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<em>Mary Celeste</em>: What Actually Happened Aboard The Notorious Ghost Ship

Mary Celeste: What Actually Happened Aboard The Notorious Ghost Ship

Learn the likely fate of the Mary Celeste, the ghost ship found deserted in the Atlantic near the Azores Islands on Dec. 5, 1872.
Nathaniel Bar-Jonah: The 300-Pound Child Murderer And Suspected Cannibal

Nathaniel Bar-Jonah: The 300-Pound Child Murderer And Suspected Cannibal

Nathaniel Bar-Jonah was accused of murdering a child. Soon, his neighbors remembered the strange meat he'd given them years before.
Aretha Franklin Offered To Post Angela Davis’ Bail In 1970 Because She Wanted “Freedom For Black People”

Aretha Franklin Offered To Post Angela Davis’ Bail In 1970 Because She Wanted “Freedom For Black People”

"I have the money; I got it from Black people — they've made me financially able to have it — and I want to use it in ways that will help our people."
This Week In History News, Aug. 12 – 18

This Week In History News, Aug. 12 – 18

Hidden World War II message uncovered, link between walruses and Vikings' demise found, oldest Egyptian embalming recipe unearthed.
Archaeologists Have Just Found The World’s Oldest Cheese In An Ancient Egyptian Tomb

Archaeologists Have Just Found The World’s Oldest Cheese In An Ancient Egyptian Tomb

"The material analyzed in this study is probably the most ancient archaeological solid residue of cheese ever found to date."
The Story Of The Rat Pack, In 33 Captivating Photos

The Story Of The Rat Pack, In 33 Captivating Photos

From their 1950s origins to their 1980s farewell, this is the story of the Rat Pack — onstage and off.
5,600-Year-Old Mummy Reveals Oldest Egyptian Embalming Recipe Ever Found

5,600-Year-Old Mummy Reveals Oldest Egyptian Embalming Recipe Ever Found

Fred proves that Egyptians had been using embalming practices for more than 1,500 years longer than scientists believed.
Petrus Gonsalvus And The Real Beauty And The Beast Story

Petrus Gonsalvus And The Real Beauty And The Beast Story

How Petrus Gonsalvus made it into the French royal court and married Lady Catherine to live out the real Beauty and the Beast story.
Victoria Woodhull: The First American Woman To Run For President — 150 Years Ago

Victoria Woodhull: The First American Woman To Run For President — 150 Years Ago

After starting out as a Wall Street broker and suffragist, Victoria Woodhull made history in 1872 when she made a presidential run unlike anything the country had ever seen.
Scientists Just Discovered An Extinct Pygmy Woolly Mammoth On An Siberian Island

Scientists Just Discovered An Extinct Pygmy Woolly Mammoth On An Siberian Island

Scientists believe this is an entirely new species of mammoth that until now hasn't been proven to exist.
2,500-Year-Old Beer Cups Uncovered At The Cradle Of Human Civilization

2,500-Year-Old Beer Cups Uncovered At The Cradle Of Human Civilization

The traces found on these cups represent some of the earliest evidence of beer ever found.