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Little Caesars’ Founder Covered Rosa Parks’ Rent For Over A Decade

Little Caesars’ Founder Covered Rosa Parks’ Rent For Over A Decade

After Parks was robbed and assaulted in 1994, pizza chain founder Michael Ilitch offered to pay her rent in perpetuity.
Three Letters That Former Slaves Sent To Their Masters

Three Letters That Former Slaves Sent To Their Masters

These notes shine a light on the complex relationships that slaves had with their masters.
Momentous Historical Firsts That Happened Way Before Most People Think They Did

Momentous Historical Firsts That Happened Way Before Most People Think They Did

It's often the case that the best stories — not the most accurate accounts — make history.
KKK Imperial Wizard Murdered By Wife And Stepson

KKK Imperial Wizard Murdered By Wife And Stepson

The leader of a Missouri-based KKK organization was reportedly shot by his stepson, who was aided in the murder by the man's wife.
Why Some Women Once Thought They Shouldn’t Get The Right To Vote

Why Some Women Once Thought They Shouldn’t Get The Right To Vote

If you can believe it, many American women initially did not want the right to vote. Here are some of their own reasons why.
500-Pound, Undetonated WWII Bomb Uncovered Under Greece Gas Station

500-Pound, Undetonated WWII Bomb Uncovered Under Greece Gas Station

Greece will undergo it's largest peacetime evacuation due to the discovery of an undetonated bomb five meters below a gas station.
This Week In History, Feb. 5 – 11

This Week In History, Feb. 5 – 11

Possible remains of America's first colonists, Holocaust songs recovered, the Mitch McConnell/Elizabeth Warren rule, The Beatles hit America, and photos taken just after history was made.
Female Gangsters That Stole And Killed Their Way Into The Underworld

Female Gangsters That Stole And Killed Their Way Into The Underworld

Al Capone and John Dillinger may have become household names — and these women should, too.
The Rule Used To Silence Elizabeth Warren Was Created Because of A Fist Fight

The Rule Used To Silence Elizabeth Warren Was Created Because of A Fist Fight

A physical fight between two Senate Democrats prompted the adoption of Rule 19.
Sherri Finkbine And The 50-Year Fight For Abortion In America

Sherri Finkbine And The 50-Year Fight For Abortion In America

Sherri Finkbine's story is an apt reminder of the hurdles that women have had to cross in order to assert control over their own bodies.
Can You Read These Tattoo History Facts Without Wanting to Get Inked?

Can You Read These Tattoo History Facts Without Wanting to Get Inked?

Fascinating tidbits from Thomas Edison to Teddy Roosevelt to today.