From Musketeers to Nazis, Archimedes to Harriet Tubman, these famous historical figures changed the course of history -- for better or worse.
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Ayn Rand's philosophies have drawn a very diverse, even contradictory, group of followers.
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?
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.
Richards applied her extensive knowledge of chemistry and sanitation to everyday domestic tasks — and opened the door for women in science.
In the image, the abolitionist is in her 40s, seated and wearing a fashionable blouse and skirt. See it here.
In the era before anesthesia, a surgeon with quick hands was highly sought-after.
We know Martin Luther King Jr. was a civil rights activist and world-changer. But did you know he was also a Trekkie?
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.
Look beyond Europe for history! The "Arthashastra," written in the third century B.C.E., predated "The Prince." Maybe we should be saying Kautilyan, not Machiavellian.
On Election Day, citizens choose a special way to remember her struggle to get U.S. women the right to vote.
"Let them eat cake?" Not her phrase.
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?
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?
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.
Ben Franklin was the kind of guy who couldn't help tinkering with everything he touched, whether it was eyeglasses, catheters or ... the alphabet.
Star of a musical, cover boy for the $10 bill, shaper of the American economy — what can't Founding Father Alexander Hamilton do?
Simeon Ellerton walked the U.K. in search of the right materials to build his home. Was the centenarian merely eccentric? Or completely brilliant?
But what about Hubert Humphrey? Or Millard Fillmore?
Cabbies in 19th-century London would flee when they'd hear someone shout the warning "Mother Prodgers!"
They gobbled up things like copper sulfate muffins and formaldehyde meatloaf. Meet the 12 hungry men and the chemist behind the 20th-century Poison Squad.
Get sleuthing! An important piece of U.S. history is missing, and you could help find it.
Though not technically remarkable, Adolf Hitler's watercolor paintings still fetch a tidy sum at auction. Who would actually pay that much?
Imagine the cast of the "Ocean’s Eleven" trilogy in breeches and broad collars, and you have an inkling of this famous plot and why Fawkes' likeness lives on.
Insanity on the throne was more common than you might think. Navigating both royal whim and a complete lack of treatment for mental illnesses was also no easy task. See what happened to these 10 mad royals.
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