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



  • All this smart stuff didn't stop government bailouts. GM a bunch of crooks.

    Chuck SelvageChuck Selvage7 цагийн өмнө
  • Best content on MNthe

    Robert PierceRobert Pierce7 цагийн өмнө
  • Well spoken, to often we call people heros without realizing what it means to be a hero. Walt Hasser epitomised what it means to be a hero. Thank you for sharing his story. My wife's great uncle lies in one of the most distant cemetries in the world for a WWII New Zealand pilot, he is interred in Reykjavik War Cemetry along with 3 other New Zealanders.

    PeterJulianPhotosPeterJulianPhotos7 цагийн өмнө
  • The bigest tragedy of this tale happened in 2000. Scrapped!

    barker262barker2627 цагийн өмнө
  • a very favourite food for guinea pigs...

    captainbogglescaptainboggles7 цагийн өмнө
  • As an historian i felt this episode was really heartfelt. Thanks for reminding me of the importance of the human aspect of history.

    Neil HuxleyNeil Huxley7 цагийн өмнө
  • Winston Churchill was monster

    health is wealthhealth is wealth8 цагийн өмнө
  • Must you have that verbal affect where you drag your file consonants, particularly your ...Ssssssss....... Does that make you feel as though you sound smarter than you really are? And you are brilliant but do you have to work it?

    Mike GoodmanMike Goodman9 цагийн өмнө
  • Following on from this the story of Sir William Hillary is history that deserves to be remembered.

    Ian HodgsonIan Hodgson10 цагийн өмнө
  • THG and Mark Felton would *OWN* the History Channel section of MNthe, in a perfect world. RIP to the unknown number of souls forever lost to the seas.

    Htos 1avHtos 1av11 цагийн өмнө
  • I thought the US 90mm AA gun was about on part with the 88.

    GD OlsonGD Olson11 цагийн өмнө
  • I was listening intently, totally caught up in the story, when spontaneously, and unbeknownst to my conscious mind, I observed myself suddenly drawing a deep but pulsed breath that caught in my throat, lodged in my spasmed larynx, and instantly became aware of how wet my eyes had become, because when I next blinked, it released a stream of tears that just ran down my cheeks. I heard a thin quivering voice that involuntarily passed my lips that apparently could only muster a pathetic “... those poor people...”. Pathetic and unprofound as it was, it sprang from a truly empathetic yet broken heart, and from a soul that for a brief moment actually shared a tiny fragment of their unimaginable terror, panic, suffering, and pain. Such is the power of your art - the discovery, composition, and the delivery, combining to give a story a means to carry an impact commensurate with its gravity. In physics, force equals mass times acceleration, and where the mass is inherent to the story itself, that is, where it rates in terms of the human experience, but in that equation, the acceleration variable comes from you. No one could read the comments below and conclude otherwise. The few channels like this that haven’t been shut down or demonetized because the truth is Evil’s worst enemy, and because of society’s new-found tolerance of intolerance, are the best, but rarest, redeeming qualities to be found in social media platforms such as this one. Content like yours reaching the size of audience that it does, and measured as accurately as it is, as of this comment, about 60,000 views in <24 hrs after posting this video, against a backdrop of nearly a million subscribers... would surely rank as a shining example of this platform actually being a net asset to society. What would you have thought when you were in undergrad school if someone told you that you would be speaking in the Astrodome in front of at least sixty-thousand people who want to hear you present the mid-semester paper you wrote about the Powhatan Disaster? Or if they tried to tell you that fairly soon, you will be in the position where, as a routine, anything you release publicly has the potential to reach a million people, all who have taken demonstrative steps to make clear that they want to at least be notified anytime you say - anything...?

    Kenneth VaughanKenneth Vaughan11 цагийн өмнө
  • Anyone calling themselves the "history guy" must have something wrong with them.

    John LamondJohn Lamond12 цагийн өмнө
  • Since you, Mr. History Guy, seem to have a penchant for recounting tales of Duty and heroism, perhaps a treatment of the heroes who sacrificed themselves, attempting to respond to the Chernobyl disaster, might be worth considering. Thank you.

    Reltney McfeeReltney Mcfee13 цагийн өмнө
  • The way you told of this awful disaster actually brought a tear to my eye.

    Sandra WhitlockSandra Whitlock13 цагийн өмнө
  • I loved this.

