Before anesthesia, surgery wasn't considered the work of a licensed medical professional.
This snail spent more than a night at the museum before someone realized it was still alive.
More than a century before Indiana Jones first cracked his whip, Sir Richard Francis Burton had already mastered the daring art of scholarly adventure.
When an imposter started making movies as "Charlie Aplin," the real Charlie Chaplin sued.
On July 17, 1955, Disneyland opened for the first time.
150 years ago, P.T. Barnum's museum of curiosities burned down—over and over again.