Category: US

Lucille Ball influenced more than you think

Discovery of 150-year-old iron coffin sheds light on forgotten part of history

Discovery of secret room on plantation reignites the Jefferson–Hemings controversy

Thanks to Hurricane Hazel in 1954, Myrtle Beach is a tourist destination today

Meet the birth of the American diner and the food truck all in one

This bold female senator bashed McCarthy during the worst of his tirades, and she refused to apologize

There’s no doubt about it: the Civil War was about slavery

The cutthroat saga behind the Cabbage Patch Kids craze

Typhoid Mary infected 55 people in her lifetime even though she never appeared ill herself

Disco, celebrities, and animals on the loose: Inside the wild party life of Studio 54

That time the US government tried to make it rain by exploding dynamite in the sky

WWII-era submarine sits in New Jersey river mud

The 1825 letter that sparked political scandal before it was cool

The story of America in 15 cocktails

How much influence did Free Masons really have on the founding of America?

Fairy tales or scary tales? The origins behind our favorite childhood stories

30 Prohibition party photos

Was Civil War surgery really excruciating AF?

Here’s what happened to Robert E. Lee after the Civil War

(At least) 30 facts you didn’t know about Elvis

The Salem witch trials

Myth or fact: Did investors really jump out of windows after the 1929 stock market crash?

The little-known story about the man who voted for women’s suffrage

Congress was like the UFC of the 19th century

If you think the current government is a nightmare, you haven’t seen the 1968 Democratic Convention

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