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Was this Alfred Hitchcock actor really Orville Wright's godson?
01/18/2024

Was this Alfred Hitchcock actor really Orville Wright's godson?

In 1863, Congress granted emancipation to all Confederate “contrabands." This proved especially difficult to navigate in...
01/18/2024

In 1863, Congress granted emancipation to all Confederate “contrabands." This proved especially difficult to navigate in Kentucky and other border states.

For U.S. shoppers looking for a quick fix in the pre-Amazon world, two Chicago entrepreneurs offered convenience and val...
01/17/2024

For U.S. shoppers looking for a quick fix in the pre-Amazon world, two Chicago entrepreneurs offered convenience and value at a remarkable rate.

Was this sword Ulysses Grant's good luck charm during the Civil War?
01/17/2024

Was this sword Ulysses Grant's good luck charm during the Civil War?

Robert Cornelius took his own picture nearly 200 years before the iPhone.
01/17/2024

Robert Cornelius took his own picture nearly 200 years before the iPhone.

In 1938 FDR tried to oust “disloyal” Democrats.
01/17/2024

In 1938 FDR tried to oust “disloyal” Democrats.

Today we celebrate the men and women who fought for independence, but not every American colonist wanted to part from En...
01/16/2024

Today we celebrate the men and women who fought for independence, but not every American colonist wanted to part from England. What happened to the women who remained loyal?

Wyatt Earp protected George Hearst from cowboys, and the mining magnate rewarded him with a walking stick—or did they?
01/16/2024

Wyatt Earp protected George Hearst from cowboys, and the mining magnate rewarded him with a walking stick—or did they?

Martin Luther King Jr.'s activism was revolutionary: use love and pacifism to create social change. This MLK Day, connec...
01/15/2024

Martin Luther King Jr.'s activism was revolutionary: use love and pacifism to create social change. This MLK Day, connect with him and his message of peace.

More than a simple straw hat, this historical artifact was witness to a key turning point in American history.
01/15/2024

More than a simple straw hat, this historical artifact was witness to a key turning point in American history.

More than a simple straw hat, this historical artifact was witness to a key turning point in American history.

Beginning with George Washington, American leaders have looked to the theater to shape their sense of character.
01/15/2024

Beginning with George Washington, American leaders have looked to the theater to shape their sense of character.

Many photographers working around Buffalo that awful Friday thought they had made the last image of William McKinley ali...
01/15/2024

Many photographers working around Buffalo that awful Friday thought they had made the last image of William McKinley alive and well.

Many photographers working around Buffalo that awful Friday thought they had made the last image of William McKinley alive and well

Ordered to Utah Territory in 1854 to bring Ute murderers to justice, an Army column very nearly sparked war with their M...
01/14/2024

Ordered to Utah Territory in 1854 to bring Ute murderers to justice, an Army column very nearly sparked war with their Mormon hosts.

A North Dakota community rose up in rage and sorrow as its newspaper condemned ‘the most atrocious crime’ in county hist...
01/14/2024

A North Dakota community rose up in rage and sorrow as its newspaper condemned ‘the most atrocious crime’ in county history.

Freeman Bernstein "nickeled" and dimed the Fuhrer.
01/14/2024

Freeman Bernstein "nickeled" and dimed the Fuhrer.

Author Robert F. O’Neill reconsiders three overlooked 1863 cavalry clashes.
01/13/2024

Author Robert F. O’Neill reconsiders three overlooked 1863 cavalry clashes.

A Russian Jewish immigrant who arrived in New York alone, Polly Adler rose from poverty to become the "best goddamn mada...
01/13/2024

A Russian Jewish immigrant who arrived in New York alone, Polly Adler rose from poverty to become the "best goddamn madam in all America."

Son of a successful oysterman, George Thomas Downing became a noted activist for Black rights.
01/13/2024

Son of a successful oysterman, George Thomas Downing became a noted activist for Black rights.

The 1962 decision by the U.S. Supreme Court in Baker v. Carr was so profound, one of the justices had a nervous breakdow...
01/12/2024

The 1962 decision by the U.S. Supreme Court in Baker v. Carr was so profound, one of the justices had a nervous breakdown.

Samuel DeGolyer’s Michigan battery fought masterfully during the Vicksburg Campaign.
01/12/2024

Samuel DeGolyer’s Michigan battery fought masterfully during the Vicksburg Campaign.

This ‘Wisconsin Angel’ championed important changes in hospital care.
01/11/2024

This ‘Wisconsin Angel’ championed important changes in hospital care.

This ‘Wisconsin Angel’ championed important changes in hospital care.

The invention of anesthesia helped ease the ordeal of sick and wounded soldiers on both sides facing amputation or surge...
01/11/2024

The invention of anesthesia helped ease the ordeal of sick and wounded soldiers on both sides facing amputation or surgery.

The invention of anesthesia helped ease the ordeal of sick and wounded soldiers on both sides facing amputation or surgery

How could a 15-year-old girl stand up to an angry, racist mob and make civil rights history? And how did she end up befr...
01/10/2024

How could a 15-year-old girl stand up to an angry, racist mob and make civil rights history? And how did she end up befriending the white girl who hated her?

How could a 15-year-old girl stand up to an angry, racist mob and make civil rights history? And how did she end up befriending the white girl who hated her?

After her husband's untimely death, Yetta Kohn joined forces with her sons and daughter to run the family store, bank an...
01/09/2024

After her husband's untimely death, Yetta Kohn joined forces with her sons and daughter to run the family store, bank and ranch.

After her husband's untimely death, Yetta Kohn joined forces with her sons and daughter to run the family store, bank and ranch.

This American girl experienced the Japanese occupation of the Philippines from a prison camp.
01/09/2024

This American girl experienced the Japanese occupation of the Philippines from a prison camp.

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