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Grace Taylor

Grace Taylor

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The Isdal Woman: The Coldest Case Of The Cold War

August 3, 2021

Isdalen, where the woman was discovered. (Reinhardheydt/Wikimedia Commons) On...

1904: The Worst Olympics Ever

July 27, 2021

Full-length portrait of Felix Carvajal de Soto, Cuban athlete, who competed in the marathon, standi...

History Of Space Travel: From Science Fiction To Scienc...

July 23, 2021

A view of the Earth appears over the Lunar horizon as the Apollo 11 Co...

The Burning Of Washington: When The British Attacked Th...

July 19, 2021

Burning of Washington, Paul de Thoyras. (Library of Congress/Wikimedia...

The Murder of Vincent Chin and How It Changed America

July 15, 2021

Lillie Chin (mother of Vincent Chin, who was clubbed to death by two white ...

The Affair Of The Diamond Necklace, Or How A Queen Lost...

July 11, 2021

Marie Antoinette's execution on October 16, 1793. (Unknown author/Wiki...

How The Hollywood Sign Became An Icon

July 7, 2021

A sign advertises the opening of the Hollywoodland housing development in the hills on Mulh...

Policarpa: The Teenage Spy

June 29, 2021

Policarpa Salavarrieta. (José María Espinosa Prieto/Wikipedia Commons) Policarpa Salavarrieta, seams...

Smallpox: The First Bioweapon

June 25, 2021

A transmission electron micrograph of smallpox viruses using a negative stain technique. (Getty Ima...

George Orwell: His Life And Cultural Influence

June 21, 2021

A poster with the famous words 'Big Brother is Watching You' from a 1965 B.B.C. T....

Bat Boy: The Millennial Superstar Created By Weekly Wor...

June 15, 2021

Cover of Weekly World News featuring Bat Boy. (Weekly World News via t...

Did Voter Fraud Kill Edgar Allan Poe? The 'Cooping' The...

June 13, 2021

American short story writer, poet, and critic Edgar Allan Poe (1809–18...

Inside The Church Of Bones Made Of 40,000 Departed Huma...

June 9, 2021

Colorized photo of a chandelier made of skulls and bones in the Sedlec...

Chang And Eng: The Conjoined Twins Who Profited As 'Fre...

June 5, 2021

The Siamese twins, Chang and Eng. (Hulton-Deutsch Collection/CORBIS/Co...

Life Was Cheap In The U.S.S.R.: The 1982 Salang Tunnel ...

June 3, 2021

Local residents walk along with a donkey carrying water pots after hea...

Has Chernobyl, Nuclear Disaster Site, Become A Haven Fo...

May 31, 2021

A photo taken on January 22, 2016 shows wild Przewalski's horses on a ...

Why Do Cats Sit In Boxes? The Origin Of "If I Fits, I S...

May 20, 2021

Cat inside a cardboard box. (Felipe Rodriguez/VWPics/Universal Images ...

David Attenborough: A Voice You Know, And A Man You Don...

May 12, 2021

TV presenter David Attenborough walking to work on a snowy morning the...

Radical Republicans: The Anti-Slavery Group Who Pressur...

May 4, 2021

Political cartoon by Thomas Nast (1840-1902) depicting the Republican ...

Ulysses S. Grant: President, General, Alcoholic, And Pr...

May 2, 2021

The 18th President of the United States, Ulysses S. Grant. (Library of...

Kamikazes: What Were They? Who Were They And How Did Th...

April 12, 2021

Japanese kamikaze putting on his forehead bandeau with rising sun, Pac...

1797: First Ever Parachute Jump Is Made Over Paris

April 11, 2021

Schematic depiction of Garnerin's first parachute used in the Parc Monceau des...

P.T. Barnum: Circus Magnate And Entertainer Extraordina...

April 7, 2021

Phineas Taylor "P. T." Barnum (July 5, 1810–April 7, 1891). (Harvard L...

The Rock Springs Massacre Of 1885: When 28 Chinese Mine...

April 4, 2021

An illustration of a massacre published in Harper's Weekly, September ...

Pinkertons: The Old West's Secret Police That Still Exi...

March 30, 2021

Pinkerton on horseback on the Antietam Battlefield in 1862. (Library o...

Jonas Salk: Inventor Of The Polio Vaccine (Life, Bio, &...

March 28, 2021

Dr. Jonas Salk displays his polio vaccine, which he developed in a Uni...

1977: The Worst Accident In Civil Aviation History Wher...

March 27, 2021

Wreckage on the runway of Los Rodeos after the Tenerife airport disast...

1837 Canada Gives Black Citizens Right To Vote, Though ...

March 24, 2021

People enter a polling station in Toronto to vote in the federal elect...

A History Of Tavern Names And Their Clever Wordplay

March 18, 2021

Charles Douglas Barr enjoys a pint outside The Last Drop pub in the Grassmark...

Parade History: When Did We Start Doing This All The Ti...

March 15, 2021

Confetti covers the crowd gathered for the Washington Nationals parade...