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Jacob Shelton

Jacob Shelton

Writer

Jacob Shelton is a Los Angeles based writer. For some reason this was the most difficult thing he’s written all day, and here’s the kicker – his girlfriend wrote the funny part of that last sentence. As for the rest of the bio? That’s pure Jacob, baby. He’s obsessed with the ways in which singular, transgressive acts have shaped the broader strokes of history, and he believes in alternate dimensions, which means that he’s great at a dinner party. When he’s not writing about culture, pop or otherwise, he’s adding to his found photograph collection and eavesdropping on strangers in public.

Originalism: History Of The Word, Meaning, Definition, ...

October 24, 2020

Scene at the Signing of the Constitution of the United States. (Howard...

How Long Did The 2000 Presidential Election Results Tak...

October 23, 2020

Disenfranchised Voters Protest at the U.S. Supreme Court on December 1...

The Jesuit Order: How Catholicism Took Over The World

October 17, 2020

Monochrome version of the IHS emblem of the Jesuits. (Moranski/Wikimedia Co...

Cleopatra: Things You Didn't Know About The Last Ruler ...

October 16, 2020

Most likely a posthumously painted portrait of Cleopatra with red hai...

Hermann Goering: Things You Didn't Know About One Of Hi...

October 15, 2020

Hitler with Göring on balcony of the Chancellery, Berlin, March 16, 19...

The Outer Space Treaty Of 1967: The International Commu...

October 10, 2020

(NASA) From the moment that man started venturing into space, it bec...

Dictators Who Kept Their Dire Health Scares Secret From...

October 9, 2020

(Warren K. Leffler/Wikimedia Commons) Whether they're ruthless warlo...

Every Time A Sitting U.S. President Has Ever Hidden The...

October 8, 2020

(N. Currier/Wikimedia Commons) No matter the era, the well-being of ...

The Battle Of Berlin: What Happened And How Hitler Was ...

October 3, 2020

(Mil.ru/Wikimedia Commons) As brutal and gruesome as World War II wa...

Groucho Marx: Facts You Didn't Know About Comedy's Firs...

October 2, 2020

(MGM) You know the greasepaint mustache and the big glasses, but the...

How The Electoral College Was Created To Give The South...

October 1, 2020

(Howard Chandler Christy/Wikimedia Commons) To paraphrase the Insane...

John Brown: The Abolitionist's Death Which Sparked The ...

September 30, 2020

(Pinterest) There are some historical figures whose very existence s...

The History Of Anesthesia: How We Discovered Painkiller...

September 29, 2020

Reenactment of the first operation under anesthesia (ether). The actua...

Robert Hansen- The Serial Killer Who Hunted His Victims...

September 24, 2020

(Alaskan Police Department/Wikimedia Commons) Between 1971 and 1983,...

Bill The Butcher A.K.A. William Poole: Bio, Facts, & Tr...

September 22, 2020

(Unknown author/Wikimedia Commons) More than the inspiration for Da...

North And South Korea Open Their Borders For 1985 Famil...

September 20, 2020

(Getty Images) Relations between North and South Korea have been fra...

When The C.I.A. Is Formed In 1947 (Established By Presi...

September 17, 2020

(Harry S. Truman Library & Museum) The C.I.A. has long loomed large ...

The First Draft: FDR Signs Selective Training And Servi...

September 15, 2020

(U.S. War Department) Conscription, or the draft, is something that ...

Birmingham Church Bombing: The 16th Street Baptist Chur...

September 14, 2020

(CNN) On Sunday, September 15, 1963, the 16th Street Baptist Church ...

Super Mario Bros.: Stories, Facts, And Trivia You Didn'...

September 12, 2020

(Nintendo) Released in 1985, Super Mario Bros. began as the last gas...

9/11 Heroes: Amazing Stories Of The Ones We Don't Hear ...

September 10, 2020

(Reddit) On September 11, 2011, the world came to a standstill when ...

Arnold Palmer: Things You Didn't Know About The Golf Le...

September 9, 2020

(U.S. Coast Guard/Wikimedia Commons) Everyone knows the name Arnold ...

Controlled Burning: How Native Americans Solved Califor...

September 8, 2020

(U.S. Department of Agriculture/Wikimedia Commons) Wildfires are an ...

Porvenir Massacre Of 1918: A Harrowing Night Of Racial ...

September 7, 2020

(Texas Department of Public Safety) On January 28, 1918, a group of ...

Piggly Wiggly: The First Supermarket That Let You Pick ...

September 6, 2020

The original Piggly Wiggly Store, Memphis, Tennessee. (Clarence Saunde...

Los Pobladores: The 44 Mexican-Indigenous People Who Fo...

September 4, 2020

(Compton Herald) Los Angeles is a city of constant reinvention. Ther...

Princess Diana's Death: How It Happened, Conspiracy The...

August 31, 2020

Diana's coffin, draped in the royal standard with an ermine border, bo...

Robert Johnson: The Most Important Bluesman Of All Time...

August 30, 2020

(Delta Haze Corporation/Wikimedia Commons) Robert Johnson is easily ...

Things You Didn't Know About The March On Washington (1...

August 28, 2020

(Center for Jewish History, NYC/Wikimedia Commons) If there's one th...

1894: Two Scientists Discovered The Bacteria That Cause...

August 25, 2020

Man being injected by doctor during an outbreak of bubonic plague in K...