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



  • Just like the tug USS Verio which has more battle stars than many warships, she has more awards than many that fought in that war.

    Thomas BThomas B3 цагийн өмнө
  • It's so messed up that people of god are always a bunch of killers

    abtheflagmanabtheflagman4 цагийн өмнө
  • Thank you for such fantastic content!!!!! One of my favorite channels on MNthe!!!!! Your history stories are told so well its like I was there!!!!

    Chuck TChuck T4 цагийн өмнө
  • Thank you for an objective description of our history, the pronounciation was off, but your heart was in it! <3 Ngā mihi e te kaiako.

    Zemara Waru-KeelanZemara Waru-Keelan5 цагийн өмнө
  • Let us not forget the glory hard-earned!

    James deleosJames deleos5 цагийн өмнө
  • Of the many reasons to be neutral,spitefulness is the most unacceptable.

    Chen Fawn MengChen Fawn Meng5 цагийн өмнө
  • I can’t even imagine that only one person, out of 15k, tried to stop the fire.

    Gelatin SkeletonGelatin Skeleton5 цагийн өмнө
  • Thank you History Guy. this is definitely one of my favorite channels on YT.

    SlugHunter20SlugHunter205 цагийн өмнө
  • This is my official favorite video of yours!

    It's Just MeIt's Just Me5 цагийн өмнө
  • I think it's a testament of luck for the Myoko. That ship had a charmed life and just would not die. Surviving two serious torpedo hits , and then surviving a midget submarine attack.

    Drew BurtDrew Burt5 цагийн өмнө
  • My dad part of the chemical disposal team back in the early 90s. He loved that job safety getting rid of bombs. Proud of his efforts. Great video.

    Don vandewerkenDon vandewerken5 цагийн өмнө
  • Re; our navy leadership has always had a problem with any task that is not involving a large warship. Historically, you can see the Navy dodging out of Pt boats, saved by MacArthur, and in WW2, they turned most of the amphibious vessels over to the Coast Guard. The Coast Guard operated the landing craft, Amphibious ships like LST's and Troop transport vessels. The Coast Guard, in time of war, is attached to the Navy. This why the Coast Guard and the Marine Corp. have a long history together and mutual dislike of the Navy. The Navy, attached surgically to the military industrial complex, Focuses only on the newest and most expensive innovations. In WW2 is was the aircraft carrier and aircraft as it is now, and dismissed the old gear, like Battleships, even though the old gear is what got most the work done. During Vietnam, the Navy famously made an untenable decision that all guns were obsolete. Missiles only. way to go at a quarter million a pop. Were they wrong? Yes. Had to bring back the BB. Then refit every single jet fighter and surface ship with guns. The Navy always finds excuses to decommission the BB. Saying to much manpower, or guns are not accurate. All a crock. Just ask yourself what Army can field a 14 or 16 inch gun to the enemies door step and pound it to dust.. Ask any Marine what they think about a BB nearby while landing on a hostile shore.

    Steve CSteve C6 цагийн өмнө
  • but how do they taste?

    Canuckster1169Canuckster11696 цагийн өмнө
  • Thank you for this story! I have been a Type I Diabetic for 41 years and I am still "Alive and Kicking".

    trime1851trime18516 цагийн өмнө
  • To those who find it odd that the Baltimore Orioles were an elite team of the era, that Orioles team was not the same one that bears that name today. The Baltimore Orioles of the 1890s moved to New York to become the Highlanders, and later the Yankees.

    Casey DanielsCasey Daniels6 цагийн өмнө
  • I wonder how it taste

    maverick357maverick3576 цагийн өмнө
  • Worse than that Bay Bridge World Series (SF Giants vs Oakland A(thletic)s) of 1989 that started the Loma Prieta earthquake in game three.

    Najwa LaylahNajwa Laylah6 цагийн өмнө
  • Another great and informative video. But I got my preconceptions about what a castle should be is from Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.

    memonk11memonk117 цагийн өмнө
  • Five thousand pounds of bombs sounds very very much too high. Two thousand would be more like it.

