. It's all the same to the people."

    William MurrayWilliam Murray3 цагийн өмнө
    • Sounds familar! I wonder where I've heard that.......are yes ! Quantative Easing. :-)

      51WCDodge51WCDodge2 цагийн өмнө
  • Maybe your best video yet! As someone who has lived in Tampa for the past 30 years, I am impressed with your knowledge of our city.

    WNCBikeRiderWNCBikeRider3 цагийн өмнө
  • Those Japanese and their surprise attacks……..

    Sorry ForthingsSorry Forthings3 цагийн өмнө
  • Three channels ? Lucky man. Television arrived in New Zealand in 1960, and I was born in 1961, so I was in the first generation to grow up with TV. One channel, black and white. Most days transmission only began at 5pm, or 2pm on Tuesday and Thursday. Hours increased later. NZ only got colour in 1973, and a second channel in 1975.

    Paul AdamsPaul Adams3 цагийн өмнө
  • I wonder if any Americans in 1920 new the the Tsar did prohibition in Russia and three years later came the Communist Revolution If they did, they may have known that no good would come of prohibition.

    CanaanCanaan3 цагийн өмнө
  • Russia can live without Communism. Russia can live without some items for a limited period of time. Yet Russia can't live without Volka.

    Robert ReedRobert Reed3 цагийн өмнө
  • Alcohol the cause of and answer to all the world's problems

    Darryn MeadowsDarryn Meadows3 цагийн өмнө
  • I'll drink to that!

    NY NomadNY Nomad3 цагийн өмнө
  • That was great!

    john spizzirijohn spizziri3 цагийн өмнө
  • "A man must believe in something, I believe I'll have another drink." - W.C. Fields

    Vince KlorthoVince Klortho3 цагийн өмнө
  • In the uk navy an advert for years........ 1970! The rum ration, or "tot", from 1850 to 1970 consisted of one-eighth of an imperial pint (71 ml) of rum at 95.5 proof (54.6% ABV), given out to every sailor at midday. Senior ratings (petty officers and above) received their rum neat, whilst for junior ratings it was diluted with two parts of water to make three-eighths of an imperial pint (213 ml) of grog. The rum ration was served from one particular barrel, also known as the "Rum Tub", which was ornately decorated and was made of oak and reinforced with brass bands with brass letters saying "The Queen, God Bless Her".

    david devereuxdavid devereux3 цагийн өмнө
  • 245th

    Merlin WizardMerlin Wizard3 цагийн өмнө
  • Alchohol i mean algorithm

    Mat 37Mat 373 цагийн өмнө
  • If she had been born in modern times she most likely would have been an engineer. Back in her day that wouldn't have been possible.

    Christine LaBeachChristine LaBeach3 цагийн өмнө
  • Thank you so much for I had no idea ... Great channel

    LA M CLA M C3 цагийн өмнө
  • do gooders

    Dan O'NeillDan O'Neill3 цагийн өмнө
  • Gorbachev also led a (failed) anti-alcohol campaign between 1985 and 1988.

    polyglot8polyglot83 цагийн өмнө
  • An absolutely brilliant presentation. You incorporate the elements of wonder, awe and excitement so well. And your caution at the end was one that every scientist and engineer in every field should hear. I have one tiny correction to make if I may be so bold. Colossus was built to decode the German code Ultra, not Enigma. Alan Turing’s Bombe was used for Enigma. I only bother to add that because your discussion is so brilliant and complete in every other way.

    Chris CurnowChris Curnow3 цагийн өмнө
  • Churchill in the Commons was challenged by Bessy Bradock, a famously ugly female Labour MP. "Winston, you're drunk" to which he replied " Yes Madam and you are ugly but in the morning I will be sober".

    John AllenJohn Allen3 цагийн өмнө
    • @51WCDodge He certainly said the quote I mentioned, was Mitford an MP?

      John AllenJohn AllenЦагийн өмнө
    • Wasn't it Churchill and Nancy Mitford- Mitford said 'If you were a dog I'd poision you '. He replied Madam if i was your dog I'd take it'.

      51WCDodge51WCDodge2 цагийн өмнө
  • Prohibition worked so well we decided to repeat it with “the war on drugs”. It’s going great🙄

    Great WhiteGreat White4 цагийн өмнө
  • I watched this video last night, and this morning I'm getting ads for collectable coins.

    raydunakinraydunakin4 цагийн өмнө
  • I drink to that

    Death BlossomDeath Blossom4 цагийн өмнө
  • 6 weeks left... wow.

    sfs2040sfs20404 цагийн өмнө
  • I think it was Peter I that decided on Eastern Orthodox as the state religion. When looking around he was considering Islam until he considered the rules against alcohol. Smart man.

    Christopher LynchChristopher Lynch4 цагийн өмнө
  • Russia could have short-circuited its people's thirst for vodka by improving their basic living standards, but their moralistic view made them opt to take away one of their few escapes from hopeless misery instead. Even alien zookeepers in charge of an H. sapiens colony would be like WTF NO

    suzbonesuzbone4 цагийн өмнө
  • Returning the ring to her fiance's family was a very honorable thing to do

    NudhulNudhul4 цагийн өмнө
  • The Queen Mary would be a great episode. Long Beach, CA is thinking about sinking her.

