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History's Forgotten Headlines
16 minutes | 9 months ago
The Rebel for Women's Rights
On the centennial of the ratification of the 19th Amendment, we want to bring back the headline grabbing suffragist who's often been forgotten. Alice Paul was an innovative activist who was prepared to die for the right to vote. She shocked the world with her actions, which ultimately played a critical role in giving women the right to vote.
7 minutes | 10 months ago
Short Story: The Penalty of Treason
Every July 4th we celebrate the United States and the signing of the Declaration of Independence. But amongst the celebrating we tend to forget the risk the 56 signers of the declaration were taking. If captured, they faced a punishment that was considered worse than death. Treason was the worst imaginable crime so the punishment needed to be the worst imaginable death.
10 minutes | a year ago
Short Story: Miranda Behind the Rights
The 'Miranda Rights' weren't just created for the betterment of the suspect. It was a long, disturbing, and divisive road that lead to the creation of the statement many of us have come to learn through movies, TV shows and maybe personal experiences. We may take the 'Miranda Rights' for granted now, but before 1966 no one really knew what their rights were inside a police station.
12 minutes | a year ago
Short Story: The Original Outlaw
The original outlaw of the Wild West is a man you've likely never heard of before. But Coal Oil Jimmy and his sidekick, The Baker, carried out a six-week rampage in New Mexico's Cimarron Country. Their crimes were so violent they were two of the firsts to have massive bounties on their heads and be wanted 'Dead or Alive.'
13 minutes | a year ago
Short Story: Milkmaids and a Vaccine
The coronavirus pandemic has raised a lot of questions, especially about vaccines and their origins. When we started asking those questions we discovered one the greatest scientific achievements of mankind all started with milkmaids, and was based on folk lore. This is the story of the world's first vaccine.
8 minutes | a year ago
Short Story: America's Forever General
George Washington's place in American history is set, or is it? Nearly 200 years after his death Washington was given a title that will keep him at the top of the U.S. Military forever. But one man stands close to Washington, and it's likely because of him that this founder father will forever be America's general.
29 minutes | a year ago
Destruction by Molasses
Boston's North End has a lot of history, including a tragedy many feel is stranger than fiction. Around 100 years ago, more than two million gallons of molasses ripped through a large portion of one of the most dense neighborhoods in the entire world. Nearly two dozen people were killed and 150 others were severely injured, and this is the story of how it happened.
41 minutes | 2 years ago
Catastrophe at the Cocoanut Grove
The deadliest nightclub fire of all time claimed the lives of nearly 500 people, but it wasn't just the fire that killed so many people, it was their inability to escape. As a result of this tragedy, laws and fire codes were changed forever. Join the conversation on Facebook: www.facebook.com/HistorysForgottenHeadlines
47 minutes | 3 years ago
A Murder in Salem
Salem, MA is said to be a town that's forever stained with "blood, blood, blood." But the witch trials are only part of the town's legacy. A bloody and gruesome murder happened more than 130 years after the trials, and it not only inspired the writings of Nathaniel Hawthorne and Edgar Allen Poe, but it changed our legal system forever.
27 minutes | 3 years ago
Ponzi Scheme: The Notorious Namesake
Many know what a Ponzi Scheme is, but why is it called 'a Ponzi Scheme?' On this episode we detail the rise and fall of Mr. Charles Ponzi, and why he is the one who bears the notorious namesake.
25 minutes | 3 years ago
Hollywood's First Sex Scandal
He was Hollywood's biggest celebrity in the 1920's, but his beloved status changed quickly when he found himself starring in a role he never could have imagined. This forgotten headline not only shocked Tinsel Town but the world.
29 minutes | 3 years ago
Murder at Harvard Medical School
A gruesome murder took place in Boston in 1850 between two people who were part of America's highest social class. It not only shocked New England, but the world.
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