This iconic film felt so authentic that it became part of mobsters’ reality.
Was Julie d’Aubigny even her real name? Don’t ask too many questions.
Klaus Barbie’s career is one of America’s best-kept secrets.
Invading your two biggest neighbors at the same time is never a good idea.
This Victorian British woman schooled male adventurers.
Indiana’s politicians nearly legislated a new value for pi … until one professor circled the wagons.
The descendants of slaves — already battling a largely forgotten history — are moving out of this Cartagena ’hood.
As war raged in Europe and the Pacific, one blast would forever change the face of Britain’s countryside.
How did this great political visionary get so blindsided?
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The first impeachment of an American president grew out of a precipitous personnel move.
This nature lover trekked nearly 75 miles over rough terrain to fight for her cause.
In the early 1960s, “reverse freedom rides” gave one-way tickets to more than 200 Southerners with the promise of a better life up north.
On an off-day during the 1911 baseball season, the game’s stars gathered to memorialize a fallen friend and a great pitcher.
How a soccer game tragedy led to a changing of the U.K.’s rules on dying with dignity.
African slaves, Victorian housewives and Afghani schoolgirls: All have been banned from reading and writing. So why is literacy so terrifying?