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Arson at the UpStairs Lounge

Today, we remember the horrific attack on a gay bar in New Orleans that occurred in 1973. It ... more

Mary Pickford: Hollywood’s First Million-Dollar Actress

She couldn’t vote. She couldn’t get a college degree—but Mary Pickford became Hollywood’s ... more

Jim Ryun: The Master of the Mile

The “master of the mile” set one of his six world records on June 23, 1967. The teenage Olympian ... more

Antarctic Treaty

Throughout history, the claiming of land has proven seemingly unending. One region, however, ... more

Carl Giammarese & The Buckinghams

“The music of the '60s seemed to be so connected with what was happening during the time. And ... more

Retrospectacle: Crazy for Yo-Yos

Every kid grew up with a Bandalore—although you probably know it as a Yo-Yo, quite possibly ... more

Retrospectacle: Mr. Potato Head

Mr. Potato Head did start out as an actual potato.

The Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Despite its majestic splendor, the preservation of this land wasn’t a given. Yet after decades ... more

Benjamin Franklin’s Bright Idea

Often taken for granted in today’s modern world, electricity lights up our lives and provides ... more

Retrospectacle: The Limbo: How Low Can You Go?

“Jack be limbo Jack be quick, Jack go unda limbo stick…” By now you’re humming the song ... more

Retrospectacle: Ahh, the Bell Bottom

Bell bottom pants have seen several reincarnations over the years. Passing from their place on ... more

U.S.S. George Washington: A New Threat From Below

“We must keep ahead of communist efforts, efforts to dominate the world. We must have missiles, ... more

Retrospectacle: Summer of Love

A tidal wave of young people with long hair and tie-dye clothing flocked to San Francisco in ... more

Battle of Midway

It was a gross underestimation of American power. In 1942, Japanese forces planned a complex ... more

Retrospectacle: Drive-In Restaurants

The first drive-in opened in 1921. Whether the booming success of these new eateries was due ... more

Death of an Icon

Marilyn Monroe’s tragic and untimely death in August of 1962 was in stark contrast to her shining ... more

Mrs. Arthur Miller

A look inside the media frenzy that extended all the way to Marilyn Monroe and Arthur Miller’s ... more

She’s Here! Monroe in London

It was an arrival fit for Hollywood’s hottest star. Along with throngs of reporters, Marilyn ... more
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