Since the 2015 massacre at the Emanuel A.M.E. Church, 37 schools honoring Confederate icons have changed their names, while about 100 others haven’t.
A historic surplus and a bright idea led to relief for thousands of unemployed men during the height of the Depression.
No passports or visas were needed to enter the United States through Ellis Island at this time. In fact, no papers were required at all.
Knievel’s last leap in the spotlight was a Jaws-inspired gimmick that would help spawn the phrase “jumping the shark,” implying that somebody’s or something’s best days are behind them.
Time to update our image of the dinosaur with a giant tongue protruding from its terrifying jaws. That tongue was stuck to its mouth.
The swamp sparrow’s impressively preserved repertoire suggests that birds, like humans, have the ability to sustain culture through the centuries.
According to a 2015 poll, DeGeneres did more to influence Americans’ attitudes about gay rights than any other celebrity or public figure.
We've always been a nation of risk-takers, from the Yankee Leaper of the 1820s to the 1960s stuntman behind The Great Escape.
Once they returned home, Native American children struggled to relate to their families after being taught that it was wrong to speak their language or practice their religion.
Rowdy Roman chariot-race fans wore them in imitation of the fearsome Huns. And Ben Franklin used his to send a revolutionary message to the French.