1900s

39 Striking Vintage Thanksgiving Photos From The Past Century

November 24, 2022

Every photo in this article is a snapshot of a time when everything was a little bit more simple, at least on the outside. A time that people can look bac...

Harry Houdini: Stories, Myths, And Facts About Magic's Godfather

November 23, 2022

Harry Houdini may have passed away in 1936, but he remains the most well-known magician and escape artist of the 20th century. He was the scourge of false m...

Shocking Photos of Past Generations Show How Different Life Is Today

November 21, 2022

Some economists claim that it’s the best time to be alive. People have access to everything they want and happiness comes at the push of a button, or mo...

The Iroquois Theatre Fire: America's Deadliest Fire

November 11, 2022

Ruins of Iroquois Theatre. (Bettmann/Getty Images) Although more people were killed in the collapse of the Twin Towers on September 11, 2001, the deadliest single-bu...

Who Was T.E. Lawrence, A.K.A. Lawrence Of Arabia?

July 13, 2022

Thomas Edward Lawrence, 1927. (Bettmann/Getty Images) Thomas Edward Lawrence was born on August 16, 1888 in North Wales as the illegitimate son of Sir Thomas Chapman. ...

The Eccles Mine Disaster

April 28, 2022

West Virginia coal miners, 1908. (Universal History Archive/Universal Images Group via Getty Images) On the morning of April 28, 1914, dozens of local men and teens left their homes to go to w...

Victor/Victoria: Arkansas's Humble Country Doctor Was Hiding A Shocking Secret

April 16, 2022

Things were different in the early 1900s. Sure, women were marching in the streets, demanding the right to vote, but they still had a lon...

Who Got There First? Peary, Cook, And The Search For The North Pole

April 6, 2022

1909: Robert Peary's fellow discoverers dressed in furs and holding flags at the North Pole. (Hulton Archive/Getty Images) It has long been debated w...

Essential Facts About F.D.R.

March 13, 2022

Portrait of American President Franklin Delano Roosevelt (1882–1945) as he sits behind the wheel of his car outside of his home in Hyde Park, New York, mid 1930s. (FPG/Getty Images) He Was...

Who Was Frida Kahlo?

March 7, 2022

Mexican artist Frida Kahlo (1907–1954), wearing a folk costume and flowers in her hair, leans her head on her hand while lying in a hammock, c. 1950. (Hulton Archive/Getty Images) She Wanted To Be...

November 21, 1902: The First Night Football Game

November 23, 2021

The Philadelphia Athletics of the 1902 National Football League. (Unknown author/Wikimedia Commons) Before the National Football League formed in 1920, American footbal...

1904: King C. Gillette Patents The Gillette Razor Blade

November 11, 2021

Gillette razor and packaging, circa 1930s. (IgniteSMA/Wikimedia Commons) King C. Gillette's parents must have had high hopes when they named him, and fortunately...

History Of Bologna, America’s Best-Loved Lunch Meat

October 24, 2021

In today's haute cuisine and foodie culture, it can be easy to dismiss the humble bologna sandwich as a product of a bygone era, but the history of bologna is the...

One Of The Deadliest Hurricanes In U.S. History Hits Galveston, Texas

September 10, 2021

Hurricanes may be getting stronger and more frequent, but some of the worst storms happened more than a century ago. In fact, the 1900 Galveston h...

The Assassination Of President William McKinley Led To The Creation Of The Secret Service

September 2, 2021

A horrified crowd looks on as Leon Czolgosz shoots President William McKinley at the Pan-American Exposition in Buffalo, New York...

History Of The Radio Flyer: The Little Red Wagon That Defined Childhood

August 5, 2021

Bulldog Wilbur is pulled in a Radio Flyer Red Wagon to the dog run at Madison Square Park by his owner, Krista McGruder. (Robert Sabo/NY Daily News...

1904: The Worst Olympics Ever

July 27, 2021

Not every Olympics is a hit, but the 1904 Olympic Games in St. Louis, Missouri really won the gold when it came to the worst games ever. To be fair, the Olympics as we know them today we...

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