Prohibition was definitely not one of those shining points in American history. In fact, attempts to regulate alcohol consumption go way back to the early days in US (even during the Colonial period). This infographic spells out a history of attempts (and failures) of alcohol legistlation, protests, repeals and so on... (read more...)
The Entire History of the World—Really, All of It—Distilled Into a Single Gorgeous Chart
“Histomap,” created by John B. Sparks, was first printed by Rand McNally in 1931. Focused on the Eurasian civilizations of the world, it does a very effective job of showing the rise and fall of empires. But don't forget about the other 4 inhabited continents!