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Nellie Bly Honored With Google Doodle, Karen O Song

Nellie Bly Honored With Google Doodle, Karen O Song

By Chris Crum May 5, 2015

Nellie Bly is the subject of Google’s doodle for May 5, as the day would have been the journalist’s 151st birthday. Bly was her pen name. Her real name was Elizabeth Cochrane Seaman. She was best known for her record-breaking …

Happy Birthday Song: Where Did It Come From?

Happy birthday to you…. Almost everyone knows the “Happy Birthday Song” in one form or another. While this is true of the song, there are some interesting tidbits about this particular melody you may not know. Surprisingly, one of the …

‘Dracula Castle’ For Sale to the Right Buyer

Bran Castle, a national monument and landmark in Romania commonly known as “Dracula’s Castle,” is not formally on the market for a disclosed sum, but the present owner says the property is up for grabs if the price and buyer …

1805 Letter Penned by Thomas Jefferson Goes on Sale

A July 24, 1805 letter written by United States Founding Father and President Thomas Jefferson went on sale for $35,000 in Philadelphia. The Raab Collection is handling the transaction, after an anonymous private collector came forth with the one-page historical …

The World Wide Web Turns 25 This Week The World Wide Web Turns 25 This Week

In 1989, Sir Tim Berners-Lee turned on the World Wide Web. Since then, it has become one of the most pervasive technologies ever created. In fact, one could argue that it’s the most important invention in human history. To celebrate …

Bill Guarnere, of Band of Brothers Fame, Dies at 90 Bill Guarnere, of Band of Brothers Fame, Dies at 90

William “Wild Bill” Guarnere, Sr. was rushed to a hospital from his home in Philadelphia Saturday morning. By the time Saturday night had arrived, Guarenere had died from a ruptured stomach aneurysm. Guarnere was 90 years old. Bill Guarnere rose …

Mein Kampf Copies Signed By Hitler To Be Auctioned Mein Kampf Copies Signed By Hitler To Be Auctioned

Now that the Christmas shopping season is over, most people don’t have to constantly worry about getting a gift for that certain someone who just seems to have it all. For those of us who want to get some early …

Mark Helprin’s Novel Is Now A Colin Farrell Film Mark Helprin’s Novel Is Now A Colin Farrell Film

“If it weren’t for music, I would think that love is mortal.” This prosaic musing about music might seem like words written by a romance novelist. Indeed, it’s a quote from one of Mark Helprin’s novels. However, the 66-year-old author …

Harriet Tubman: The Underground Railroad Meets Opera Harriet Tubman: The Underground Railroad Meets Opera

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The story of Harriet Tubman has recently hit the performance arena in New York. “Harriet Tubman: When I Crossed That Line To Freedom,” is an opera written by a third-generation Nigerian-American who practically grew up on the stories of Tubman and …

Tila Tequila: “Hitler Was A Good Man”, History Lies
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Take what you will from Tila Tequila – a former car model, MySpace celebrity, and reality TV show host. She’s made a video and blog post exposing the Illuminati, the secret organization that (supposedly) controls the world. Both Larry King …

Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag Gets Dissected By Historians

One of the biggest selling points of Ubisoft’s Assassin’s Creed series is how it recreates historical events and locations and lets you live them in the game. You may be wondering, however, just how accurate these recreations are. Well, that’s …

Steve Jobs’ Old House Now a Historical Site Steve Jobs’ Old House Now a Historical Site

2066 Crist Drive, Los Altos has now been officially designated as a “historical resource.” The house (and more importantly, its garage) is better known as the place where Apple Computers was founded. Back in 1976, the home of Paul and …

Study: Pollen Tells Us What Killed Bronze Age Civilizations

The New York Times reported that a recent study of pollen may explain the sudden collapse of what were, at the time, highly successful civilizations like the Egyptians, the Babylonians, and the Hittites. 3200 years in the distant past, Tel …

VICE And Ubisoft Team Up On Assassin’s Creed IV-Inspired Historical Documentary

VICE is known for its brutal news documentaries that take place in some of the most dangerous places on earth. In other words, they’re no stranger to the worst humanity has to offer. Some of the worst humans ever to …

Gullah-Geechee, Sapelo Island: Historic Slave Community Faces Tax Woes
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The tiny community of Hog Hammock on Sapelo Island in Georgia is one of the earliest freed slave settlements, and it is still home to descendants of the original owners. That may change though, as the Gullah-Geechee people in the …

Steve Jobs’ Old Home (or the Garage Where Apple Was Built) Could Become Historical Site Steve Jobs’ Old Home (or the Garage Where Apple Was Built) Could Become Historical Site
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We all know the story of Apple Computer, and how the company was formed in Steve Jobs’ parents’ garage back in 1976. It was an important moment in the tech world for sure, and now the garage (and the house …

Everything You Need To Know About Video Games From Their Origins To The Early 90s

Kids (and adults) absolutely love video games. Whether they be on consoles, PC or mobile, people love the interactive nature of video games. Unfortunately, many of those new to video games don’t have quite as much of an appreciation for …