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John Dillinger Killed

Notorious gangster John Dillinger was killed outside a Chicago movie theatre on July 22, 1934. ... more

Kansas City Massacre

The Kansas City Massacre occurred on the morning of June 17, 1933. Law enforcement officers were ... more

The United States Football League's Short Life

The United States Football League was formed in 1983. The league was the first competition for ... more

Retrospectacle: Remembering the Mullet

What’s old is new and sometimes just won’t go away. The hairstyle known as the “mullet” ... more

Retrospectacle: The Zoot Suit

1930s menswear made for the dance floor; exaggeratedly large and loose jacket and pants matched ... more

First Blood Bank

Dr. Bernard Fantus established the first blood preservation laboratory on March 15, 1937. The ... more

Short Hair for War Effort Women

It was back to “Grandma-style hairdos” in 1943 for women working for the war effort. Long ... more

'Monty Python and the Holy Grail' Premieres

The stars of Monty Python’s Flying Circus reached new heights when their first film premiered ... more

Fred Allen & Jack Benny: Best of Frenemies

Comedians Fred Allen and Jack Benny were good friends who enjoyed playing comic adversaries. ... more

Retrospectacle: Rubik's Cube

It’s a toy that is at the same time simple and complex. The six-sided, twisting puzzle known ... more

Girl Scouts: Girl Power Since 1912

The Girl Scouts was the vision of Juliette Gordon Low a wealthy widow from Savannah, Georgia. ... more

Gandhi's Political Defiance

Mahatma Gandhi was arrested in his ashram on March 10, 1922. The charge was inciting hatred, ... more

The First Phone Call

Alexander Graham Bell uttered nine words, “Mr. Watson, come here. I want to see you,” into ... more

NACA Founded

America may have been first in flight but aviation advances in Europe were surpassing the U.S. ... more

Star-Spangled Banner Story

The American flag loomed large above a smoke filled Fort McHenry in 1814. The fort had held and ... more

The Beatles Make Nehru Jackets Big

You can thank the Beatles for helping to bring Nehru jackets to the scene in the 1960s. The band ... more

Jones Act Fails

Prohibition had been in effect for close to 10 years and it wasn’t going well. Local authorities ... more

Wilt Chamberlain's Untouchable Record

NBA center Wilt Chamberlain was a dominant force on the court, out-rebounding and out-scoring ... more
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