20 Most Stylish Olympic Athletes of All Time
With the countdown closing in on the 2012 Summer Olympics, the combined sense of anticipation and nostalgia has us looking forward to those athletes we'll...
Alice Paul inducted into NJ hall of fame alongside historic nemesis Woodrow Wilson
For most of the 20th century, women's suffrage leader Alice Paul was sidelined in history books in favor of Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton
The Declaration of Independence Study Guide | Course Hero
This @CourseHero infographic on The Declaration of Independence is both visually stunning and informative!
first black world champ 1899. Marshall "Major" Taylor (1878-1932) was the first African-American cyclist to achieve the level of world champion (1899) and only the second black man to win a world championship in any sport
Unbossed and Unbought! Shirley Chisholm_ The Brooklyn-born politician who beccame the first black woman elected to Congress is being honored with her very own postage stamp.
Hot Springs,Arkansas : Jesse James and the Younger Brothers were fond of robbing stagecoaches near Hot Springs. Apparently, it was something to brag about. Here's a photo of three Arkansas men who were robbed of $3000 and some valuables. They commemorated the event by painting "Robbed by Jesse James January 15, 1874 on top of their stagecoach. This was supposedly the first of a string of James-Younger holdups on the road between Malvern and Hot Springs.
The Salem Witch Trials [infographic] | OUPblog
The Salem Witch Trials of 1692-1693 were by far the largest and most lethal outbreak of witchcraft hysteria in American history. Yet Salem was just one of many incidents during the Great Age of Witch Hunts which took place throughout Europe and her colonies over many centuries. Indeed, by European standards, Salem was not even a large outbreak. But what exactly were the factors that made Salem stand out?
The 75 Most Important Women of the Past 75 Years
American women have done amazing things since Glamour began in 1939. (You know: run for president, set world records, go into space--stuff like that). In tribute we, and a few notable friends, have put together this highly subjective timeline of badass U.S. barrier-breakers who changed the world for all of us, starting back then and going all the way up to now.
Joseph Winters was important to the safety of people who live in cities. On May 7, 1878, the fire escape ladder was patented by Joseph Winters. Joseph Winters invented a wagon-mounted fire escape ladder for theJoseph Winters was important to the safety of people who live in cities. On May 7, 1878, the fire escape ladder was patented by Joseph Winters. Joseph Winters invented a wagon-mounted fire escape ladder for the city of Chambersburg, Pennsylvania. Joseph Winters was born in 1816 in…
The Civil War Parlor
Richard D. Dunphy, Formerly Coal Heaver Of U.S. Navy In Uniform, S. Masury, photographic artist, 289 Washington St., Boston. Photograph shows identified former sailor with amputated arms, who served...