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1970s

China Ends Their One-Child Policy In 2015 After 35 Year...

March 29, 2021

A child hugs a red lantern in China. (Zhang Yin/China News Service via Getty Images) In the late 1970s, China was a mess. The population was growing out of co...

1977: The Worst Accident In Civil Aviation History Wher...

March 27, 2021

Wreckage on the runway of Los Rodeos after the Tenerife airport disaster of March 27, 1977. (Unknown author/Wikimedia Commons) On March 27, 1977, two Boeing 7...

Christine Chubbuck: Her Live TV Suicide And Everything ...

January 25, 2021

WVIZ, WTOG, and WXLT-TV reporter Christine Chubbuck in 1974, two weeks before her death. (John Cloud/Wikimedia Commons) It was an sunny summer day in Sarasota...

Robert Hansen- The Serial Killer Who Hunted His Victims...

September 24, 2020

(Alaskan Police Department/Wikimedia Commons) Between 1971 and 1983, Alaskan baker Robert Hansen killed at least 17 women. Although he was only convicted of f...

Disco Demolition Night: Racist And Homophobic Or Just R...

July 13, 2020

Many lovers of music will tell you that disco died on July 12, 1979. It was murdered by an overzealous shock jock, a brilliant promoter, and several thousand...

Assata Shakur: Black Panther, Black Liberation Army Mem...

July 10, 2020

Tupac Shakur, the king of '90s West Coast hip-hop, had a reputation for skirting the law. Perhaps he got his rebel attitude from his godmother, JoAnne Debora...

1970: 25% Of Native American Women Sterilized Via A New...

July 6, 2020

(Department of Health and Education/Wikimedia Commons) Following the passage of an often-forgotten law called the Family Planning Services and Population Rese...

Grave Robbers Exhumed And Held Charlie Chaplin's Body F...

March 1, 2020

As a performer and director, Charlie Chaplin revolutionized filmmaking. He was one of the few people who successfully transitioned from vaudeville to silent films...

Sex Pistols: Stories, Legends, And Anarchy

November 6, 2019

Their playing may have been questionable, and they may have only recorded one real album, but there was no one more outrageous or who inspired more artists than The Sex Pistols....

The Real Nellie Oleson, Laura’s Prairie Frenemy

April 11, 2019

Alison Arngrim played Nellie Oleson in the TV series Little House on the Prairie. Source: (NBCU Photo Bank/Getty Images) If you were a fan of the Little House series o...

The Double Survival Miracle of Juliane Koepcke

November 12, 2018

On Christmas Eve 1971, an airplane departing from Lima, Peru was struck by lightning and broke apart midair. The accident killed every person on board ... with the excep...

Wait?? Where Was The Shining Filmed?

October 1, 2018

Timberline Lodge and Mount Hood; Mount Hood National Forest, Cascade Mountains, Oregon. (Photo by: Greg Vaughn /VW PICS/UIG via Getty Images) Stanley Kubrick’s 1980 movie, The Shin...