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When you hear the name Ford, you think cars. When you hear the name Heinz, you think ketchup. And when you hear the name Max Factor, you think cosmetics, of course!Who conquers Hollywood, and then goes on...
Do you believe scientists? It’s a hot topic lately as we grapple with a global pandemic. Strangely, Americans have a long tradition of mistrust towards the scientific community — just look at climate change deniers, conspiracy theorists,...
Edgar Allan Poe wrote his great works while living in several homes across several cities, scattered along America's East Coast. While Baltimore's claim is the most famous -- it was there that Poe died in 1849 --...
Joe Exotic isn't the first self-made Tiger-whisperer or Lion Tamer in American history--not by a long shot.The curious man made famous in Netflix's series, Tiger King, may seem like a novelty--he's eccentric, there's no doubt about it--but...
Billy the Kid. What pops into your head? Gunslinger? Bandit? Folk hero? The notorious William Bonney was a cipher. He took on the wild of the frontier, and came to embody all of the adventure, romance, and...
Like most communities in the country, Detroit hasn't escaped the touch of novel coronavirus COVID-19. But looking at history, we see outstanding stories of heroism and bravery in the face of unspeakable tragedy and danger, and the...
Theodore Roosevelt is often called the “father of conservation.” As president, he authorized the creation of 150 national forests, 18 national monuments, 5 national parks, 4 national game preserves and 51 federal bird reservations.
Every year, residents of Chicagoland celebrate "Chicago Day," the one day a year that matches the city's area code (312). One of the greatest parts of Chicago is the diversity of the city today and how diverse...
During his presidency, from 1921 to 1923, Warren Harding was generally well-liked by Americans. After his death, charges of cronyism and corruption sent him to the bottom of the list of our nation’s favorite presidents.
Gangsters, bootleggers, crooked cops, and brazen politicians are iconic characters in the Prohibition Era of American history, and no more so than in Philadelphia. But what set the Philadelphia mob family apart from more famous groups in...

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