    CJ WilliamsCJ Williams7 цагийн өмнө
  • If Hitler had not repeated Napoleon's error, WWII would have had a very different shape in Europe.

    dgr8zoddgr8zod8 цагийн өмнө
  • Busy year for Boston in 1894. In November H.H. Holmes was arrested on Hancock Street on an outstanding warrant from Texas.

    john keenanjohn keenan8 цагийн өмнө
  • There have been many stories I've heard, one is that there were not enough rifles, so the unarmed followed behind and picked up rifles of the dead, true?

    John JungeJohn Junge8 цагийн өмнө
  • Lolz I was thinking the stalin controlled media had made half of it up

    Brian JOnkerBrian JOnker8 цагийн өмнө
  • A fantastic excellent episode

    Geoffrey WilsonGeoffrey Wilson8 цагийн өмнө
  • The fact no one is known to have died in such a big blaze in a city is incredible.

    NameymcnamefaceNameymcnameface8 цагийн өмнө
  • I could wish the Big They took better care of their bombs. Anyway I have an idea for a show. Yorke Island BC. The site of a WW2 gun emplacement. 3 big artillery pieces were manned at that time taking the very reasonable precaution of guarding the strait. It has a look that is perhaps ahead of its time. It looks very much like cold war bunkers I have seen on other videos. After WW2, There was of course over 40 years heavy business in submarines. That narrow part of the strait was undoubtably tricky to navigate. As a child, I actually saw a submarine heading northwest in that direction. I think it reasonable that it was not rare that this happened. In fact a common strategic thing to do. It stands to reason a base for both monitoring foreign navy activity and having a place for our own ships and submarines to go quickly in the event of a problem at that latitude might have been thought useful. At least for a while. Anyway I never heard of it. Not a word. Not WW2 stuff or anything but a simple story of caretakers. It could be just my imagination but the look of those structures and the large underground rooms is eerie.

    Jeff OlstadJeff Olstad8 цагийн өмнө
  • That bureaucrat is still alive today and works at the CDC.

    Steve SSteve S8 цагийн өмнө
  • It’s funny how all these guys made $30,000 a year by today’s standards, yet they still played and loved the game. What would happen if we paid today’s players a salary like that?

    John DakerJohn Daker8 цагийн өмнө
  • I love seeing Grogu back there on the shelf.

    Michael ScottMichael Scott9 цагийн өмнө
  • BEER..hmm: dunkle, wheat mit heffer, oh I love Belgian Abbey beer - Leffe, oh The Hofbrau house, ... Bells Amber for 40 years, Smithwick's Irsh Red,

    Jerold AulphJerold Aulph9 цагийн өмнө
  • I want to see someone do a tesla conversion on a vaga, I bet it would do wheel stands.

    Dani HopeDani Hope9 цагийн өмнө
  • Your Late. When I was like 6 I discovered and caught this ancient fish in Pokemon FIRST! This fish's real name is Relicanth!

    Entrepreneurial EngineeringEntrepreneurial Engineering9 цагийн өмнө
  • The Chevrolet Chevette, the only chev worse, my drivers ed car in 1975. Still had the manual choke and if not started perfectly on a cold morning it would flood. Many times me and my mates had to push start the hunk because the battery would die trying to start a flooded vehicle. Wouldn't trade it in for the world.

    Charles FollowwillCharles Followwill9 цагийн өмнө
  • A junkie once told me of the grand subtleties of berry Weizen beer then asked me if I wanted to try some heroin, I can't say for certain that there was a connection, but I feel that "Reinheitsgebot" should be implemented right away to stop the horrors of craft beer.

    Daniel MartinezDaniel Martinez9 цагийн өмнө
  • I never had a problem with mine. I guess when you take care of something, it lasts.

    Curtis BryceCurtis Bryce9 цагийн өмнө
  • evolution is awesome, it turned the coelacanth, into, wait for it, wait for it, a coelacanth. Wow, I am totally blown away at the changed of species evolution gives us.

    Mr Grey manMr Grey man9 цагийн өмнө
  • Always informative. History Guy.... By chance is there a history about toothpicks or even toothpaste???

    ruben penaruben pena10 цагийн өмнө
  • An episode on the Porcupine Gold Rush would be cool

    JP BonhommeJP Bonhomme10 цагийн өмнө
  • Love your videos. 1st video I couldn’t finish. Please upload without the music... I see now you did. 👍🏼

    Ro EBRo EB10 цагийн өмнө
  • Okay we had Captain Sully and his movie. Now we need Captain Dardano get a movie for his incredible exploits. Flying by the seat of your pants!

