History
Retrobituaries
Nellie Bly, Rabblerouser and Pioneer of Investigative Journalism
Clever, gifted, and fearless, Bly inspired both journalistic and social change in the late 19th century.... READ ON
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Marie Connolly Owens, America's First Female Police Officer
Sergeant No. 97 was detailed to the Board of Education, where she enforced child labor, truancy, and compulsory education laws.... READ ON
History
The Hidden Room Behind Mount Rushmore
Just behind Lincoln's hairline sits a massive chamber. What's inside may never be seen by human eyes again.... READ ON
History
The Top-Secret Inauguration of Rutherford B. Hayes
The March 5, 1877 inauguration of Hayes was merely for show. Though the public didn't know it, he was already their president.... READ ON
The Presidents
35 Fascinating Facts About Presidential Inaugurations Past
From drunk VPs to poisoned pigeons, anything can happen on Inauguration Day—and often does.... READ ON
History
Watch 112-Year-Old Footage of Teddy Roosevelt's Presidential Inauguration
Times change, but the pomp and circumstance stays the same.... READ ON
History
10 of History's Best Compliments
They range from heartfelt and historically significant to bold, backhanded, or bizarre.... READ ON
History
Ben Franklin’s First Print Job on Display at the University of Pennsylvania
It’s the only known copy of the print job that secured Franklin a full-time job in the professional printing industry he would later dominate.... READ ON
History
A Brief History of Presidential Libraries
The modern presidential library is more than a roadside attraction.... READ ON
Science
As Bombs Fell on Paris, Marie Curie Went to War
First, Marie Curie tried to donate her Nobel Prize medals. When bank officials refused to melt them down, she donated her prize money to purchase war bonds instead.... READ ON
History
Black Sunday: The Storm That Gave Us the Dust Bowl
Weird
The Mysterious Disappearance and Reappearance of Roger Tichborne
In 1854, wealthy heir Roger Tichborne was presumed dead in shipwreck. In 1865, he reappeared—but was it really him? More than 100 years later, we still don't know.... READ ON
News
CIA Publishes Nearly 13 Million Declassified Records Online
The online collection is called the CIA Records Search Tool, or CREST.... READ ON
History
Emperor Augustus’s Mausoleum in Rome Set for Restoration
The long-overdue restoration will be completed with a donation from an Italian telecommunications company.... READ ON
History
9 Handy Facts About the History of Handwriting
Even handwriting scholars can't read all scripts.... READ ON
History
New Evidence Suggests D.B. Cooper's Tie May Help Solve a 45-Year Mystery
The infamous hijacker, parachutist, and folk hero has never been identified—but Seattle scientists might be getting closer.... READ ON

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