Vice Presidents That Became Presidents

Since George Washington first became president in 1789, we have had 44 different presidents, 14 of which were Vice Presidents. Five of these were elected president later on. There have been eight vice presidents who took over when the former president died and one due to the president’s resignation. John Adams John Adams served as […]

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The Worst New York Commuter Train Crashes Were In 1950

As reported by the New York Daily News on February 18th of 1950, it was dark on the train as passengers fought to find the exit. The screams from injured passengers may have been the only thing survivors had to guide them. Nobody knew it yet, but the crash had injured 115 people. In more […]

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The History Of The T-Shirt

According to the Merriam-Webster dictionary, the T-Shirt is “a collarless short-sleeved or sleeveless usually cotton undershirt or outer shirt of similar design.” But the T-Shirt is much more than that in the eyes of people all over the world. When looking into the origins of both the word and the T-Shirt itself, most reference material […]

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The Striking Cold War Pictures That Won’t Let Us Forget

As the dawn of a new presidency glows in the United States, many Americans worry about our relationship with our neighbors in the East. Despite the years and distance, we’ve managed to not destroy each other in mutual nuclear destruction. Most people agree that is a good thing, something we’d like to keep going. While […]

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20th Century Leaders; Only The U.S. Put 12 People On The Moon

In case you’ve been living under a moon rock, Eugene Cernan, the last human to set foot on the moon, just passed away at 82 years old. He was one of only three people who went to the moon more than once. Of the twelve that left footprints on the lunar surface, six are still […]

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Building A Wall; The Story Of The Border Between Mexico And The USA

As we press forward into the new year, we will likely hear more about the border between Mexico and the United States. In recent news, a Massachusetts sheriff offered inmate labor to help complete the wall between the two countries. Imaginably, these stories will pop up more and more as we go. The border between […]

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How Breakfast Cereal Changed the World

Today, we have thousands of breakfast options available on our grocery store shelves. There’s a million brands of breakfast cereal, granola, and even breakfast cereal bars. Cereal has taken the world by a storm, and it’s not really going away anytime soon. It wasn’t always this way. Two-hundred years ago, the average joe was skeptical about […]

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Secret Experiments: 4 Times The CIA Tested On Citizens

Major historical breakthroughs in science often come with a dark backstory. While we might be on the road to developing safe methods of treating illness, it wasn’t always the case and at one point in time, we found ourselves as the victims of some of the strangest experiments out there. During the 1950s and ‘60s, […]

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American First Train Heist; The Gang That Nearly Pulled It Off

Of the train heists committed by the Wilkerson boys, known as the Reno Gang or the Jackson Thieves, their first was also America’s first. Prior to the Reno Gang’s run of heists, trains were only robbed in terminals, while stationary. At the time, nobody had anticipated thieves would board a moving train. That’s why they […]

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1798: America’s First Bank Heist Was Nearly Perfect

It’s not that bank robbers are always caught, but their chances of getting away with it are not great. According to the FBI, in 2015 about 24% of US bank robberies remain unresolved. That’s only one in four that will get away with a robbery. Considering that, you might think would-be robbers would wise up […]

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