Tag: interesting

January 12, 1998: Nineteen European countries jointly ban human cloning

Marie-Antoinette probably didn’t say “let them eat cake”

Think the Kardashians are interesting? Get a load of ‘poor little rich girl’ Barbara Hutton

This 1950s science kit for kids came with real uranium

The world’s first submarine was a total garbage fire of a creation, and yes, of course they still used it

This historical figure’s legacy? When you gotta go, don’t hold it. Unless you want to die.

How a war popularized Kraft mac n’ cheese

This light-skinned black actress refused to reject her culture for Hollywood’s perks, and she became an icon

Benito Mussolini’s horrifying death was a massive dose of payback from his pissed off citizens

September 20, 1893: The first American gas-powered car goes for a test drive

September 18, 1851: The New York Times is born

September 17, 1630: Boston, Massachusetts is finally founded

How gambling, drinking, and laziness led to the creation of the sandwich

September 15, 1835: Charles Darwin finally reaches the Galapagos Islands

September 8th,1892: The Pledge of Allegiance is born — but not for the reason you think

September 5, 1977: The Voyager 1 Spacecraft is launched

September 2, 1789: The US Department of the Treasury is created

August 30, 1967: The first African American Supreme Court justice confirmed

August 29th, 1786: Shays’s Rebellion storms Northhampton Courthouse and shuts the place down

August 27th, 1955: Weirdos, rejoice! The Guinness Book of World Records is first published

Was Amelia Earhart’s plane found off the coast of Papua New Guinea?

17 souls Winston Churchill crushed with the perfect comeback

US 02.18.19

Shays’ Rebellion: Distress in post-revolutionary America

US

Investigation confirms thrift store find as an authentic piece of American history

Technology 02.17.19

George Washington Carver: More than just ‘the peanut man’

February 17, 2008: Kosovo declares independence from Serbia

US 02.16.19

Desmond Doss: conscientious objector and decorated army medic

February 16, 1923: Howard Carter opens King Tut’s tomb

The legend of the Wendigo

General 02.14.19

How Freddy Mercury became a queer icon and hero to the LGBT+ community

February 14, 269 AD: Saint Valentine is martyred, inspiring Valentine’s Day

World 02.13.19

Everything you really need to know about the Renaissance

The 6 most credible UFO encounters in history

Last WWII prisoner of war found hidden away and forgotten in Russian mental institution

General 02.12.19

John Wayne’s ‘The Alamo’ was plagued with problems, including murder

Check out the recipes of a Japanese 17th-Century ‘Barbarian’ cookbook

Katanas: As amazing as the legends tell?

General 02.08.19

Secret lovers, changed identities, and exotic pets: Juicy secrets about American presidents we’ve long forgotten

US

How 12 American presidents rank meeting Queen Elizabeth II

General 02.07.19

Think you know Abraham Lincoln? New photos reveal the man behind the legend

What was the Magna Carta and why is it still important today?

US

What is Federalism and how does it affect a government’s set-up?

World 02.06.19

Festivals and celebrations that turned into total disasters

Lunar New Year celebrations worldwide mark the Spring Festival

Who murdered Mrs. Stanford? Exploring the University founder’s infamous unsolved death

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