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The Pineapple Primary: An Election Violence Threat That...

November 8, 2020

Chicago has a long history of corrupt politics and organized crime, and tensions between two groups vying for control of the city (and a slice of its bootleg...

Ocoee Massacre Of 1920: When One Black Man Voting Spark...

November 5, 2020

Incidents of Election Day violence have occurred for generations, but one of the most gruesome and demoralizing acts of it was the Ocoee massacre, where at l...

Fascist Blackshirts March On Rome In 1922: How The Fasc...

November 1, 2020

(Unknown author/Wikimedia Commons) In 1922, after years of drumming up support for his fascist ideals, Benito Mussolini ordered his followers to march on Rome...

Liberia's 1927 Presidential Election: The Most Rigged E...

September 21, 2020

The flag of Liberia. (Government of Liberia/Wikimedia Commons) In the minds of many, "politics" and "corruption" are synonymous, and they can cite plenty of e...

Rudolph Hass, The US Postal Worker Who Invented Hass Av...

August 22, 2020

You've probably never thought about the origins of your favorite avocado, simply enjoying your taco or toast without a care for the interesting and inspirati...

19th Amendment: Aftermath And Stories About When Women ...

August 18, 2020

Three unidentified women make history by becoming the first of their sex to vote in an election after the 19th Amendment was passed, San Francisco, California, ...

Warren G. Harding's Death: Conspiracy Or Heart Attack? ...

August 3, 2020

In the history of the United States, eight presidents have died while in office. Four of them (Abraham Lincoln, William McKinley, James Garfield, and John F....

A History Of Sliced Bread: The Best Thing Since Itself

July 7, 2020

A loaf of sliced white bread. (Peter Byrne/PA Images via Getty Images) We have probably all heard the phrase "the greatest thing since sliced bread," but it doesn...

Josephine Baker: French Resistance Agent, Old Hollywood...

June 8, 2020

Portrait of American-born singer and dancer Josephine Baker, circa 1925, lying on a tiger rug in a silk evening gown and diamond earrings. (Photo by Hulton Arch...

Why Is It Called The Roaring '20s?

May 12, 2020

Magazine illustration of a roaring '20s party, New York , New York, 1926. (Transcendental Graphics/Getty Images) From provocative jazz music and scandalous flappers to snazzy bootleg...

Buster Keaton Stunts: GIFs, Videos, And Stories Of His ...

December 3, 2019

Though he's remembered for his death-defying stunts, Buster Keaton was so much more than an adrenaline junkie who got his kicks in front of the camera. After get...

What You Didn’t Know About Black Tuesday And The Start ...

November 15, 2019

You probably remember from high school history class that the Great Depression of the 1930s was caused by the 1929 stock market crash, but did you know tha...

Georgia Tann Abducted Children And Sold Them To Celebri...

November 8, 2019

Have you ever wondered why someone would get it into their head to steal babies and flip them like so many houses? Well, you're in luck, friend. Buckle up, a...

The Bob: A Revolutionary And Empowering Hairstyle

April 14, 2019

American actress Louise Brooks, shown here in 1929, was known for her daring short bobbed hair. Source: (John Kobal Foundation/Getty Images) Prior to the 20th century,...