History In Pictures
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It seemed like a work of fiction, but the Red Barn murder was very real.
The brutal end.
A set of purple bagpipes was one of the objects found after his death.
When no aviation schools in America would teach Bessie Coleman how to fly, she sailed to France and became the first African American and the first Native American woman to earn a pilot's license.
It was September 27, 1726, and Mary Toft was going into labor.
Below, a few things you might not know about the historic site and the rituals that surround it.
But next time you're in New York—or if you're a resident already—try looking up from your phone to take a peek at the street names above you.
The Russian women's gymnastics team hadn't been defeated in 48 years. To do it, Kerri Strug had to jump with a torn ankle.
Literature was Eliza Leslie's passion, but her high-quality, distinctly American recipes were her bread and butter.
A lot of people were mad about Coke Classic's disappearance, but only one man spent $100,000 doing something about it.
During its 43rd annual session, the World Heritage Committee elected to add eight buildings designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, the American architect who pioneered the Prairie School movement in the 20th century.
"Who is this insane girl"
Each map provides a brief run-down of the selected celestial body which includes any historical context and the moon's most notable features.
In his 38 years in the carnival business, Ernie Collins never had occasion to stop and think about the possibility of agents from the FBI putting him under surveillance. Collins was just a boardwalk salesman who convinced other people to play games.
The map, which includes every location that ever appeared on The X-Files (even the fictional ones!)
He guessed how future generations of Americans would celebrate Independence Day with remarkable accuracy: "solemnized with pomp and parade, with shows, games, sports..."
The only problem? Adams predicted the wrong date.
Marilyn Monroe look-a-like competition in Hastings, UK, circa 1958. https://t.co/hrf52hDyrr
Constructed in 1638, the building was the home of accused witch John Proctor (the inspiration for the main character in Arthur Miller's The Crucible) leading up to his conviction and hanging in 1692.
The ambiguous fate of Tony Soprano left viewers so furious 11 years ago that HBO had to shut down its website.
Red Army soldier marches a German soldier into captivity after the victory at the Battle of Stalingrad, 1943. https://t.co/23TvVCEqvZ
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