    Jeff CoxJeff Cox13 цагийн өмнө
  • The internet doesn't exist. It's 30 years after Tom Brady's death, his 10 biggest fans get together and write a book about his life and accomplishments and wish that everyone live in his image.

    Lets Go FlyingLets Go Flying13 цагийн өмнө
  • Wow! What a fascinating story. The life car sounds like a completely made-up invention, and would fit very well in a Jules Verne story. It's crazy to hear that it was not only real, but really successful. Mind: blown.

    Desmond HawkinsDesmond Hawkins14 цагийн өмнө
  • Brazil was built on the backs of African slaves. Portugal was instrumental in that effort and helped turn Brazil into a monumental mess with its racist culture and without any appreciation for its ecology other than to plunder its natural resources. If it weren’t for Portugal’s colonialism, who is to say how Brazil might developed differently?

    Byron GordonByron Gordon14 цагийн өмнө
  • HG is a historian and also a true gentleman, with the most humane and touching approach to such an almost forgotten event. My full respect for him and his work.

    danroocdanrooc14 цагийн өмнө
  • This sounds exactly like what's happening today. MSM blowing things out of proportion making up lies, and the rich getting by with molesting young kids, and all while being expectable within their "Circle of Friends" Sounds like Hollywood and the Politicians that are protected by the Deep State doesn't it

    dennis taylordennis taylor14 цагийн өмнө
  • My call sign was "Junk Man" and I am not explaining why.

    TvideoTvideo15 цагийн өмнө
  • I believe Peter removed a Roman ear in the garden of Gethsemane. That's a pretty well known story too.

    David StoyanoffDavid Stoyanoff15 цагийн өмнө
  • Revolutionary war lake champlain stories please

    Shawn BarawShawn Baraw15 цагийн өмнө
  • An amazing horrifying confluence .. ‘Hope it doesn’t happen again anytime soon: it would be worse. Thanks HG !!

    Charles AustinCharles Austin16 цагийн өмнө
  • I felt sorry for that sailor who was hanged for desertion when he could have been innocent.

    altarushaltarush16 цагийн өмнө
  • It would be nearly 100 years later, in 1945, that my dad's ship would be bringing GI's back from the European theater of World War 2 from the same LaHavre France.

    Lee HuffLee Huff16 цагийн өмнө
  • Twist of fate that my people, the Cornish, went from great wreckers, to great lifeboatmen whilst always being great fishermen.

    Jeremy HannafordJeremy Hannaford16 цагийн өмнө
  • I'm pretty sure that I've somewhere seen a video examining one of the guns made for him.

    Kelton OliverKelton Oliver17 цагийн өмнө
  • I'm a huge fan of this channel. This is fascinating stuff.

    Adventure SeekerAdventure Seeker17 цагийн өмнө
  • Intense. Great work.

    Drew W EatonDrew W Eaton17 цагийн өмнө
  • All I have to say is, holy shit. An OG

    Sir-WorthingtonSir-Worthington17 цагийн өмнө
  • One Punjabi contemporary poet described the rule of Nader as a time “when all of India trembled with horror”.[84] The Kashmirian historian Lateef described him as follows: “Nader Shah, the horror of Asia, the pride and savior of his country, the restorer of her freedom and conqueror of India, who, having a simple origin, rose to such greatness that monarchs rarely have from birth”.[85] Joseph Stalin used to read about Nader Shah and admired him, calling him, along with Ivan the Terrible, a teacher. In Europe, Nader Shah was compared to Alexander the Great. Starting from a young age, Napoleon Bonaparte also used to read about and admire Nader Shah. Napoleon considered himself new Nader, and he himself was later called European Nader Shah.[86]

    S DS D17 цагийн өмнө
  • We used to call this car a Vegamatic

    Auston BostonAuston Boston17 цагийн өмнө
  • Well, there's one thing that can definitely be said about historians... few of them can tell the tale of historic remembrance the way our THG can. And, happily, that recorded fact is a piece of history that is going to be remembered in living color long into the future!

    Wild West GalWild West Gal17 цагийн өмнө
  • You are an awesome historian!

    David FuscoDavid Fusco17 цагийн өмнө
  • Dark memory, expressed beautifully. Kudos. Lance.

    gfs videosgfs videos18 цагийн өмнө
  • Us from VA pronounce it " POWuhTAN" : )

    Catheryn DentonCatheryn Denton18 цагийн өмнө
  • Exceptional story teller!