    TexMex60TexMex6010 цагийн өмнө
  • My grandfather was wounded in the battle of Moscow

    Marat KaidauloffMarat Kaidauloff10 цагийн өмнө
  • lo

    David galvezDavid galvez10 цагийн өмнө
  • If evolution is real and the coelacanth has been around since 50 million years ago, why hasn't it evolved?

    wrongfully accusedwrongfully accused10 цагийн өмнө
  • It is grimly comical how many disasters are either caused or exacerbated by the people in charge trying to save money.

    Troy BaerTroy Baer11 цагийн өмнө
  • Yes, I remember them. My brother had a late model-used one, but it was typical of its history. Great body style-poor, severely underpowered power train that shit itself often around 40 thousand miles. Great body, guys would put real motors in them and take them to the track. But this car was so underpowered, you had to push the throttle to the floor just to get it moving at a red light , and if you were first in line? Ouch!! My brother who owned the Vega, once barrows my cutlass Supreme and actually turned the car around in the middle of an intersection at a red light because pushing that throttle to the floor has wildly different results, lol.. Very true story!

    Dave Barnes Sr.Dave Barnes Sr.11 цагийн өмнө
  • Who remembers V-8 Vegas?

    Jay FribergJay Friberg11 цагийн өмнө
  • 1781-1783 1st Black President is John Hanson, before George Washington.

    Timothy ThomasTimothy Thomas11 цагийн өмнө
  • A few years back I was out fishing on the Puyallup River. And I smelled hops. And found wild growing hops that I think are survivors of the Great hops blight of 1892. Cascade Hops,I took about four foot of bine and roots, plus all the mature flowers I could pick. Brewed one hell of a batch of beer, have hops growing nicely this year, and was tending to them when this popped up.

    Howlingmad MudduckHowlingmad Mudduck11 цагийн өмнө
  • The fort at the Golden Gate in San Francisco Was intended to defend San Francisco in the Civil War. The Golden Gate Bridge was redesigned to keep from having to demolish the old fort. It still proudly stands.

    Albert JenkinAlbert Jenkin11 цагийн өмнө
  • Reality: He would have murdered for Hitler in an unjust war against all nations of the world. The history guy is sickening in that he cannot grasp the potential murderer whom he praises. All Americans should reject such incompetent effeminacy coming from an empty suit, a talking head.

    Mano NfireMano Nfire12 цагийн өмнө
  • This is one of the Best, if not the to date Sir 👏 @THG Our family appreciates your commitment to excellence.

    Byron MartinByron Martin12 цагийн өмнө
  • I really appreciate this channel. Very well narrated. Thanks.

    Keith HankinsKeith Hankins12 цагийн өмнө
  • Coelacanth: "My death was greatly exaggerated."

    Peusterokos1Peusterokos112 цагийн өмнө
  • You should do an episode on lead. Lead Paint...leaded gas....all that.

    john weeksjohn weeks12 цагийн өмнө
  • The problem with people is that they're human, and are reluctant to accept that as the truth. Being human, we only know what we've been exposed to, maybe. Most of the time, we don't know what we don't know. So we run with superficial observation, systematic assumption, and just down right fairy tale manifestation! No thanks, I'll stick to the Bible. Cool fish.

    Gentry TiptonGentry Tipton12 цагийн өмнө
  • Hold on. 'Craft beer' is of the highest quality, and only a fraction of it is 'flavored'. I agree about the weird flavors, but the more traditional flavors are superior in every way to any domestic beer. Full stop.

    James HisselfJames Hisself12 цагийн өмнө
  • God that coelacanth in the thumbnail is so ugly and inaccurate.

    Hamsters am I RightHamsters am I Right12 цагийн өмнө
  • Advice to the world all countries, do not enlist in the army. Why? the political leader's will use you as cannon fodder.

    thomas pearsonthomas pearson12 цагийн өмнө
  • I tried both, and I do prefer with no music. Great video as usual! 👍

    James HisselfJames Hisself12 цагийн өмнө
  • I remember learning about this as a kid, and to this day I believe that the fascination I got from a living dinosaur is what originally fueled my love for history.

