WWI Nurse Edith Cavell Executed, 100 Years Ago
October 9, 2015

A century ago, World War I nurse Edith Cavell faced a firing squad after she was caught funneling some 200 Allied troops out of German-occupied Belgium. Read More

Escape From Alcatraz: June 11, 1962
October 9, 2015

On a June night in 1962, three inmates of the federal prison on Alcatraz Island escaped from their cells and (presumably) into San Francisco Bay, never to be seen again. Read More

The Deadliest Atlantic Hurricane, 235 Years Ago
October 9, 2015

Two hundred thirty-five years after the Great Hurricane of 1780 laid waste to the Caribbean, learn the story of the most destructive Atlantic storm in recorded history, which killed more than 22,000. Read More

Is Photo of Jesse James with Killer Real?
October 8, 2015

A Houston forensic artist says a photograph purported to show outlaw Jesse James sitting next to his eventual killer, Robert Ford, is authentic. Read More

Michigan Farmer Digs Up Woolly Mammoth Bones in Field
October 7, 2015

A Michigan farmer reaped a startling harvest last week when he unearthed the partial skeleton of a prehistoric mammoth in his wheat field. Read More

How a Billy Goat “Cursed” the Chicago Cubs
October 6, 2015

Seventy years after a bar owner cast the infamous “Curse of the Billy Goat” on the Chicago Cubs, take a look back at one of baseball fandom’s strangest superstitions. Read More

Sketches Reveal Nazi Chocolate Bombs
October 5, 2015

Talk about “death by chocolate.” Newly found drawings reveal Nazi booby trap bombs, including an exploding candy bar meant for Winston Churchill. Read More

9 Things You Might Not Know About “Peanuts”
October 2, 2015

On the 65th anniversary of its debut, learn some interesting facts about the famous comic strip Peanuts and its creator. Read More

10 Things You May Not Know About Yosemite National Park
September 30, 2015

On the 125th anniversary of Yosemite National Park’s establishment, read 10 surprising facts about the UNESCO World Heritage Site. Read More

10 Things You May Not Know About James Dean
September 30, 2015

On the 60th anniversary of his tragic death, get the facts on the actor who epitomized coolness and youthful angst. Read More