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1910s

Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire: How American Business...

June 1, 2021

Worker safety was not exactly a priority in the Industrial Age factories of the early 20th century, when many businesses sacrificed employee comfort and safe...

The Easter Rising: Insurrection Within Ireland During W...

April 26, 2021

Irish Citizen Army group lined up outside ITGWU HQ under a banner proclaiming "We serve neither King nor Kaiser, but Ireland!" (National Library of Ireland on T...

How Hollywood Started When Independent Filmmakers Moved...

February 11, 2021

Panoramic view of downtown Los Angeles showing Pershing Square, c.1910. (Charles C. Pierce/Wikimedia Commons) Before 1915, Los Angeles was just a desert, but ...

Titanic Survivor Stories: Who Survived The Titanic And ...

February 3, 2021

Michel Marcel Navratil, and his younger brother, Edmond Roger. Taken in April 1912 to publish in newspapers in order to assist in their identification. (Unknown...

Thanksgiving During The 1918 Spanish Flu

November 24, 2020

(Hulton Archive/Getty Images) On Thanksgiving 1918, the world was in the throes of a pandemic that infected around one-third of the global population. That's around 500 million...

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

September 7, 2020

On January 28, 1918, a group of Texas Rangers, U.S. Cavalry soldiers, and local ranchers descended on the village of Porvenir in Presidio County, Texas to av...

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

September 6, 2020

The original Piggly Wiggly Store, Memphis, Tennessee. (Clarence Saunders/Wikimedia Commons) Going to the grocery store in the early 1900s was nothing like wha...

How Woodrow Wilson Planned To Hack His Own Election For...

August 1, 2020

In 1916, President Woodrow Wilson was pretty sure that he was on his way out of the White House, and although he ran for reelection, he apparently wanted to ...

The Great Molasses Flood Sounds Like A Joke, But It Kil...

January 15, 2020

On January 15, 1919, the Boston area found itself in a sticky situation. That afternoon, a tank full of molasses exploded while traveling through Boston, sending...