History Stories
CATEGORY: Business
How 19th-Century Women Used Department Stores to Gain Their Freedom
November 22, 2017

And ditch their chaperones. Read More

The Disastrous Backstory Behind the Invention of LEGO Bricks
September 21, 2017

If it wasn’t for a series of fires, the iconic toy may never have been built. Read More

Why the Inventor of the Cubicle Came to Despise His Own Creation
August 31, 2017

Robert Propst’s invention was designed to improve life for workers. Read More

Hershey’s Once Violently Suppressed a Strike by Chocolate Workers
July 28, 2017

Annoyed at a sit-in by workers, Hershey’s orchestrated a riot. Read More

How One Ruthless Impresario Blazed a Trail for Wal-Mart and Amazon
July 25, 2017

F.W. Woolworth built an empire out of nickels and dimes. Read More

Iconic Waldorf Astoria Hotel Changes Hands
October 7, 2014

Explore 10 surprising facts about the legendary New York landmark that yesterday sold for $1.95 billion to a Chinese insurance company. Read More

10 Things You May Not Know About John D. Rockefeller
July 8, 2014

On the 175th anniversary of John D. Rockefeller’s birth, explore 10 surprising facts about the oil tycoon and philanthropist. Read More

America’s First Multi-Millionaire, 250 Years Later
July 17, 2013

Get the facts about John Jacob Astor, America’s first multi-millionaire. Read More

Beyond Citizen Kane: The World’s First Media Mogul
April 29, 2013

Check out eight things you should know about the world's first media mogul. Read More

The Mother of All Catalogs Ceases Publication
January 25, 2013

Ten years after its last issue hit mailboxes, take a look back at the history of the Sears catalog. Read More