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4 Times The United States Was More Divided Than It Is R...

November 25, 2020

(Boston Athenæum/Wikimedia Commons) If it seems like the United States has always been divided, that's likely no accident. The purposeful separation of Church...

How The U.S. Police Service Was Founded As A Slave Hunt...

June 7, 2020

It may seem like police have been around since the first caveman stole a rock from another, but they've actually only been patrolling since just before the C...

ZunZuneo: When The U.S. Developed A Fake Twitter To Con...

May 1, 2020

Hearkening back to the height of the Cold War, the ZunZuneo project was developed in 2009 by the U.S. Agency International Development, or USAID, as a kind o...

FDR Ends Prohibition: The Immediate Aftermath And How T...

March 22, 2020

View of men and women celebrating the repeal of Prohibition with a toast and bell-ringing, Chicago, 1933. (Chicago History Museum/Getty Images) Prohibition ha...

A Good List Of Great Americans Who Were Held In Japanes...

February 19, 2020

On February 19, 1942, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt signed Executive Order 90066, A.K.A. the deeply unconstitutional order to the military to round up ...

When The U.S. Government Poisoned The Alcohol Supply Du...

January 20, 2020

The Prohibition Party was hemming and hawing about alcohol consumption for years before they got their way in 1919 with the passage of the 18th Amendment, banning...

Why Are There Helium Shortages Throughout History? We'r...

December 30, 2019

Hearing the sentence "There's a shortage of X" can invoke real fear, depending on what the X stands for. If you're on an airplane and there's a shortage of o...

Santa Claus And Father Christmas Used To Be Two Complet...

December 25, 2019

Today, we tend to think of Santa Claus and Father Christmas as one and the same, along with Saint Nick, Kris Kringle, and every other name the fat guy in the...

The First Thanksgiving: What Happened, When Was It, And...

November 24, 2019

Every kid in America has the bullet points of the first Thanksgiving drilled into their heads---turkey, maize, the pilgrims and Native Americans coming together t...

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...

Tulsa Race Massacre: What Happened, Why, And The Afterm...

November 3, 2019

Some acts and misdeeds are so horrendous that they're hidden from history until they're nearly forgotten. The Tulsa Race Massacre is one of those moments in time...