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The “Orphan Train” That Brought Kids Around The Country For No-Background-Check Adoptions

The “Orphan Train” That Brought Kids Around The Country For No-Background-Check Adoptions

Before there was modern-day adoption and a fully-vetted foster care system, there was the Orphan Train, which transported kids around the country and into the arms of families more often looking for laborers than children.
24 Of The Biggest Badasses In Modern History

24 Of The Biggest Badasses In Modern History

Whether it's war heroes, adventurers, or stories of survival in extreme conditions, these stories are about the triumph of the human spirit.
Brenda Ann Spencer Shot Up A School. Her Reason? “I Don’t Like Mondays”

Brenda Ann Spencer Shot Up A School. Her Reason? “I Don’t Like Mondays”

When asked by a reporter why she fired 30 rounds into a schoolyard, Brenda Ann Spencer's answer was simple: "I don't like Mondays."
The Dead Rabbits, The Bowery Boys, And The Great July 4th Riot

The Dead Rabbits, The Bowery Boys, And The Great July 4th Riot

The Dead Rabbits feuded with the Bowery Boys for decades, ultimately coming to blows in one of New York City's worst riots.
How The New York Blackout Of 1977 Tore A Crumbling City Apart

How The New York Blackout Of 1977 Tore A Crumbling City Apart

During the New York blackout of 1977, an entire city went dark, only to be lit up by the fires of more than 1,000 arsons.
That Time The U.S. And Britain Went To War Over A Pig

That Time The U.S. And Britain Went To War Over A Pig

Along the Rockies and the Pacific coastline, on a small shared island, the United Kingdom and United States turned a small land dispute into a heated, full-fledged confrontation.
From The Woods To Politics — Who Was The Real Davy Crockett?

From The Woods To Politics — Who Was The Real Davy Crockett?

Most people know Davy Crockett as a daring frontiersman, but he actually had quite the interesting life outside of his wild adventures.
The Bizarre Tale Of The World War II Ghost Blimp And Its Missing Crew

The Bizarre Tale Of The World War II Ghost Blimp And Its Missing Crew

Unofficial answers for the ghost blimp's missing crew range from an enemy attack to alien abductions.
Was Edith Wilson Actually America’s First Female President?

Was Edith Wilson Actually America’s First Female President?

For just over a year, Edith Wilson took on the duties of the president, following her husband's stroke, despite the fact that there was a Vice President ready to take over.
That Time A Plane Full Of Nuclear Bombs Crashed In Greenland

That Time A Plane Full Of Nuclear Bombs Crashed In Greenland

On Jan. 21, 1968, a plane with carrying nuclear bombs came crashing down to the frozen sea ice of western Greenland. A huge B-52G Stratofortress made an emergency landing near Thule Air Base in this icy area of the world as part of a protective measure in case the United...
America Is Not A Christian Nation And Never Has Been

America Is Not A Christian Nation And Never Has Been

The text of the U.S. Constitution makes no mention of God, Jesus Christ, or Christianity.