Smart News History & Archaeology | Smithsonian feed for Smart News History & ArchaeologyenFri, 28 Apr 2017 17:47:29 +0000A Nude Sculpture of George Washington Is Coming to New York work was made in preparation for a larger, clothed statue by the Italian artist Antonio Canova Fri, 28 Apr 2017 17:47:29 +0000Times Square's Glitzy Look was One Man's Bright Idea Leigh's ability to imagine new kinds of advertising shaped the signs of the cityFri, 28 Apr 2017 13:20:00 +0000Network of WWI Training Tunnels and Trenches Found in England were meant to prepare soldiers for gruelling conditions on the frontlines of Belgium and FranceThu, 27 Apr 2017 17:10:38 +0000The Essential I.M. Pei century-old architect changed the way the world sees itselfThu, 27 Apr 2017 16:42:42 +0000The Tragic Story of the First Ascent of the Matterhorn Whymper had tried seven times to reach the top of the Matterhorn. He made it on the eighth try–at great costThu, 27 Apr 2017 16:00:43 +0000Sold: Diary of 28-Year-Old JFK recorded his impressions of a formative trip through post-War EuropeThu, 27 Apr 2017 14:34:26 +0000What Coconuts Can Tell Us About Escaping Alcatraz are using GPS-enabled coconuts to monitor currents to determine if three men could have survived a 1962 escape from "The Rock"Wed, 26 Apr 2017 18:22:04 +0000DNA Could Identify the Sailors (Including Women) of the Doomed Franklin Expedition analysis on bone and and tooth fragments will allow researchers to learn more about the ill-fated crewWed, 26 Apr 2017 17:07:58 +0000“The Scream” Might Have Been Inspired By a Rare Type of Cloud mother-of-pearl clouds stoke a painter's angst? Wed, 26 Apr 2017 17:02:55 +0000Scientists Didn't Believe in Meteorites Until 1803 l'Aigle meteorite fall involved more than 3,000 pieces of rock and numerous witnesses, and it changed everythingWed, 26 Apr 2017 13:15:00 +0000Cleveland Museum of Art will Return Stolen Roman Sculpture to Italy have long voiced concerns about origins of the portraitWed, 26 Apr 2017 13:00:00 +0000New Orleans Tears Down Controversial Confederate Monuments 35-foot obelisk in memory of a white supremacist uprising is no moreTue, 25 Apr 2017 19:57:49 +0000Found: A Second Parchment Copy of the Declaration of Independence commissioned in the 1780s by James Wilson, the handwritten copy's signatory order appears to emphasize national unityTue, 25 Apr 2017 17:50:57 +0000A Civil War Colonel Invented Fracking in the 1860s first invention was an "oil well torpedo," but it was followed by others Tue, 25 Apr 2017 13:42:48 +0000People Have Been Using Big Data Since the 1600s humble hatmaker was among the first to compile data on how Londoners lived—and diedMon, 24 Apr 2017 16:02:39 +0000'The Outsiders' Was Groundbreaking, But It Didn't Create YA Fiction have claimed that “young adult” fiction didn’t exist before S.E. Hinton wrote her cult classic–but it did, sort ofMon, 24 Apr 2017 13:41:56 +0000Collector Finds Live 19th-Century Cannonball fuse appeared to be attached to the explosive deviceFri, 21 Apr 2017 20:08:29 +0000Check Out These Rare Color Images of World War II photos are part of a new book from the Imperial War Museums which includes many images published for the first timeFri, 21 Apr 2017 18:24:12 +0000Although Less Deadly Than Crinolines, Bustles Were Still a Pain in the Behind“The woman with a bustle can never sit down in a natural position,” one 1880s doctor wroteFri, 21 Apr 2017 16:21:18 +0000A Tale of Two White Houses Confederacy had its own White House—two, actuallyFri, 21 Apr 2017 16:00:00 +0000Massasoit, Chief Who Signed Treaty With the Pilgrims, To Be Reburied a 20-year