Category: US

How Georgia O’Keeffe became the mother of American modernism

January 20, 1801: John Marshall becomes the Chief Justice of the United States

The horrifying truth about the life and death of Pocahontas

Marquis de Lafayette: The French hero of the American Revolution

10 bands that turned down Woodstock ’69

Bessie Coleman: America’s first black female pilot

John Hancock: The man who financed the American Revolution

Why Ida Lewis is a lighthouse-keeping legend

Where are they now? People in the news we forgot all about

The media has been the biggest enemy to politicians since Boss Tweed

As if she wasn’t already incredible enough, Eleanor Roosevelt was an Olympic Bobsledder (sort of)

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

Interesting insights on the Amish

Christmas trees were banned from the White House until these two boys decided to do something drastic

Flappers: Today’s heroes, yesterday’s villains

The Great Depression helped invent “Monopoly”

This 1950s science kit for kids came with real uranium

Emmett Till was brutally murdered 63 years ago— here’s why it’s still relevant today

Since everyone’s confused, here’s the kind of ‘free speech’ the First Amendment protects

Where’s your accent from? Why regional accents are proof that America really is a melting pot

A letter from the past arrives 150 years after it was written

November 21st, 1976: ‘Rocky’ delivers a K.O. at its NYC premiere

That time the US dropped a nuke on North Carolina

Emperor Norton I of the United States and his meteoric rise to fame

November 20th, 1984: McDonald’s cooks its 50 billionth burger

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