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Mount Rushmore Construction Pictures: History, Facts, & Trivia About When It Was Finished

1900s | November 14, 2019

The Mount Rushmore National Memorial in Keystone, South Dakota was carved into granite in the Black Hills. Ninety percent of the ...

Rebel Without A Cause: Curse, Trivia, And More

1950s | November 13, 2019

Released on October 27, 1955, nearly a month after Dean's fatal car accident on September 30, Rebel Without a Cause was a groundbreaking film that portrayed the disillusionm...

Baby Fae, A Baboon Heart, And Bioethics

1980s | November 11, 2019

On October 14, 1984, a tiny, premature, and the very sick baby was born in California. Although her birth certificate listed her name as Stephanie Fae Beauclair, she became kno...

Irene Triplett: The Last Surviving Civil War Pension Recipient

Civil War | November 11, 2019

Civil War reenactors dressed as Confederate cavalry and artillery take part in a reenactment of the Battle of Appomattox. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images...

The REO Speed Wagon: Ransom E. Olds's Flatbed Truck

1900s | November 10, 2019

Before automobiles were an American way of life, automotive daydreamers attempted to create a market with models that they thought would inspire drivers to take to the ...

Edward Paisnel: A Masked Sex Offender Known As 'The Beast Of Jersey'

1950s | November 9, 2019

When you live in an isolated area, you have to find your own ways to entertain yourself. You could go with something harmlessly mild, like erecting...

Georgia Tann Abducted Children And Sold Them To Celebrities And Pedophiles, Making Millions

People | November 8, 2019

Have you ever wondered why someone would get it into their head to steal babies and flip them like so many houses? Well, you...

PBS: All The Good Things PBS Has Done For This Country

1900s | November 7, 2019

With Netflix flipping the traditional TV model on its head and traditional network giants like Disney and HBO creating their own streaming services, how we consu...

Sex Pistols: Stories, Legends, And Anarchy

1970s | November 6, 2019

Their playing may have been questionable, and they may have only recorded one real album, but there was no one more outrageous or who inspired more artists than The Sex Pistols....

Monopoly: A Brief History, Facts, Trivia

1900s | November 5, 2019

Money on a Monopoly board. Source: (Photo by Lynne Cameron/PA Images via Getty Images) Monopoly is one of America's best-loved board games, enjoyed by wannabe moguls, future ty...

Steve Martin's Wedding Was A Surprise To His Guests

Events | November 4, 2019

Weddings are joyous occasions. Two people tying the knot of the love they share, surrounded by friends and family---what's not to like? Nevertheless, there's always...

Tulsa Race Massacre: What Happened, Why, And The Aftermath

1920s | November 3, 2019

Some acts and misdeeds are so horrendous that they're hidden from history until they're nearly forgotten. The Tulsa Race Massacre is one of those moments in time...

Groucho Marx: Behind The Mustache

People | November 2, 2019

Comedian Grouch Marx with his trademark mustache. (Photo by Ralph Crane/The LIFE Images Collection via Getty Images/Getty Images) Of the five Marx brothers, Groucho Marx may be the mo...

Nuremberg Trials: Sentencing, Trivia, Criminals, And Aftermath

1940s | November 1, 2019

The Nuremberg trials of 1946 were some of the most controversial and difficult legal proceedings of the 20th century. Over the course of five years, 13 trial...

The History Of Trick-Or-Treating: From The 16th Century To Today

Medieval History | October 31, 2019

Children trick or treating at Halloween. Source: (Photo by Photofusion/Universal Images Group via Getty Images) Trick-or-treating is such a big part of ...

War of the Worlds: The Original Broadcast, Aftermath, And Myths

1930s | October 30, 2019

As legend has it, Orson Welles's infamous radio adaptation of The War of the Worlds by H.G. Welles was such a polarizing piece of fiction that it sent liste...

The Jigsaw Halloween Blood Drives Have Saved Over 360,000 Lives

Events | October 29, 2019

Saw, the film series in which piles of unlucky people are killed in ironic and gruesome ways isn't exactly what you'd call "elevated horror." After raking i...

The Day Elvis Helped Fight Polio

Events | October 28, 2019

Elvis Presley receiving a polio vaccination from Dr. Leona Baumgartner and Dr. Harold Fuerst at CBS Studio 50 in New York City. Source: (Photo by Seymour Wally/NY Daily News Archive via ...

Carl Tanzler's Obsession With Elena de Hoyos Went Way Too Far Beyond Death

1900s | October 27, 2019

True love---or at least, true obsession---conquers all. In this case, it even conquered death. In 1933, Carl Tanzler was so head over heels for 2...

Hocus Pocus Was A Critical And Box Office Failure Until Fairly Recently

Movies | October 26, 2019

As soon as the calendar page flips to October, fans of the 1993 movie Hocus Pocus, which starred the fabulous Bette Midler and equally fabulous ...

This Is How Americans Celebrated Halloween In The Early 20th Century

1900s | October 25, 2019

While it's always been a little spooky and a lot of fun, Halloween hasn't always looked the way it does now. Dressing up and carving pumpkins has alway...

Wolverine Woman: Jo Cameron Has Healing Powers, Feels No Pain

Medical History | October 24, 2019

Not the actual Wolverine woman. Source: (Photo by Ollie Millington/Getty Images) As kids, everyone dreams of gaining superpowers like teleportation or the ...

Samuel Little: The Most Prolific Serial Killer In U.S. History Has Finally Been Found

People | October 23, 2019

Samuel Little, Maybe The Most Prolific Serial Killer In American History (Photo by Bob Chamberlin/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images)...

Bethlem Hospital: London's Infamous, Horrible, And Terrifying Insane Asylum

British History | October 22, 2019

Mental institutions and real-life insane asylums of the past were essentially real-life horror movies. It shouldn't be a shock that their condit...

Devil's Night, Mischief Night, Or Cabbage Night: What Do You Call The Night Before Halloween?

Events | October 21, 2019

Mischief Night, Cabbage Night, the pre-Halloween candy fast---depending on where you grew up, you not only called the night be...

How Telling Ghost Stories Around A Fire Used To Be A Christmas Tradition, Until Halloween Took Over

1800s | October 20, 2019

With the nights growing longer and a chill filling the air, is there a better way to stay warm than curling up around th...

The History of Jack-O'-Lanterns: Carving Pumpkins On Halloween Originates In Celtic Tradition

Events | October 19, 2019

Today, jack-o'-lanterns are a Halloween staple that almost single-handedly keep America's pumpkin farmers in business. Ori...

Ragamuffin Day: The Precursor To Halloween That The NYT Tried To Erase

1800s | October 18, 2019

Kids dressed in crazy costumes going door to door begging for treats---it sounds a lot like Halloween, doesn't it? It could be, except for a few ...

Rolex Murder: How A Dead Man's Fancy Watch Led To His Murderer

Events | October 17, 2019

A Rolex watch helped to solve a crime and bring Canada’s most water criminal to justice. Source: (Photo by Laura Cavanaugh/FilmMagic/Getty Images) Albert ...

Etruscans History: The First Romans Were Actually Black People

Ancient History | October 16, 2019

Attic kyathos amphora with warrior, from the Etruscan civilisation, 6th-5th century BC. Source: (Photo by DeAgostini/Getty Images) The Etruscan people pop...

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