The U.S. capital might have been a very different place if not for the surveying work of Benjamin Banneker.
The oil tycoon tried to use a monkey named Titan to help find the sunken ship.
In early 20th-century Harlem, gambling belonged to “Madame Queen.”
Georgia Gilmore played a pivotal role in the civil rights movement—one of feeding and funding those at the frontlines. A marvelous cook, she took it upon herself to bring together a secret society-esque group of women who used food to fuel the movement.
With kitty litter, Ed Lowe changed how cats and humans bonded. But not everyone understood the idea: One woman tried feeding it to her cat.