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The Great Bambino

June 13, 2019

The most famous baseball player in history, Babe Ruth, was born George Herman Ruth Jr. on February 6, 1895, in Baltimore Maryland. He was one of eight children born to George Herman Ruth Sr. and Ka...

Entertainers Who Have Made An Impact In History

June 9, 2019

Many entertainers have come and gone throughout history but most do not create a major impact on us like some do. Here are just three of them that have taken center sta...

The Amazing Harry Houdini

May 22, 2019

Harry Houdini was a man of many talents. Despite only living to the age of fifty-two, his résumé included such titles as a circus performer, aviator, actor, and writer. But it was his skil...

Star Wars Films On Skellig Island in Ireland

May 18, 2019

A mysterious and beautiful island – a place for a war? That is exactly what it was for -Star Wars. Skellig Island has become a favorite location for the crew of Star War...

Lesser Known Facts About Dr. Seuss

May 15, 2019

It seems every Christmas there is a new film adaptation of How the Grinch Stole Christmas and we have one person to thank for that: a famous children’s author by the name of Dr. Se...

Master of the Macabre: Edgar Allan Poe

April 23, 2019

Many and many a year ago, or more specifically, on January 19, 1809, in Boston, Massachusetts, Edgar Allan Poe was born. Despite living a very short and difficult life, he was...

The Fairytale Life of Hans Christian Andersen

April 16, 2019

Two of Disney’s most popular movies, The Little Mermaid (1989) and Frozen (2013), were based on fairy tales written by Hans Christian Andersen. Andersen was the author o...

The Sensibility of Jane Austen

March 29, 2019

One of the most well-known female authors of the nineteenth century, Jane Austen was born in Steventon, Hampshire, England, on December 16, 1775. Her parents, Reverend George Austen and...

Finland’s Unlikely Fascination With Heavy Metal

March 22, 2019

Singer Alexi Laiho of the Finnish heavy metal band, Children of Bodom, performs during a concert at the Astra on March 27, 2017. Source: (Photo by Frank Hoensch/Redferns...

Surprising Facts About Laura Ingalls Wilder

March 12, 2019

Laura Ingalls Wilder (1867-1957) as schoolteacher, 1887. Found in the collection of Laura Ingalls Wilder Museum, Walnut Grove. (Photo by Fine Art Images/Heritage Images/Getty ...

Mae West: Come Up And See Me Sometime!

February 27, 2019

1932: Dressed in a sequined gown, Mae West (1893 - 1980) lounges with a cigarette in her first screen role as Maudie in 'Night After Night', directed by Archie Mayo. Source: (Photo...

The Magic Of Walt Disney

February 20, 2019

American producer, director, and animator Walt Disney (1901 - 1966) uses a baton to point to sketches of Disneyland, 1955. Source: (Hulton Archive/Getty Images) These days, the Walt Disney Com...

The Black Stallion’s Author: Walter Farley

February 17, 2019

Walter Farley was born on June 26, 1915, in Syracuse, New York, the son of Walter Farley, an assistant hotel manager, and Isabel Vermilyea Farley. He always wanted to own ...

Circus Sideshow Acts: Who Were They?

February 14, 2019

The Bearded Girl. Circa 1875, Portrait of Annie Jones, the Bearded Girl (1865-1902), who was billed by P T Barnum as 'the infant Esau' 1870s. Source: (Blank Archives/Getty Images) ...

T.V. Show Characters Inspired by Commedia Dell’Arte

February 11, 2019

Commedia Dell’Arte was a form of improvisational theatre which relied heavily on stock characters and pre-established scenarios. While it was popular mostly from...

Magic Flying Carpets: The Historic Version, Not The Dis...

February 8, 2019

Riding a Flying Carpet', 1880. Artist: Viktor Mihajlovic Vasnecov. Found in the collection of the State Art Museum, Nizhny Novgorod, Russia. Source: (Fine Art I...

Sonora And Her Diving Horse

February 7, 2019

ATLANTIC CITY, NY - CIRCA 1977: The Diving Horse Attraction at the Steel Pier circa 1977 in Atlantic City, New Jersey. Source: (PL Gould/IMAGES/Getty Images) A Diving Horse?It is hard to im...

Stars Of The Silent Film Era

January 29, 2019

Actor Charlie Chaplin with Edna Purviance in The Cure. Source: (The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images) Charlie Chaplin: 'The Tramp'Charlie Chaplin is probably the most famous of all the...

The First Movies Ever Made

January 26, 2019

When was the first movie ever made? The art of filmmaking started way back in the 1800s as techniques in photography led to creating moving pictures. The first actual silent film ever made...

The Chicago World's Fair: The Great Columbian Carnival,...

January 24, 2019

Color poster for the Chicago World's Fair, or the World's Columbian Exposition of 1893, proclaiming Chicago Day on October 9th, 1893, the anniversary of the Chi...