    David LowreyDavid Lowrey4 цагийн өмнө
  • the History Guy lives in a parallel universe with no Islam or Muslim countries with 1400 years history of prohibition....or maybe he's just a another euro-centrist racist who doesn't consider brown people equal to whites...your guess is as good as mine!

    SharpLightSharpLight4 цагийн өмнө
  • Did you use the book “vodka politics” for this? It’s a pretty interesting read!

    Joe MontgomeryJoe Montgomery4 цагийн өмнө
  • It was common at that time for USCG ships and stations to have a lot of crew members from the area where they were homeported. They didn't have centralized recruiting back then. If you wanted to join you went to the nearest unit and signed up. This is what lead to tragedies like this. The British army did the same thing in WWI. They would raise a battalion from a specific geographic area. If that battalion was wiped out in some horrific battle then the town they were from lost all of their young men.

    vanceb1vanceb14 цагийн өмнө
  • To take alcohol from poor peasants that had no control over their lives was a dumb thing to do. The elite never suffered from it. That revolution was first called the peasant war when they took over the land owners estates because they were starving. Peasant is worse than slavery because they never had any monetary investment in the workers. If 1 died 10 would want the job and they also had no moral ownership.

    BBBB4 цагийн өмнө
  • This is delightful, thus I feed the algorithm ^_^

    giantredgiantred4 цагийн өмнө
  • "How Russian culture and history is inextricably vodka" And my twenties...

    TheJudgmentalCatTheJudgmentalCat5 цагийн өмнө
  • I've learned much from watching The History Guy, but the last question he asks in this video will change the rest of my life. Thank you.

    Olfat LazycatOlfat Lazycat5 цагийн өмнө
  • This will be a stretch to link Russian Revolution to prohibition other than as a contributing factor to dislike of the Czar rather than anarchists loyal to communist ideology under Marx, Engels & Lenin plus WW-I following anarchist uprising by Serbians to ignite the tinder against royals fired by Principe to start the momentum rolling.

    Wme EmwWme Emw5 цагийн өмнө
  • My grandmother did not like grass in her yard. She preferred white sand that we swept and picked any debris from. If you walked on it, you needed to sweep your foot prints away as you went. To her it was a "sugar top".

    screddotscreddot5 цагийн өмнө
  • Reminds me of the Brittish gin problem, and the Chinese opium problem. Also, completely side-stepping the bolsheviks to suggest that prohibition was a more impactful reason for the revolution was not expected from this channel. The Czar and his family where not brutally murdered because of Vodka. I can't say I'm surprised, just disappointed.

    EgrḗgoroiEgrḗgoroi5 цагийн өмнө
  • Please make a video about the sinking of the Edmund Fitzgerald

    Charles GibsonCharles Gibson5 цагийн өмнө
  • The fog of war combined with the fog of vodka. Fascinating. I am both stirred and shaken.

    Grania52Grania525 цагийн өмнө
  • Lmao the torpedo boats strike again.

    sfs2040sfs20405 цагийн өмнө
  • Wow Darwin has a Neanderthal browridge

    Catherine HarbinCatherine Harbin5 цагийн өмнө

    Catherine HarbinCatherine Harbin5 цагийн өмнө
  • all they had to do was wait until it was raining to start fishing - pfft, amateurs don't even have a golden rod

    MrDrProfessorClayMrDrProfessorClay5 цагийн өмнө
  • The US at least had the good sense to enact their (full) prohibition after the war and after introducing the federal income tax.

    T ZT Z5 цагийн өмнө
  • Great video!

    Ronnie WatkinsRonnie Watkins5 цагийн өмнө
  • As a kid in the 1960s, my Dad came home with a new kit called 'Pozi-driv', which was a type of cross-head similar to phillips, but the screwdrivers weren't interchangeable to any extent. I don't know if it was a European thing, but I never came across phillips screws until I started my apprenticeship in the 1970s.

    Beachcomber BobBeachcomber Bob5 цагийн өмнө
  • Being an electrical engineer myself, I fully appreciate everything in this monumental post. Thank you, THG for sharing this (and all your other posts about... well... everything). You are a National Treasure. 😀👍

    Scott ChappleScott Chapple5 цагийн өмнө
  • What happened to the British sailors? Did they get their rum ration revoked?

    NAVRETNAVRET5 цагийн өмнө
    • @The History Guy: History Deserves to Be Remembered There was a Beer Alowance, two cans a day instead .Back then if you didn't take the Tot you were marked in the Ships Bok as 'TT' . That meant you got an extra few bob in wages to make up.

      51WCDodge51WCDodge2 цагийн өмнө
    • Not until 1970- a day now remembered as 'Black Tot Day."

      The History Guy: History Deserves to Be RememberedThe History Guy: History Deserves to Be Remembered5 цагийн өмнө
  • Amazing, I listened closely to inflation being the ultimate downfall of the Czar, I wonder if the O'Biden , Camel Administration is listening.

    Ardelle WachterArdelle Wachter5 цагийн өмнө