search, members of the Wampanoag Nation have collected his remains from museumsFri, 21 Apr 2017 15:33:33 +0000Germany Will Research Stasi Art Seizures Nazis weren’t the only group that looted German treasuresFri, 21 Apr 2017 14:38:43 +0000Fire Poles Saved Time, But They Also Injured Firefighters fire departments across the country have phased out the poleFri, 21 Apr 2017 13:20:00 +0000Billie Holiday’s Label Wouldn’t Touch 'Strange Fruit' emotive song about lynching in the American South is both a classic and a warningThu, 20 Apr 2017 16:00:00 +0000Researchers Work to Take the Bias Out Of Facial Reconstruction of relying on European-centric data sets, researchers used a global database to help image a 13,600-year-old woman from ThailandThu, 20 Apr 2017 15:59:51 +0000Without Edgar Allan Poe, We Wouldn't Have Sherlock Holmes Auguste Dupin, Poe's main character, was the first genius detectiveThu, 20 Apr 2017 13:00:00 +0000John Adams Was the United States’ First Ambassador as Well as Its Second President's house in the Hague was the first-ever U.S. EmbassyWed, 19 Apr 2017 16:00:00 +0000Sealed Files of the United Nations War Crimes Commission Will Finally See Light of Day massive archive has already revealed that war crimes charges against Hitler were drawn up as early as 1944Wed, 19 Apr 2017 14:28:28 +0000New Technique Shows San Rock Art Is 5,000 Years Old a highly refined form of carbon dating, researchers were able to date the pigments in art in Botswana, Lesotho and South AfricaWed, 19 Apr 2017 13:56:56 +0000Mummies and More Than 1,000 Statues Found in Egyptian Tomb treasure was buried near LuxorTue, 18 Apr 2017 20:36:07 +0000Builders Find Remains of Five Archbishops of Canterbury out the vault in which they were buried wasn't destroyed by flood after all Tue, 18 Apr 2017 18:04:49 +0000The Midnight Ride of Paul Revere and Some Other Guys midnight ride wasn’t so much a solo operation as it was a relayTue, 18 Apr 2017 15:18:27 +0000Ancient Architectural Science is Coming to a Renowned Indian Engineering School of alignment with the sun and magnetic fields in vastu shastra stretch back 8,000 yearsTue, 18 Apr 2017 15:02:41 +0000 A Look Back at the 1925 Woman’s World Fair the success of the Chicago World's Fair, women made their own eventTue, 18 Apr 2017 14:58:29 +0000“Are Women Animals?” Asked One 19th-Century Letter Writer women couldn't have the rights of full human beings, "An Earnest Englishwoman" asked, could they at least have as many legal protections as animals?Mon, 17 Apr 2017 16:00:00 +0000The Story of Hollywood's Most Famous Lion, there have been five of themMon, 17 Apr 2017 14:52:08 +0000Ireland May End Its Historic Good Friday Alcohol Ban 1927 prohibition restricted the sale of booze on Good Friday, Christmas Day and St. Patrick’s DayFri, 14 Apr 2017 17:21:19 +0000Last Surviving Animals of Mosul Zoo Transported to Safety the bear and Simba the lion have been evacuated to a wildlife shelter in JordanFri, 14 Apr 2017 17:01:09 +0000The Curious History of the White House Easter Egg Roll of families enter the lottery each year to take part in this White House traditionFri, 14 Apr 2017 16:13:52 +0000This 1000-Mile Long Storm Showed the Horror of Life in the Dust Bowl the American history of extreme weather events, ‘Black Sunday’ sticks outFri, 14 Apr 2017 14:22:51 +0000What We Know About the CIA's Midcentury Mind-Control Project MKUltra began on this day in 1953 and continued for yearsThu, 13 Apr 2017 16:00:00 +0000The Tournament Scrabble Dictionary Contains More Than A Hundred Slurs woman first raised the issue of the Scrabble dictionary containing