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Edward A. Carter: The Heroic Soldier Who Was Denied A Medal Of Honor Because Of His Race

Edward A. Carter: The Heroic Soldier Who Was Denied A Medal Of Honor Because Of His Race

He was demoted, discriminated against, and gravely injured. Perhaps worst of all, he wasn't recognized for his outstanding service until it was too late.
Kindertransport: When Great Britain Saved 10,000 Children From The Holocaust

Kindertransport: When Great Britain Saved 10,000 Children From The Holocaust

The combined efforts of the British government, religious groups, and individual volunteers saved 10,000 Jewish and non-Aryan children from certain death.
Maria Tallchief: The Small-Town Native American Who Became America’s First Prima Ballerina

Maria Tallchief: The Small-Town Native American Who Became America’s First Prima Ballerina

She represented American on the global stage and became the country's most beloved dancer despite having faced discrimination.
The Eerie Reason Why Ships Full Of Dead Bodies Keep Washing Up In Japan

The Eerie Reason Why Ships Full Of Dead Bodies Keep Washing Up In Japan

Small Japanese villages have been visited by abandoned fishing vessels, some awash with dead bodies. But the reason why this may be is even more startling than their discovery.
Charles Hatfield: The “Rainmaker” Who Brought On A Deadly Flood In 1916 San Diego

Charles Hatfield: The “Rainmaker” Who Brought On A Deadly Flood In 1916 San Diego

Desperate to end a dry spell, the San Diego council hired self-proclaimed "moisture accelerator" Charles Hatfield to fill the Morena reservoir. He did much, much, more than that.
James Doohan: The <em>Star Trek</em> Actor Who Took Out Two German Snipers In World War II

James Doohan: The Star Trek Actor Who Took Out Two German Snipers In World War II

Before becoming the beloved engineer aboard the Starship Enterprise, Scotty was known to his World War II regiment as the "craziest pilot in the Canadian air force."
Santa Muerte: The Saint Of Death That The Vatican Tried To Shut Down

Santa Muerte: The Saint Of Death That The Vatican Tried To Shut Down

Her worshippers vary from those pushed to the fringes of society to occultists, drug lords, and prisoners – and the Santa Muerte has garnered more followers in the past decade than any religion before it.
Coffee Heiress Abigail Folger Was Slaughtered By The Manson Family, Then Overshadowed By Sharon Tate

Coffee Heiress Abigail Folger Was Slaughtered By The Manson Family, Then Overshadowed By Sharon Tate

Abigail Folger was one of the five victims of the Manson family's "Tate Murders."
Stefan Mandel: The Man Who Hacked The Lottery And Won 14 Times

Stefan Mandel: The Man Who Hacked The Lottery And Won 14 Times

From the 1960s through the 1990s, Romanian-Australian economist Stefan Mandel won the lottery 14 times. Here's how he did it.
American Icon James Dean’s Death Was Not Only Sudden And Brutal, But Also Incredibly Strange

American Icon James Dean’s Death Was Not Only Sudden And Brutal, But Also Incredibly Strange

James Dean's stardom came crashing down in a fatal car accident in 1955. Indeed, the details of his death and what happened afterward are today still as confusing as they are disturbing.
Meet Jadav Payeng: The “Forest Man Of India” Who Created An Entire Forest Himself Over 40 Years

Meet Jadav Payeng: The “Forest Man Of India” Who Created An Entire Forest Himself Over 40 Years

Jadav Payeng would not sit idly by while his island home flooded and washed away. He started to plant trees. He has since created a 1,000-acre forest home to snakes, monkeys, and elephants alike.