People didn't think a woman could cross the English Channel both ways—until Florence Chadwick came along.
“If you wish to upset the law that all crows are black, it is enough if you prove that one crow is white. My white crow is Mrs. Piper.”
She was one of the last great thinkers of ancient Alexandria—before she was brutally murdered.
The man who gave Looney Tunes their sound was an eccentric electronic music pioneer.
He was the first to figure out that irritating buzz could be a danger sign.
He led farm workers to victory in California’s landmark Delano grape strike.
Humanity's quest for cool took centuries, but it would have ended sooner if John Gorrie had gotten his way.
She’s usually a footnote in stories about Doc Holliday and his friend Wyatt Earp, but the duo might never have even met if it weren’t for this woman.
She made hundreds of movies and owned and operated her own studio. So why has she been all but ignored?
Remembering the man who probably beat Robert Peary to the North Pole, but didn’t get the credit he deserved until years later.
The woman once regarded as the world's greatest female athlete spent her life—and death—trapped between identities.
She was among the first to depict insects interacting with the natural world.
She crafted tiny, intricate dioramas known as the Nutshell Studies of Unexplained Death.
In his day, treating animals humanely was a revolutionary concept.
Marston created Wonder Woman as the embodiment of his version of feminism—and she may owe something to his unusual romantic life.