    HotSprinklesHotSprinkles13 цагийн өмнө
  • Great video!

    Alex MoralesAlex Morales13 цагийн өмнө
  • This is why German beer is the best in the world. About 25 years ago I went out drinking in Cologne and drunk about 14 or 15 liters of Kolsch over roughly 9 hours. I got back to my hotel at 4am and at 9am was in a conference with no hangover. I've had terrible hangovers from drinking half that amount in Belgium.

    TBirdNeilTBirdNeil13 цагийн өмнө
  • I always feel sorry for Pioneer 10 and 11 lost in the shadows of Voyager 1 and 2 although amazingly they are only 2 of 5 human made objects to exist the Solar System.... eventually.

    kevan hubbardkevan hubbard13 цагийн өмнө
  • Another example, showing we know nothing. But, we sure believe a lot.

    Robert MitchellRobert Mitchell13 цагийн өмнө
  • 91 years later...

    TBirdNeilTBirdNeil13 цагийн өмнө
  • Seeadler, meaning sea eagle, is a German word properly pronounced zay ahdler with the emphasis on the first syllable.

    Edward ONealEdward ONeal14 цагийн өмнө
  • love the fact that the 'Coelacant panflect' were first... and in almost perfect Portuguese apart from a few comas placement... the only major flaw was the word "Canseiras" (that is mostly slang) and should be used "esforços (efforts)" instead... "Chinese medicine practitioners" are becoming one of the huge factors in the extinction of some species.... I urge them to stay with they old recipes... mainly mercury (Hg),,, By the way... I think use of the Portuguese language first just reveals the prophetic habilities of the author: ;-) ""

    ZEE IBITZEE IBIT14 цагийн өмнө
  • I remember reading about a cargo ship that was holding mustard or a nerve gas that blew up in a port in Italy . We had it there is case the Germans decided to use it . Check up that one !

    Lonnie TothLonnie Toth14 цагийн өмнө
  • I enjoyed the music, but I prefer YOUR content without music. Your rhythm didn't match the music, which made it more distracting. It's good to try new things though. Now I'm off to watch the same video again without music!

    Cameron StewartCameron Stewart14 цагийн өмнө
  • Why do you not expose the History of Periodic System at all ?

    Gabriele BonatoGabriele Bonato14 цагийн өмнө
  • Why do you not expose the History of Periodic System at all ?

    Gabriele BonatoGabriele Bonato14 цагийн өмнө
  • I lived in Northwest Moscow on Panfilov's 28 Guardsmen Street (Улица 28-и Панфиловцев)

    Paul KachurPaul Kachur15 цагийн өмнө
  • I caught a Dork fish with a corn dog once.

    Jonathan PaschJonathan Pasch15 цагийн өмнө
  • I thought "fishes" wasn't a word.

    Jonathan PaschJonathan Pasch15 цагийн өмнө
  • They should have just called them "New Beer" and "Beer Classic".

    Al MehargAl Meharg15 цагийн өмнө
  • music vid or a info vid ?

    Doug StittDoug Stitt15 цагийн өмнө
  • I was on the Johnson Atoll closure team project in 2003-2004. And it was one of the highlights of my 22 year career in hazardous materials removal and building Demolition. What a beautiful place to work and I started researching the history of J.A. and read about a lot of the things that happened there, but this video really filled in some of the gaps. I also got to do some training there in the mid 80s when I was in the Army stationed in Hawaii. Great memories. Thanks for the video.

    Manual RamirezManual Ramirez15 цагийн өмнө
  • Fabulous! Great episode! I would like to see an episode about the Brandenburg Beer War: sounds highly amusing as only you can make it!

    Leslie NordmanLeslie Nordman15 цагийн өмнө
  • News Bullitin F.B. APPROVED WARNING : This fisH Is perhaps larger than our Planet itself. It can easily swallow our planet. Caution should be protected from the wind as we observe this fish. Do not put your fingers in its mouth. This fish will not eat peanut butter. F. B. will confirm this. The fish can behave in an outrageous manner upon disturbing. F.B. has confirmed that it can speak several languages, but prefers not to get into arguments.

    Dan MatelskyDan Matelsky15 цагийн өмнө
  • Oh wow

    Samhian BlackmoonSamhian Blackmoon15 цагийн өмнө