    John AustinJohn Austin18 цагийн өмнө
  • 393 thumbs down! What is wrong with these people! Exceptional story! Thank you!

    John AustinJohn Austin18 цагийн өмнө
  • A terrible, heartbreaking tragedy. Mother Nature can be cruel and unforgiving and this is a great and unfortunate example of that.

    Michael TruhettMichael Truhett18 цагийн өмнө
  • Poignant episode. Thanks.

    Carl BrownCarl Brown18 цагийн өмнө
  • Hey bro, these olives taste TERRIBLE. Try one!

    MadMan MachinationsMadMan Machinations18 цагийн өмнө
  • I don't know if this is a record but your vids always seen to run like this one is: 75K views in two days with likes running over 300 to one dislike. Looks like you've found your niche. Almost a million subs in just a few years.

    ladamyreladamyre18 цагийн өмнө
  • Would this be charactirized as "extreme weather"? I thought extreme weather was a rather current phenomenon, caused by soccer moms driving around in SUVs.

    Ryan MartinRyan Martin18 цагийн өмнө
  • Could this snow melt have been the so-called terra liquefaction or the mud floods?

    03REVO1103REVO1118 цагийн өмнө
  • I was on a ship that passed most of its fuel to three others that were crossing the Pacific as fast as possible. We rolled so much that night that I thought it would capsize.

    John PritchardJohn Pritchard19 цагийн өмнө
  • Not for the last time the Democrats attacked the Republic. Nasty bunch of bums.

    notsoserious09notsoserious0919 цагийн өмнө
  • Halsey seems to have been something of a cluck....

    John PritchardJohn Pritchard19 цагийн өмнө

    Courtney ArtCourtney Art19 цагийн өмнө
  • I think this is probably the best episode you have done. Very moving. There was a similar disaster on the coast of Wales in 1859 when the steamship "Royal Charter", bound from Australia to Liverpool, sank within 100 yards of shore. One of the sailors came from the nearby village. He drowned within sight of his father's front door.

    Peter DavyPeter Davy19 цагийн өмнө
  • Am proud to state I served the nuclear USS Barb SSN-585 as quartermaster (QM2-SS) and distinctly remember the battle flag with the train embroidered on a smaller version, a copy, of the original. We also had a CO with boldness and courage: Cdr. "The Daring and Fearless Young Man" Plath and an exacting, detail oriented, fast operating XO, "Wild Bill" LCdr Wm. McGann III. Good ole' days; tuff days; would do it again with them.

    Michael GalleMichael Galle19 цагийн өмнө
  • Pacques is a french word for Easter. Easter fell on the 16th of April that year.

    Diane JenkinsDiane Jenkins19 цагийн өмнө
  • Excellent work masterfully delivered. Thank you. Was there not a record of the manifest of the passengers that embarked from France? Granted, identification would like not have been possible but still, there would be names. Interested to know what you may know about that. Thanks!

    bandohemebandoheme19 цагийн өмнө
  • Indeed.

    TheMorganMonroeShowTheMorganMonroeShow19 цагийн өмнө
  • Deserves to be remembered indeed

    CoondawgCoondawg19 цагийн өмнө
  • Thy sea, O God, so great, My boat so small. It cannot be that any happy fate Will me befall Save as Thy goodness opens paths for me Through the consuming vastness of the sea. Thy winds, O God, so strong, So slight my sail. How could I curb and bit them on the long And saltry trail, Unless Thy love were mightier than the wrath Of all the tempests that beset my path? Thy world, O God, so fierce, And I so frail. Yet, though its arrows threaten oft to pierce My fragile mail, Cities of refuge rise where dangers cease, Sweet silences abound, and all is peace. - Winfred Ernest Garrison

    ralikdiverralikdiver19 цагийн өмнө
  • History is not just about war and sacrifice. It is sometimes also about chocolate.

    Carl BrownCarl Brown19 цагийн өмнө
  • "The wind in the wires made a tattletale sound when the waves broke over the railin, and every man knew as the Captain did too twas the witch of November come stealin." Gordon Lightfoot, The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald

    manic mechanicmanic mechanic19 цагийн өмнө
  • Sorry but my rule to live by is never trust a man in a bowtie.

    Proud,armed, ready to bugaloo DeplorableProud,armed, ready to bugaloo Deplorable19 цагийн өмнө
    • @The History Guy: History Deserves to Be Remembered sorry but can't trust your reply.

