In 1980, Detroit presented Saddam Hussein with a key to the city.
Here's a formula for fun: Arm two superpowers to the teeth with thousands of nuclear warheads. Make sure they are deeply hostile and suspicious of each other.
Say what you will about the legal status of graffiti or how it affects property values, but don't say it isn't art.
Yes, Walt Disney kidnapped then-Vice President Richard Nixon and his family in 1959 – but it wasn’t exactly a sinister plot.
Alien vs. Bender would be way more awesome than Alien vs. Predator was.
We're covering the events that led to World War I exactly 100 years after they happened.
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Mae West quipped, "You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough.”
On this date in 1974, the Ramones made their debut at CBGB. Like many bands before (and after) them, the Ramones' appearance at this famed rock venue helped catapult them into stardom.
Earlier this month, award-winning composer Derrik Wang wrote an opera, Scalia/Ginsburg, based on the friendship of Supreme Court justices Ruth Bader-Ginsburg and Antonin Scalia.
In this 1930 newsreel footage, teacher Anne Sullivan explains how Keller learned to speak.