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Elizabeth Magie: The Inventor Of Monopoly Who Tried To Teach Us Progressive Economic Ideas

Elizabeth Magie: The Inventor Of Monopoly Who Tried To Teach Us Progressive Economic Ideas

Inventor of Monopoly Elizabeth Magie designed the game to reveal the dangers of land-grabbing, but we all learned the wrong lesson from it.
Elizabeth Van Lew – The Unlikely Woman Who Started A Union Spy Ring

Elizabeth Van Lew – The Unlikely Woman Who Started A Union Spy Ring

How Elizabeth Van Lew, a woman born to wealthy Virginia slaveholders, became one of the Union's most important spies.
Dorothy Stratten Was Going To Be The Next Marilyn Monroe, Until Her Husband Murdered Her

Dorothy Stratten Was Going To Be The Next Marilyn Monroe, Until Her Husband Murdered Her

This is the horrifying story of how Dorothy Stratten got pulled into a deadly world of fame, porn, and violence, and the men who kept on exploiting her even after she was dead.
Emma Darwin: The Incestuous Bride Of The Father Of Evolution

Emma Darwin: The Incestuous Bride Of The Father Of Evolution

While Emma Darwin's marriage to first cousin Charles Darwin may have been a happy one, it demonstrated the dark consequences of inbreeding.
Why The Nazis Called Virginia Hall “The Most Dangerous Of All Allied Spies”

Why The Nazis Called Virginia Hall “The Most Dangerous Of All Allied Spies”

Virginia Hall may have had just one leg, but no other covert operative tormented the Nazis quite like the "Limping Lady."
How Lola Montez Seduced 19th-Century Europe’s Most Famous Men — And Even Took Down A King

How Lola Montez Seduced 19th-Century Europe’s Most Famous Men — And Even Took Down A King

Dancer and actress Lola Montez left a trail of broken hearts — and one abdicated throne — across 19th-century Europe.
The Death Of Virginia Rappe And The Trial Of Fatty Arbuckle

The Death Of Virginia Rappe And The Trial Of Fatty Arbuckle

The facts behind the Virginia Rappe case that rocked 1920s Hollywood to its core.
Teuta: The Warrior Queen Who Dared Steal From Ancient Rome

Teuta: The Warrior Queen Who Dared Steal From Ancient Rome

Queen Teuta of Illyria and her pirate army ruled the ancient Adriatic Sea and even stood up to Ancient Rome — until they were forced to stand down.
Karen Friedman Hill: The Wife Of The Infamous ‘Goodfellas’ Gangster

Karen Friedman Hill: The Wife Of The Infamous ‘Goodfellas’ Gangster

Karen Friedman Hill's transition from innocent teenager to hard-living wife of gangster Henry Hill is more dramatic than Goodfellas could ever depict.
How One Woman’s Immortal Cells Have Saved Millions Of Lives

How One Woman’s Immortal Cells Have Saved Millions Of Lives

Henrietta Lacks' cells were used to develop the vaccines for everything from polio to HPV.
The Mysterious Fate Of Saddam Hussein’s First Wife And Cousin

The Mysterious Fate Of Saddam Hussein’s First Wife And Cousin

After the beginning of the Gulf War, Sajida Talfah disappeared, never to be seen again.