      Proud,armed, ready to bugaloo DeplorableProud,armed, ready to bugaloo Deplorable8 цагийн өмнө
    • Bad rule

      The History Guy: History Deserves to Be RememberedThe History Guy: History Deserves to Be Remembered15 цагийн өмнө
  • So many gave so much to protect the freedom of people they would never meet, and 75 years later, half the country would hand the whole place over to those same ideologies we defeated back then, all for a little short-term comfort.

    Scot CoonScot Coon20 цагийн өмнө
  • That was wild! Thanks!

    SuperJinkyOSuperJinkyO20 цагийн өмнө
  • I don't find this as cute or funny as some do. It's incompetence.

    Donald OglesbeeDonald Oglesbee20 цагийн өмнө
  • Horrendous attempt at pronunciation here, coming from a Keogh who lived in America for years. Granted many Americans would not know how to say the name correctly, almost all who learned of the correct phonetic pronunciation: (Kyo) were able to say it right. The e, the g, the h are silent. Many Americans pronounce it Key-o and that’s become accepted as far as I can tell. But County Carlow pronounced Carlock?! It’s Car-low, exactly as you would say in English from the spelling. But great story of an Irishman who fought along General Cooster. Oh sorry did I pronounce that wrong? 😅

    nkeoghnkeogh20 цагийн өмнө
  • Eternal Father, strong to save, Whose arm hath bound the restless wave, Who bid'st the mighty ocean deep Its own appointed limits keep; O hear us when we cry to Thee, For those in peril on the sea.

    FalcristFalcrist20 цагийн өмнө
  • Tonight we dine in hell!!!

    Alexander BrantAlexander Brant20 цагийн өмнө
  • Anchor bow-tie was a nice touch, Mrs. History Guy’s idea, or divine inspiration?

    fltof2fltof220 цагийн өмнө
    • LOL I do pick my own ties

      The History Guy: History Deserves to Be RememberedThe History Guy: History Deserves to Be Remembered15 цагийн өмнө
  • I wish someone would do a MNthe video on all the ordinances of World War II

    Zeno LachanceZeno Lachance20 цагийн өмнө
  • Argh. Damned MNthe. I wondered why THG hadn't posted any videos for a while, and it turned out I had been unsubscribed. Well, time to binge. :)

    AntisodaAntisoda20 цагийн өмнө
  • Yep. The world is riddled with broken arrows. :-/

    AntisodaAntisoda20 цагийн өмнө
  • The Battle of Okinawa: The Blood and the Bomb by George Feifer is a superb account of the entire battle, with an extensive account of the kamikaze-Navy struggle.

    leoameryleoamery20 цагийн өмнө
  • The Australians like the British said: Americans, over-sexed, over-paid , and over here.

    Lars PorsenaLars Porsena21 цагийн өмнө
  • Suggestion: the Pratt Street riot in Baltimore on April 19, 1861.

    Jack MorrowJack Morrow22 цагийн өмнө
  • It's not often you're caught out on your research, Lance, but I spotted two things... 1) Charles IX of France didn't do anything in 1434 since he wasn't born! (He became King in 1560. The typically 16th century costume should have shown you the approximate date.) 2) Geoffrey Chaucer didn't live in the 13th Century, but the 14th. (Now that you certainly should have known!) But these are just me being a smartarse -- you can tell by the spelling of that last word that I'm a Brit! -- as I hugely enjoy your very informative and amusing programmes.

    Simon RisleySimon Risley22 цагийн өмнө
  • Great historical moment told from a factual point of view and not an agenda. Well done.

    steve1311steve131122 цагийн өмнө
  • I think a episode on how states have broken apart and recombined as new states would be intresting.

    David FryerDavid Fryer23 цагийн өмнө
  • great video thank you

    Roy CoxRoy Cox23 цагийн өмнө
  • I've been that man, standing on a beach. Helpless to what was unfolding.

    Lucas HinchLucas Hinch23 цагийн өмнө
  • This reminds me of the loss of 'The Royal Charter' in the gale of that name off Anglesey, N.Wales in Oct. 1859. Only a few crew were saved by 'breeches bouy'. Those (especially women) with heavy clothing of the time and gold from Australia on their persons were saved. Charles Dickens, later on, threw a coin over where the ship had foundered, so close was the vessel to shore; a cottager even recognised his son on the deck.

    john jephcotejohn jephcote23 цагийн өмнө
  • This guy does some interesting stories...

    Rex MulterRex Multer23 цагийн өмнө