Charles Guiteau always thought he’d make history. He did when he shot President Garfield.
The natural disaster that killed nearly 2,000 people at once.
Prashant Jha’s long and deep understanding of life in Nepal could pay serious dividends for anyone still interested in what it means in modern terms to be a Maoist.
As flu season kicks off, OZY looks back to the fall of 1872, when an outbreak of equine influenza brought much of American urban life to a halt — with far-reaching impact.
The Battle of Blair Mountain saw American miners bombed.
The possibility of Poland ceasing to exist? More probable than possible, according to Jan Sowa.
Early chiropractors struggled for respectability, and heroic claims of healing probably didn’t help.
William Morris’ home highlights the Pre-Raphaelite obsession with these pudgy, four-legged, pouch-toting critters.
Toby Heaps lives in Canada. So how’d the magazine publisher end up as a presidential candidate’s press secretary?
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Klaus Barbie’s career is one of America’s best-kept secrets.
The “Atmospheric Railway” ran between Exeter and Newton Abbot for a year before being abandoned.
Invading your two biggest neighbors at the same time is never a good idea.