1960s

Bible John: Scotland's Creepiest Uncaught Serial Killer

April 10, 2022

Night view in the rain of one of Glasgow's many cobbled alleyways.The chruch spire on the left belongs to St. Columba Church in St. Vincent Street. (ClickAndPray P...

Chicago's Green River: This Odd Saint Patrick's Day Tradition Celebrates Its 60th Year

March 17, 2022

The Chicago River after members of Plumbers Local 130 U.A. poured environmentally safe orange powder, turning it green for Saint Pat...

The Life And Mysterious Murder Of Malcolm X

February 7, 2022

Former Nation Of Islam leader and civil rights activist El-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz (A.K.A. Malcolm X and Malcolm Little) poses for a portrait on February 16, 1965, in Rochester,...

The Flying Wallendas' Deadly Tightrope Accident

January 30, 2022

Members of the Flying Wallendas tightrope-walking family perform the seven-person Great Pyramid at the Michigan State Fair Grounds in Detroit, MI, at the Shrine Circus. (A...

New Atlantis: How Ernest Hemingway's Eccentric Little Brother Built His Own Nation

January 16, 2022

Leicester Hemingway points out the location of the “Republic of New Atlantis” to his wife Doris, and their two children, Anne, 7, and Hi...

1967: 49 Died In The Hither Green Rail Crash

November 5, 2021

Hither Green Traction Maintenance Depot in August 1980. (Leaozinho/Wikimedia Commons) On November 5, 1967, 49 passengers on a British commuter train were killed when the tr...

Entire U.S. Figure Skating Team Killed in 1961 Plane Crash

June 23, 2021

Family picture of the US figure skating team before boarding the Sabena Flight 548 on February 15, 1961 in New York that crashed near Brussels, Belgium. (STF/AF...

Not Funny: The 1962 Tanganyika Laughing Epidemic Struck Hundreds Of Children

May 28, 2021

On January 31, 1962, a trio of giggly girls at a boarding school in the Tanzanian village of Kashasha started laughing—and didn't stop. As ...

Birth Control Is Legalized In The U.S.A. In 1960

May 14, 2021

The contraceptive pill first became available in 1960. It uses synthetic female hormones to control fertility and became commercially viable. (SSPL/Getty Images) The mo...

Bay Of Pigs: An Attempt To Overthrow A Government Financed By The U.S.

April 17, 2021

Counterattack by Cuban Revolutionary Armed Forces supported by T-34 tanks near Playa Giron during the Bay of Pigs invasion, April 19, 1961. (Rumlin/...

Who Assassinated Martin Luther King Jr.?

April 13, 2021

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. speaking before crowd of 25,000 Selma To Montgomery, Alabama civil rights marchers, in front of Montgomery, Alabama state capital building. On March 2...

When Winston Churchill Retired: And The Queen Broke Protocol At His Funeral

April 5, 2021

Winston Churchill beams down upon Princess Anne as she waited with Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Charles at Waterloo Station to welcome home th...

Jane Goodall: The Famous Anthropologist/Primatologist’s Journey

April 3, 2021

British primatologist Jane Goodall visits a chimpanzee rescue center in Entebbe, Uganda. (SUMY SADURNI/AFP via Getty Images) Renowned primatologist Jan...

The Children Of God Cult (The Family International): Pedophile Apocalyptic Cult History

December 1, 2020

(Hulton-Deutsch Collection/CORBIS/Corbis via Getty) The Children of God, a religious cult led by the charismatic and persuasive D...

The Outer Space Treaty Of 1967: The International Community's Standards For Space Exploration

October 10, 2020

From the moment that man started venturing into space, it became clear that we needed rules to govern the vast reaches bey...

Birmingham Church Bombing: The 16th Street Baptist Church Killings Of Four Black Children

September 14, 2020

On Sunday, September 15, 1963, the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama was destroyed by members of the local cha...

Things You Didn't Know About The March On Washington (1963)

August 28, 2020

(Center for Jewish History, NYC/Wikimedia Commons) If there's one thing that everyone knows about the March on Washington, it's that it was the site of Dr. M...

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