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By Melanie Radzicki McManus Sep 4, 2017
Katharine McCormick's name may not be as famous as Margaret Sanger's, but McCormick played a major role in the development of "the pill" and the progression of the reproductive rights movement.
By Kate Kershner Aug 25, 2017
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By Diana Brown Aug 22, 2017
A new expedition to the island of Nikumaroro takes forensic dogs... but was the aviator captured by Japan? Two new investigations point in different directions.
By Patrick J. Kiger Jul 11, 2017
William Rufus DeVane King was the young nation's 13th vice president, and its only one to take the oath of office in another country.
By Laurie L. Dove Jul 7, 2017
As a zealous advocate for marginalized people in the LGBTQ community, Rivera was a progressive and important, if controversial, figure in the movement.
By Kate Kershner Jun 28, 2017
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By Laurie L. Dove Jun 27, 2017
Ayn Rand's philosophies have drawn a very diverse, even contradictory, group of followers.
By Melanie Radzicki McManus Jun 21, 2017
Even 1,600 years later, we still reach for the name Attila the Hun when we want an example of vicious (and successful) fighter. But how did his memory live on so long?
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The 11th president of the United States is buried in Nashville, Tennessee. There's a campaign underway to exhume and move his remains, and it's happened before.
By Laurie L. Dove Apr 11, 2017
Richards applied her extensive knowledge of chemistry and sanitation to everyday domestic tasks — and opened the door for women in science.
By Kate Kershner Mar 31, 2017
In the image, the abolitionist is in her 40s, seated and wearing a fashionable blouse and skirt. See it here.
By Alia Hoyt Feb 10, 2017
In the era before anesthesia, a surgeon with quick hands was highly sought-after.
By Alia Hoyt Feb 6, 2017
We know Martin Luther King Jr. was a civil rights activist and world-changer. But did you know he was also a Trekkie?
By David Dennis Jan 16, 2017
Cooking up a new dish is in some ways like being a parent. For one, you get to name the new concoction. Here are the inspirations behind some culinary favorites.
By Karen Kirkpatrick Dec 16, 2016
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By Laurie L. Dove Nov 14, 2016
On Election Day, citizens choose a special way to remember her struggle to get U.S. women the right to vote.
By Christopher Hassiotis Nov 8, 2016
"Let them eat cake?" Not her phrase.
By Kathryn Whitbourne Nov 2, 2016
Is Austria's step to remove the place where the Nazi leader was born a way of cleaning up the present and future, or of trying to sweep the past under the rug?
By Christopher Hassiotis Oct 18, 2016
LBJ really dug phones. The 36th U.S. president dug them so much that he had a tree phone. With a switchboard. How many presidents can say that?
By Julia Layton Aug 30, 2016
Harriet Tubman won't be the first non-president whose face appears on the front of U.S. paper currency, but in 2020 hers will be the first black woman's to do so.
By Christopher Hassiotis Apr 22, 2016
Ben Franklin was the kind of guy who couldn't help tinkering with everything he touched, whether it was eyeglasses, catheters or ... the alphabet.
By Bryan Young Apr 11, 2016
Star of a musical, cover boy for the $10 bill, shaper of the American economy — what can't Founding Father Alexander Hamilton do?
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