10 of History's Best Compliments
They range from heartfelt and historically significant to bold, backhanded, or bizarre.... READ ON
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
A Brief History of Presidential Libraries
The modern presidential library is more than a roadside attraction.... READ ON
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
Black Sunday: The Storm That Gave Us the Dust Bowl
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
CIA Publishes Nearly 13 Million Declassified Records Online
The online collection is called the CIA Records Search Tool, or CREST.... READ ON
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
9 Handy Facts About the History of Handwriting
Even handwriting scholars can't read all scripts.... READ ON
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
Al Capone's Hobby: Songwriting
Why Benjamin Franklin Hated the Letter "C"
12 Historic Facts About Martin Luther King Jr.
In 1958, doctors told him that a single sneeze could have ended his life.... READ ON
What Happened to the Physical Copy of the "I Have a Dream" Speech?
For two decades, it was kept inside of a Harry Truman biography for safekeeping.... READ ON
12 Old Hat Styles Due for a Comeback
With a healthy dose of fashion and confidence, these styles could still look just as fabulous today.... READ ON
Boston's Great Molasses Flood of 1919
On January 15, 1919, Boston suffered one of history’s strangest disasters: a devastating flood of molasses.... READ ON
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