History Stories
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How Donald Duck and Peanuts Saved Trick-or-Treating
October 10, 2017

Not even the effects of World War II could stop this Halloween pastime. Read More

What Happened When Hugh Hefner Invited 20 Sociologists to the Playboy Mansion
September 28, 2017

In 1965, a group of sociologists peeked behind the curtains of a Playboy Mansion party. For science! Read More

A Brief History of Creepy Clowns
September 13, 2017

Why exactly have creepy clowns become such a trope in pop culture? Read More

The Deadliest Roller Coaster Accident in America
July 27, 2017

For over a century, roller coasters and other amusement park rides have provided thrills by walking the line between scary and fun. Read More

America’s Creepiest Motel Can Be Yours. It Comes With Clowns
July 25, 2017

America’s “scariest motel” can be yours for $900,000. Read More

The People v. Betty Boop
July 20, 2017

The cartoon vixen was an unlikely candidate for a lawsuit—and for popularity. Read More

10 Years of iPhone Photos Deposing Leaders and Inciting Protests
June 28, 2017

The iPhone has been making waves since it was first launched 10 years ago. Read More

Remembering Hands Across America
May 25, 2016

Take a look back at Hands Across America, the charity event in which 5 million people formed a human chain across the United States. Read More

This Year in HISTORY: 2015
December 30, 2015

As we close the book on 2015, take a look back at some of the remarkable stories that made history this year. Read More

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

Get the facts about the famous comic strip Peanuts and its creator. Read More