In 1800, Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr—history’s most famous frenemies—teamed up to get Levi Weeks acquitted of murder.... READ ON
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In Lithuania, March 16 is Knygnešio diena, or the Day of the Book Smugglers, to commemorate the birthday of Jurgis Bielinis, who created a secret distribution network in order to smuggle banned Lithuanian books into the country.... READ ON
In 1905, brothers Alfred and Albert Stratton became the first people in England to be convicted of murder based on fingerprint evidence. The rest of the law enforcement world took notice.... READ ON
Every year at Easter, people hardboil eggs and dye them brilliant colors. Where did this tradition come from?... READ ON
Incensed by the Stamp Act, colonists put on a series of fascinating protests.... READ ON
E.B. White of Charlotte's Web fame is the "White" of Strunk and White.