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Who Was Estée Lauder, The Face Of A Cosmetic Empire?

April 24, 2022

Estee Lauder. (Evelyn Straus/NY Daily News Archive via Getty Images) Although her birth name might not ring a bell, Josephine Esther Mentzer ruled the cosmetics se...

5 Things You Probably Didn't Know About Albert Einstein

January 26, 2022

A colourized portrait of German-born American physicist Albert Einstein (1879–1955) on his arrival in New York from Europe on the S.S. Rotterdam, April 2, 1921. (B...

5 Facts About Sidney Poitier

January 14, 2022

Sidney Poitier admires the Oscar he has just received in Santa Monica, California, on April 13, 1964. He won Best Performance by an Actor for his role in the 1963 film Lilies of the Field. (...

Interesting Facts About Charles Darwin

December 15, 2021

Circa 1880: British scientist Charles Darwin who founded the principles of evolutionary theory after an expedition to the Galapagos Islands. Original Artist: By Elliott & Fry. (Hul...

5 Fun Facts About Mark Twain

December 13, 2021

1870: American writer Samuel Langhorne Clemens, better known as Mark Twain (1835 - 1910). (Photo by Rischgitz/Getty Images) That Wasn't Really His NameBorn in Missouri on November 30, 1835...

Walt Disney: Facts, Stories, And Trivia About The King Of Cartoons

December 5, 2021

Walt Disney and Mickey Mouse statue inside of the Magic Kingdom theme park (Roberto Machado Noa/LightRocket via Getty Images) Walter Elias Disney, bet...

Catherine The Great: Biography, Stories, And Trivia About The Great

November 29, 2021

Portrait of Empress Catherine II (1729-1796), 1780s. Found in the collection of State Hermitage, St. Petersburg. Artist: Rokotov, Fyodor Stepanovich. (...

The Legacy Of Cesar Chavez, American Labor Activist

September 28, 2021

Cesar Chavez holds a shovel across his shoulders while working in the community garden at La Paz, California, 1975. (Cathy Murphy/Getty Images) After his family lost...

Orville Redenbacher: Everything You Didn't Know About The Popcorn King

June 19, 2021

Orville Redenbacher in 1986. (George Rose/Getty Images) The unassuming bow-tied face you see all across the snack aisle of your local grocery stor...

The Man Who Made Prohibition Happen After Being Stabbed In The Leg By A Drunk Person

May 22, 2021

Agents pour liquor into sewer following raid during height of Prohibition, 1921. (Universal History Archive/Universal Images Group via...

Rodney Dangerfield And How He Pretty Much Invented Stand-Up Comedy As We Know It

May 16, 2021

Comedian and film star Rodney Dangerfield poses during a 1987 Beverly Hills, California, photo portrait session to promote his return to L...

David Attenborough: A Voice You Know, And A Man You Don't (His Life Story)

May 12, 2021

TV presenter David Attenborough walking to work on a snowy morning the day after his appointment as controller of BBC2, March 4, 1965. (Ron Burt...

Ivan The Terrible (And Why He Wasn't That Terrible)

April 22, 2021

The Czar Ivan the Terrible, 1590, (1903). Artist Hans Wengel. (Print Collector/Getty Images) As one of Russia's most notorious rulers, Ivan the Terrible has long bee...

Dizzy Gillespie: Trumpet Player, Jazz Legend, And Jimmy Carter's Friend

April 8, 2021

American jazz musician Dizzy Gillespie performing at the Meridien Hotel in Paris, France. (Thierry Orban/Sygma via Getty Images) For more than ha...

P.T. Barnum: Circus Magnate And Entertainer Extraordinaire, Truth & Myths

April 7, 2021

Phineas Taylor "P. T." Barnum (July 5, 1810–April 7, 1891). (Harvard Library/Wikimedia Commons) Called "The Greatest Showman on Earth," P.T. Ba...

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

March 28, 2021

Poliomyelitis, A.K.A. polio, is a viral infection which damages neurons, specifically motor neurons, weakening the infected's muscles and sometimes res...

Guccio Gucci: Founder Of Gucci And Its Complicated History

March 26, 2021

Guccio Gucci c. 1940. (Unknown author/Wikimedia Commons) His name is now synonymous with style, luxury, and haute couture, but what do you know about Guccio G...

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