In 1903, with a little help from the potato, the Brothers Lumière revolutionized color photography.
Benjamin Franklin was many things: printer, inventor, postmaster, turkey-zapper, constitution-signer, and connoisseur of fart jokes. The founding father fancied flatus.
On this date in 1986, the Challenger exploded 73 seconds after liftoff, killing all seven people on board—including physicist Ronald E. McNair, who was the second African American to enter space.
Get cozy and enjoy these historical photos of snow day shenanigans. Who knows—maybe they'll inspire you to bundle up, venture out, and have some fun.
By Prohibition’s end, temperance types had found a new target: pinball. Their crusade got a boost when Japan attacked Pearl Harbor.
In 1816, French physician Rene Theophile Hyacinthe Laennec had a young woman on his exam table, and no idea what to do with her.
Sylvia Beach convinced the author to record passages of his most famous books.
Installment #53: In January 1913 there was reason to hope the First Balkan War was winding down.
The story of Bjarni Herjólfsson.