Years before becoming a globally famous singer, Prince showed solidarity for his teachers as they demanded better wages and working conditions.
In French, Vladimir Putin’s surname is spelled ‘Poutine,’ which is causing problems for the country’s poutine eateries.
It’s a development that could potentially have serious repercussions for Europe.
‘Kyiv’ is not a new name for the capital of Ukraine—and the Kyiv-or-Kiev discussion isn’t new, either.
Zelenskyy had a successful acting career before becoming Ukraine's president, including a stint as the marmalade-loving bear in two feature films.
Virginia, Pennsylvania, Kentucky, and Massachusetts are technically commonwealths, not states. Here's the meaning behind the term.
The time period that inspired HBO’s ‘The Gilded Age’ was opulent—but its golden veneer masked something less glamorous.
Cleopatra famously had relationships with the Roman generals Julius Caesar and Mark Antony. Less, however, is remembered about the four children she had with these men.
It probably wasn’t a coincidence that Dan Quayle, who famously misspelled ‘potato,’ started shilling for potato chips.
Starting in 2022, California's public colleges and schools grades six through 12 will be required to provide free pads and tampons to their students.
These Indigenous politicians, activists, linguists, teachers, and artists—who work to preserve their heritage and secure civil rights—deserve to be better known.
Whether their fame lasted for 15 minutes or a lifetime, the notoriety these animals received was well-deserved.
‘Notorious RBG,’ the bestselling book, has inspired a traveling retrospective dedicated to Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
Labor Day is a day off for many Americans, but you may not know why the holiday is celebrated on a Monday each year.
The lieutenant governor is to the gubernatorial line of succession what the vice president is to the presidential line of succession. Yes, there are exceptions.
A high school student's 'Hannibal' fan art was selected as a winner of the Congressional Art Competition and will be displayed in the U.S. Capitol building.
As part of the "Prussian scheme," some of America's Founding Fathers invited the Prince of Prussia to rule the United States as king.
When Charles Boycott tried to evict struggling Irish farmers during a famine, they ran him right out of Ireland.
The Plastic People of the Universe started out covering Velvet Underground songs in Prague clubs. By 1989, the band had helped crush communism in the Eastern Bloc.
The British royal family has a history of intrigue and scandal—and at least one royal shoe breaker-inner.
Doris Miller was stationed on the USS 'West Virginia' when Pearl Harbor was attacked. Despite being prohibited from gunnery training due to his race, Miller ended up saving an untold number of lives.
Eleanor Roosevelt is joining Maya Angelou, Rosa Parks, Sally Ride, and other ‘Inspiring Women’ Barbies.