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Four Unusually Dramatic Disasters of the Past

Historical Facts | September 16, 2018

An abandoned house, damaged by Hurricane Katrina, in the eerie glow of streetlamps is seen in the lower Ninth Ward of New Orleans on August 15, 2015. AFP PHOTO / LEE CELANO ...

Unbelievable But True

Historical Facts | September 15, 2018

A robot waiter stands in a restaurant at Huangpu District on July 3, 2016 in Shanghai, China. The robot waiter is used to deliver food to customers, and it can play welcoming words and music. (Phot...

Eighteen Hundred and Froze to Death: The Year Without Summer

1800s | September 14, 2018

(Photo by BSIP/UIG via Getty Images) Think our weather is wacky sometimes? It is nothing compared to 1816, also known as the Year Without a Summer in the Uni...

What We Should Know About the Shoot-Out at the O.K. Corral

1800s | September 13, 2018

When you ask someone to think about the Old West and some of the key events that occurred during the days of cowboys, outlaws, and small-town sheriffs, one ev...

The Great Lakes Version of The Bermuda Triangle

Historical Facts | September 12, 2018

Sunset over Lake Michigan with lighthouse (Photo by: Digital Light Source/UIG via Getty Images) The Bermuda Triangle has cemented its status as one of the most mysterious...

How the Worst Day for American Firefighters Led to Safety Changes

Today in History | September 11, 2018

The names of all 343 firefighters from the New York Fire lost in the September 11 are read out, followed by a prayer before the climb. (Photo by Shirley ...

Disney’s "Moana" Depicts an Actual Event in Polynesian History

Historical Facts | September 10, 2018

There was much hype and anticipation when Disney announced that it would release a Polynesian-based feature-length animated movie, called Moana, in 2016...

NASCAR in the 1950s

1950s | September 9, 2018

The very first beach race was in 1936 in Daytona.Daytona Beach is the starting place of every season in NASCAR even though now they actually race on a real track rather than the beach. This beach ...

Electronics in the Early Days

1900s | September 9, 2018

Electronics in the early days were much different than they are today. Most young people today would not even recognize many of the gadgets that were used by their parents and grandparent...

Dodo Birds – A Misunderstood Extinction Story

Animals in History | September 7, 2018

(Raphus cucullatus), Columbidae. Artwork by Kevin Lyles. (Photo by DeAgostini/Getty Images) Although they are extinct, dodo birds live on in many of our sayings and phras...

Abigail Adams: The Colonial Feminist

People | September 6, 2018

Engraved portrait of Abigail Smith Adams (1744 - 1818), late 1700s. She was the wife of the second American president, John Adams, and the mother of John Quincy Adams, the sixth Amer...

Mel’s Hole: A Sensational Urban Myth of a Mysterious Bottomless Pit

1990s | September 5, 2018

On February 21, 1997, a gentleman called into the radio show, Coast to Coast AM, hosted by Art Bell, with a sensational and unbelievable tale. His ...

Twelve People in History You Didn’t Know Were Redheads

People | September 4, 2018

Ed Sheeran embraces his gingerness, but we bet you didn’t know just how many historical redheads there have been. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for Apple Mus...

Between a Rock and a Hard Place: Aron Ralston’s Difficult Decision

People | September 3, 2018

Aron Ralston knows a thing to two about survival. As an avid climber and outdoorsman, he has had his share of close calls, including surviving an av...

Medicine of the Past Was Almost As Bad As the Illness!

1800s | August 31, 2018

City dwellers walking past advertising signs for 'Orzone Olive Oil Emulsion, a delicious tonic beverage unequaled for chest and nerve troubles, sleeplessness and in...

‘Little Sure Shot’, Annie Oakley

1800s | August 30, 2018

When it comes to Old West heroines, one name often pops to mind – Annie Oakley. The eagle-eyed sharpshooting woman was so accomplished with her gun that she was invited to join Buf...

Katie Mulcahey and New York’s Short-Lived Women’s Smoking Ban

1900s | August 29, 2018

Two girls lighting cigarettes, 23 April, 1931, have the right to do so thanks to Katie Mulcahey. Photograph by Leslie Cardew. (Photo by Daily Herald Arch...