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How Sarah Rector Became The ‘Richest Black Girl In America’ In The Early 20th Century

How Sarah Rector Became The ‘Richest Black Girl In America’ In The Early 20th Century

By the time she turned 18, Sarah Rector's net worth was estimated at over $1 million — about $28 million today. And it all came from undesirable land that the federal government gave her.
The True Story Of Blackbeard, The Fearsome Pirate Who Ruled The 18th-Century Caribbean

The True Story Of Blackbeard, The Fearsome Pirate Who Ruled The 18th-Century Caribbean

From 1716 to 1718, Edward "Blackbeard" Teach terrorized the high seas around the West Indies and Colonial America — until he met his gory end.
The Real Story Of Marie Laveau, New Orleans’ Witchy Voodoo Queen

The Real Story Of Marie Laveau, New Orleans’ Witchy Voodoo Queen

Marie Laveau is famous for being New Orleans' voodoo queen, but was she really as evil and mystical as she has been portrayed?
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Rafael Caro Quintero: The True Story Of The Narcos Drug Lord Still On The Run

Rafael Caro Quintero was one of Mexico's first and most powerful cartel leaders until he was suspected of orchestrating the brutal torture and murder of a DEA agent.
The Real Story Of Thomas Jefferson’s Mistress And Slave, Sally Hemings

The Real Story Of Thomas Jefferson’s Mistress And Slave, Sally Hemings

Sally Hemings bore President Thomas Jefferson six children, yet his legitimate descendants tried their best to discredit her story.
The Legend Of Kit Carson, The Wild West’s Gentleman Explorer

The Legend Of Kit Carson, The Wild West’s Gentleman Explorer

Son of a Revolutionary War veteran, a Civil War veteran himself, and one of the first frontiersmen of the West, Kit Carson became an American legend during his own lifetime.
Without Noseless Mad Scientist Tycho Brahe, Astronomy Would Still Be In The Dark Ages

Without Noseless Mad Scientist Tycho Brahe, Astronomy Would Still Be In The Dark Ages

Tycho Brahe kept a drunken elk in his entourage, supposedly had an affair with the queen of Denmark, and totally changed our understanding of the universe itself.
Crushing Pressure, Frigid Cold, And Eternal Darkness: Welcome To Challenger Deep, The Deepest Part Of The Ocean

Crushing Pressure, Frigid Cold, And Eternal Darkness: Welcome To Challenger Deep, The Deepest Part Of The Ocean

At some seven miles below the surface, Challenger Deep is not only the deepest part of the ocean, it's an alien world unlike no other.
“Love Of My Life”: Inside The Romance Between Freddie Mercury And Mary Austin

“Love Of My Life”: Inside The Romance Between Freddie Mercury And Mary Austin

Freddie Mercury and Mary Austin maintained a seven-year-long romantic relationship — and remained close until Mercury's untimely death.
The Cartel’s Accountant: Inside The Eccentric Story Of Pablo Escobar’s Older Brother, Roberto Escobar

The Cartel’s Accountant: Inside The Eccentric Story Of Pablo Escobar’s Older Brother, Roberto Escobar

Pablo Escobar may be the infamous name everyone recognizes, but his brother Roberto Escobar is the one still profiting from their violent ventures.
A Skilled Gunman But A Bloodless Reputation: The Real Story Of The Sundance Kid

A Skilled Gunman But A Bloodless Reputation: The Real Story Of The Sundance Kid

The Sundance Kid was already a legend of the Wild West during his lifetime. But the most intriguing part of his story may be that no one really knows how it ended.