Videos

Fosbury Flop

Twenty-one-year-old Dick Fosbury changed the high jump on October 20, 1968. His backward facing ... more

First Mid-Season Major League Baseball Strike

1981 saw the first mid-season baseball strike in history. The last eight games of the exhibition ... more

Chrysler Odometer Fraud

For nearly 40 years Chrysler sold cars with tampered odometers. It was common practice for Chrysler ... more

26th Amendment & Voting Age

The 26th amendment set a national uniform voting age for men and women of all races and ethnicities ... more

Quiz Show Scandal

It was 1950’s “must-see TV,” the era of television quiz shows. The programs were a showcase ... more

Ubiquitous Blue Mailbox Patent

The quintessential blue mailbox is an invention that’s pretty much remained the same for more ... more

Killer Smog in Donora, Pennsylvania

A small milling town in Pennsylvania was submerged in killer smog in October 1948. Donora, Pennsylvania, ... more

First Roller Coaster

A former coal-carrying railway in Pennsylvania became the inspiration for America’s first roller ... more

Birth of Transatlantic Flight

The beginning of the “jet age” was determined on October 26, 1958. With the power of the ... more

Hollywood Sign History

It started out as a temporary ad in 1923 for a new housing development in the hills above Los ... more

St. Louis' Gateway Arch

During the 19th century St. Louis, Missouri, was the largest city on the edge of the western ... more

Stock Market Crash of 1929

Stock prices spiraled out of control and the stock market crashed on October 29, 1929. Black ... more

Nylon: First Synthetic Fiber

Nylon became the world’s first synthetic fiber when it was introduced on October 27, 1938. ... more

Statue of Liberty

America’s most emblematic symbol was the idea of a Frenchman named Edouard Laboulaye. He proposed ... more
Privacy Policy | Terms of Use | Advertise