Just as today pirates walk into cinemas around the world and record movies from the screen to sell as knock-off DVDs before a major release, so back in the 1600s unscrupulous businessmen would walk in
Six and a half million Britons went to bed on September 2, 1752, and woke up on September 14. The reason? The Calendar (New Style) Act of 1750, of course.
When John Adams penned a letter to future First Lady Abigail Adams on July 3, 1776, he guessed how future generations of Americans would celebrate Independence Day with remarkable accuracy.
The West Edmonton Mall is the biggest shopping center in North America, and formerly the biggest mall in the world.
Life magazine recently released a gallery of the VIII Bomber Command soldiers working on their planes, many of which were never published up until now.
In 1926, British-born filmmaker Claude Friese-Greene filmed the streets of London in breathtaking color.