Besides founding the world's most famous secret base, Yale economics professor Richard Bissell became one of history’s most influential spy chiefs and was the architect of the the doomed Bay of Pigs operation.

Robert Segee remembered the day in 1944 the children burned in Hartford. The day black smoke rose over Connecticut and the smell of burning canvas mixed with human flesh. It was a day that had haunted the capital city and the circus for decades and had become inextricably linked with his own…

On a fall day in 1936, just months before the airship’s fiery end, Connecticut residents stood slack-jawed as the pride of Nazi Germany soared overhead. Dubbed the ‘Millionaires’ Flight’ for the luminaries aboard, the spectacle appeared to confirm the ascendancy of airship travel. 

In 1965, the day before Columbus Day, Yale announced the existence of a spectacular rediscovered historic document: the Vinland Map. Dated to 1440 A.D., the purportedly Norse map depicted “Vinland,” the land discovered by Leif Ericson around 1000 and known today as Newfoundland. The document…