Suggestive lyrics from bands like Twisted Sister led to the 1985 Parents Music Resource Center Senate hearing on whether musicians should be allowed to rock without parental supervision.
One of the most fascinating figures to ever live was born 246 years ago.
He’s best remembered for saying “Give me liberty or give me death,” but did Henry actually utter those words?
Back in 1919, Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. sort of made it seem like it was against the law to yell “fire“ while in a crowded theater, so we understand if you’re confused.
One Founding Father thought we were celebrating on the wrong day, but that hasn’t stopped Americans from pulling out all the stops on July 4.
No, spies aren't all focused on national security. Yes, the CIA did deploy a mission called Operation Acoustic Kitty.
If you've always wanted to live in a lighthouse, now is your chance.
America’s greatest physicists assembled under the Manhattan Project to create the deadliest weapon the world had ever seen—an atomic bomb.
From serving in the Iraq War to becoming the first U.S. senator to give birth in office, Tammy Duckworth has an impressive history of overcoming adversity with grit and humor.
The peculiar sub had wheels and other innovative features.
From Lyndon B. Johnson to Joe Biden, presidents can get neither fast nor furious behind the wheel.
Controversy over red dye no. 3 could soon spill over into the candy aisle.
Jimmy Carter, the 39th president of the United States, was one of the most esteemed humanitarians ever to hold the office. He was also once chased by a wild rabbit.
Love it or hate it, daylight saving time means you have to reset your clocks twice a year and either gain or lose an hour of sleep.
A century ago, the Teapot Dome scandal was the Watergate of its time.
The lack of proper aid paired with layers of broken policies and a fractured response from a distant British government led to unimaginable—and likely avoidable—suffering in Ireland.
According to historians, these are the worst American presidents ever to hold the highest office in the land.
George Washington wasn’t the only U.S. president for whom a healthy dose of fiction gets mixed in with the facts.
In 1968, when the CIA needed help with an audacious Cold War operation, officials decided that eccentric billionaire Howard Hughes would be the perfect man for the job.