Mark Twain

January 8, 2019

Mark Twain, who was born with the name Samuel Langhorne Clemens, was an author who wrote the well known American classics, Huckleberry Finn and The Adventures Of Tom Sawyer. Those two classics are just a s...

The Adventures of Alexandre Dumas

December 31, 2018

Dumas Davy de La Pailleterie, more commonly known as Alexandre Dumas, was born in Viller- Cotterêts, France on July 24, 1802. Dumas was the son of Marie Louise Labouret and Thomas-Al...

One Hundred Years of Hope

December 23, 2018

Bob Hope/ image from Wikipedia Leslie Townes Hope, better known as Bob Hope, was born on May 29, 1903, in Eltham, near London, England. He spent his early years there, where his father worked...

Battle of the Elves: North Pole Versus Middle Earth

December 16, 2018

Rivendell, The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)/image from Stack Exchange These days, elves are usually thought of as either the toymakers of the...

Authors From The 1800s

December 15, 2018

The writings and experiences of authors from the era of the 1800s have impacted the lives of many long since they have passed on. Their influence can still be felt today.William Blake was an E...

The True Story Behind Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

December 5, 2018

Priscilla Presley as the Wicked Queen at the launch of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs in December 2012 at the New Wimbledon Theatre in London. (Photo by Ian West/PA...

Up, Up, and Away: The First Hot Air Balloon Launch

December 3, 2018

Ascension in the meadow 1 December 1783), Anonymous, Musee des Arts Decoratifs in Paris, France. (Photo by: Christophel Fine Art/UIG via Getty Images) Today, hot air b...

The Real Von Trapp Family Was Nothing Like “The Sound o...

November 24, 2018

The actors playing members of the Von Trapp family in a promotional portrait for 'The Sound Of Music', (Photo by Silver Screen Collection/Getty Images) When ...

The Real Story of the Pied Piper

November 19, 2018

The Pied Piper of Hamelin, actually city tourism employee Michael Boyer, leads local children dressed as rats through a quiet street in Hamelin, Germany. (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Imag...

The Duchess of Windsor

November 18, 2018

Vogue 1937 (Photo by Cecil Beaton/Condé Nast via Getty Images) Duchess of Windsor (aka Wallis Simpson) sitting on the grassy edge of a pond on the grounds of Châteaux de Candé, wears Schiaparelli...

“Willie Wonka” Author Spied on the U.S.

November 17, 2018

British novelist Roald Dahl (1916 - 1990) taken on 10th December 1971. (Photo by Ronald Dumont/Daily Express/Getty Images) Roald Dahl, who went on to pen such children’s clas...

Capital Punishment: How It Worked. 

April 1, 2017

Death Penalty, also known as Capital Punishment is a sentence or punishment of death for individuals who have been convicted of crimes of treason, terrorism, espionage, federal mur...

Vintage Ads That Would Never Be Allowed Today

March 31, 2017

No one likes having to relive the days when men thought women to be lesser creatures, both in strength and intelligence. Thinking that woman were only there to satisfy men in...

Photos Taken Right Before Tragic Moments In History

March 25, 2017

We often get to see the aftermath of many tragedies, because it's far easier to see it after it happened than seconds before, or even while it's happening. Well we've co...

Gut Wrenching Facts About The Most Evil Humans In Histo...

March 22, 2017

Throughout the course of human history, the world has come to know some pretty evil people. The people on this list are the worst of the worst- they are and were ...

WW2 Photos They Never Show In History Books

March 16, 2017

Resilient London Bridge World War Two was one of the most trying times in the history of mankind, and almost 72 years later, it is still being talked and written about. However,...

Rare Photos Reveal A Different Side To History Than You...

March 15, 2017

The world has a pretty colorful history. It has seen both incredible beauty as well as indescribable horrors. These things come manifest as wars, peace treaties, ...

Rare Photos Reveal The Scandalous History Of Las Vegas

March 14, 2017

Today, we all know Vegas to be one of the best party cities and entertainment capitals of the world. But do you know how this amazing city came to be? Do you know who...

America's Sweethearts Of the Past

March 11, 2017

Over the years, there have been more than a few women that America has fallen in love with. Some of them have been officially labeled as 'America's Sweethearts', while others have just w...

Rare Photos Reveal The Most Powerful (And Entertaining)...

March 6, 2017

Thanks to the many brilliant minds in history, we are able to have many modern comforts today. Can you imagine what life would be like without wheels, refrigerati...

Physical Education 80 years ago

February 27, 2017

Before 1937, Physical Education (PE) classes were not as established as they are now. In fact, few schools had gymnasiums, sports fields, or playgrounds. The evolution of PE is quite an...

WWII Shower Methods 

February 27, 2017

The grit and crime of war is not just evident on the bodies that lay sprawled out in the open, but in the dirt and mess that was also left on the minds and hands of soldiers. Shower time during W...

