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Meet Jane Hawking, The First Wife Of Stephen Hawking Who Divorced Him After 30 Years

Meet Jane Hawking, The First Wife Of Stephen Hawking Who Divorced Him After 30 Years

Jane Wilde and Stephen Hawking married in 1965, shortly after Hawking learned that he had motor neuron disease. As his illness progressed, his wife became his primary caregiver.
Meet Hannie Schaft, The World War II Resistance Hero Who Terrified The Nazis

Meet Hannie Schaft, The World War II Resistance Hero Who Terrified The Nazis

Known among the Nazis as "the girl with the red hair," 24-year-old Hannie Schaft was so deadly that Adolf Hitler personally ordered her capture.
The Story Of The 1919 Elaine Race Massacre That You Didn’t Learn In School

The Story Of The 1919 Elaine Race Massacre That You Didn’t Learn In School

In 1919, Black sharecroppers in Arkansas tried to organize for better wages — until a white mob and U.S. troops murdered hundreds of them.
Can Marie Antoinette Syndrome Really Turn Your Hair White From Fright?

Can Marie Antoinette Syndrome Really Turn Your Hair White From Fright?

Also known as Canities subita, Marie Antoinette Syndrome is the name for a mysterious condition said to suddenly turn all of your hair white due to fear or stress — but the scientific jury is still out on whether or not it’s real.
The Strange Tale Of Princess Caraboo And The Outrageous Hoax She Pulled Off In 19th-Century England

The Strange Tale Of Princess Caraboo And The Outrageous Hoax She Pulled Off In 19th-Century England

"Princess Caraboo" was actually Mary Baker Willcocks, an English cobbler's daughter who fooled an entire town near Bristol, England into believing she was royalty from the Pacific island of "Javasu."
Inside The Pullman Strike, The Historic Railroad Boycott That Led To Labor Day

Inside The Pullman Strike, The Historic Railroad Boycott That Led To Labor Day

The Pullman Strike of 1894 saw more than 250,000 railroad workers walk off the job and halt the U.S. economy for months — until federal troops were called in.
The True Story Behind ‘Raising The Flag On Iwo Jima’

The True Story Behind ‘Raising The Flag On Iwo Jima’

Joe Rosenthal's "Raising the Flag on Iwo Jima" captured one of World War II's most iconic moments, but the real story behind the photo would remain little-known for decades.
The Story Of Josephine Earp, The Mystery Woman Beloved By Gunslinger Wyatt Earp

The Story Of Josephine Earp, The Mystery Woman Beloved By Gunslinger Wyatt Earp

Josephine Earp’s story was shrouded in mystery throughout her life, but modern historians posit that she lied about her early years in an effort to conceal her unsavory past.
The Controversial Legacy Of Hannah Duston, The Colonist Who Killed 10 Native Americans

The Controversial Legacy Of Hannah Duston, The Colonist Who Killed 10 Native Americans

After being kidnapped by Native Americans in 1697, Hannah Duston brutally killed her captors with a tomahawk — including six children.
Meet Babe Didrikson, The ‘Texas Tornado’ Who Took The Sports World By Storm

Meet Babe Didrikson, The ‘Texas Tornado’ Who Took The Sports World By Storm

Babe Didrikson won medals at the Olympics, dominated professional golf, and excelled at track and field, basketball, tennis, baseball, cycling, swimming, and boxing.
The Story Of Adolf Hitler’s Death — And The Calamitous Days That Preceded It

The Story Of Adolf Hitler’s Death — And The Calamitous Days That Preceded It

On April 30, 1945, Adolf Hitler and his new bride Eva Braun swallowed cyanide capsules in his Berlin bunker. Then, the Nazi dictator shot himself to ensure his death.