Virginia Hall: Professional US Spy

February 27, 2017

Virginia Hall Goillot MBE was born on April 6, 1906 in Baltimore, Maryland and like most young persons her age at the time, wanted to make some contribution to the ongoing internatio...

Emilie Marie Bouchau And Her Tiny 16 Inch Waist

February 27, 2017

Emilie Marie Bouchaud better known as her stage name, Polaire (meaning Pole Star), born on May 14th 1874 in Algiers, Algeria, was a French entertainer. Born into a famil...

The Stone Baby: Being Pregnant For 60 years

February 27, 2017

In humans, the average period for gestation is between eight and ten months. The exceptions to this occur in cases where the fetuses are delivered prematurely and encounter ...

The Most Terrifying Dentistry Tools In History

February 27, 2017

The word odontology comes from the Greek word odous meaning tooth; hence odontology is in essence the study of the structure and diseases of the teeth. The oldest record ...

Working Women Of WWI

February 26, 2017

Women’s role in society has attempted to be defined in so many different ways for so many years. Every time a new definition of a woman’s role comes about, it is challenged by women who go above a...

The Story Of Lina Medina- The World's Youngest Mother

February 26, 2017

Motherhood is a rite of passage that most women choose to take. Most women plan out the birth of their child and prepare for it mentally and physically. Some women...

Why Were The Victorians So Serious?

February 26, 2017

If you’ve looked back at pictures from the Victorian era, then you’ve definitely noticed that nobody is smiling. Everybody looks so serious, that the pictures suggest that people in...

World War II Military Slang 

February 26, 2017

Similar to how babies have their own language, soldiers in the military have created their own line of communication. Slang changes with the time and its no different in the military. The...

Animals Who Went To War (WWI)

February 26, 2017

In addition to the 65 million men who served in World War One, 16 million animals joined them. These animals aided in saving lives and offering comfort in the worst conditions. Whether th...

How Coffins Saved Lives During WWII

February 25, 2017

In most countries around the world, one of the major symbols of death is a coffin. It is seen as a resting spot for the bodies of the deceased before they are buried in the ground. ...

Infamous Last Words From The Most Iconic People In Hist...

February 25, 2017

Ever heard of the phrase “famous last words”? Well these celebrities may not know it, but some of their last words were pretty telling. In fact, some of them ...

Life in Japan In The 1800s

February 25, 2017

The late 19th Century marked the end of the 264-year long isolationist, stagnant Edo period and the ushering in of the Meiji Restoration. Life in Japan between 1860 and 1900 was marked by dr...

The History Of Miss Universe 

February 25, 2017

The Miss Universe pageant started in 1952; it was competition which required a combination of beauty, brains and class. Women from all over the world competed in this prestigious pageant...

Abraham Lincoln through the years

February 25, 2017

Abraham Lincoln was born on February 12, 1809, in a one-room, wooden cabin at Sinking Spring Farm in Hodgenville, Kentucky. Abraham was the second child of his parents Thomas Lincoln ...

College Dorm Life 110 Years Ago

February 25, 2017

It’s hard to imagine what college dorm life was like in the early 1900’s. How did people learn before the internet? Was there even electricity or indoor plumbing? While a lot of things ...

Now And Then - WW2 Edition

February 25, 2017

World War II was a time of great unrest and uncertainty , soldiers roamed the streets of cities at war , casualties bodies laid out on open streets and fear remained in the hearts of those who o...

Vintage Photos Of Alaskan Settlers

February 25, 2017

When you think of Alaska, Russia may not be the first thing that comes to mind. Thousands of years ago, Paleolithic people moved into Alaska from the Bering Land Bridge, and continue...

What You Didn't Know About Leo Da Vinci

February 24, 2017

You may know Leonardo da Vinci as the artist who painted the “Mona Lisa” and “The Last Supper”. You may also know that he was a product of the Renaissance era and was a renowned...

Beauty Across The World From Over 100 Years Ago

February 24, 2017

Human beings come in all shapes, sizes and colors, which makes life worth living and people worth getting to know. Every country’s people have certain specific character...

Historic Moments Photographed For The First Time Ever

February 22, 2017

In a world where you can just pick up your phone and take a picture, it is hard to imagine a time when photographs didn’t exist. The idea of a device capable of ca...

Vintage Daredevil Stunts

February 22, 2017

Entertainment has always featured risky behavior, the riskier, the better and the more enthralled the audience seemed to be. Daredevils represent a certain need in all of us to push the bounda...

The Most Dapper Men Of The Victorian Era

February 22, 2017

Distinguished from other eras by top hats, canes, three piece suits, side-burns and a high level of class were the dapper gentlemen of the Victorian Era. To be dapper meant to ...

Vintage Photos Of Pioneer Life In The Old West

February 22, 2017

In the 1800’s many Americans left the populated regions and ventured west to develop and settle in new lands. Unlike the city-dwellers in the east, Pioneers had to be sel...