offensive words in the 1990sThu, 13 Apr 2017 14:00:00 +0000Movie Palaces Let Everyday Americans Be Royalty were an important part of the studio system that flourished until the late 1940sWed, 12 Apr 2017 15:04:12 +0000The First Manned Space Flight Was the Rocket Designer’s Victory as Much as Yuri Gagarin’s Korolev designed the entire Soviet rocket program. But nobody knew his name until after he diedWed, 12 Apr 2017 13:10:00 +0000The Met Will Finally Integrate Some Native American Art Into Its American Wing now, indigenous art has lived in its own sectionTue, 11 Apr 2017 19:01:32 +0000This Patented Smoking Deterrent Made Little Coughing Noises The history of smoking cessation aids has a few funny detours like this oneTue, 11 Apr 2017 16:41:46 +0000This 3,500-Year-Old Statue of a Syrian Refugee Remains One of Archaeology’s Most Important Finds Idrimi is getting digitized and his autobiography is as relevant as everTue, 11 Apr 2017 14:00:00 +0000The Bizarre Story of Saddam Hussein’s Failed “Supergun” was called “Big Babylon” and it was originally supposed to fire satellites into orbitTue, 11 Apr 2017 14:00:00 +0000Marine Le Pen Denies State’s Role in Deporting French Jews During WWII 13,000 Jews were arrested by French authorities in July of 1942Mon, 10 Apr 2017 20:42:56 +0000Japan Will Allow Its Schools to Use a Controversial 19th-Century Imperial Text educational edict was banned after World War II for serving military and nationalistic purposesMon, 10 Apr 2017 19:24:01 +0000The Eighteenth-Century Founder of Homeopathy Said His Treatments Were Better Than Bloodletting Hahnemann was trying to fix the unscientific field of medicineMon, 10 Apr 2017 16:00:00 +0000The ASPCA’s Founder Was Known as “The Great Meddler” Bergh's efforts to prevent animal cruelty weren't well-received by all, the ASPCA did change how animals were seen in the United StatesMon, 10 Apr 2017 15:13:02 +0000New Study Fleshes Out the Nutritional Value of Human Meat caloric value of the human body is surprisingly low compared to other prehistoric food optionsFri, 07 Apr 2017 18:46:12 +0000The Quest to Better Describe the Scent of Old Books a unique smell just got easier thanks to a pair of olfactory detectivesFri, 07 Apr 2017 16:13:32 +0000New Pyramid Discovered in Egypt this week the interior structure of pyramid was uncovered at the Dahshur Necropolis, home to some of Egypt's earliest pyramidsFri, 07 Apr 2017 15:50:57 +0000This Swashbuckling Botanist Changed America’s Landscapes always for the betterFri, 07 Apr 2017 15:11:15 +0000Smithsonian and Library of Congress Purchase Rare 1860s Photo of Harriet Tubman of an album of 44 photos of prominent abolitionists, the unique photo was recently acquired at auctionFri, 07 Apr 2017 14:44:16 +0000How Some Breweries Survived Prohibition mostly involved playing to their non-alcoholic strengthsFri, 07 Apr 2017 13:30:00 +0000Moths Are Nibbling Away at England’s Heritage Sites “Operation Clothes Moths” commenceThu, 06 Apr 2017 19:28:41 +0000Artifacts Found in Indonesian Cave Show Complexities of Ice Age Culture and buttons as well as carvings suggest the inhabitants of Wallacea were as advanced as Europeans during the Ice AgeThu, 06 Apr 2017 17:37:54 +0000Only 30 Dutch Wooden Shoe Makers Remain traditional trade is in troubleThu, 06 Apr 2017 16:19:42 +0000The Secretary of the Interior Once Banned Rock Bands From the National Mall Watt, who was outed from office in the early 1980s, said the only songs he knew were 'The Star Spangled Banner' and 'Amazing Grace'Thu, 06 Apr 2017 16:00:00 +0000Once Upon a Time, Exploding Billiard Balls Were An Everyday Thing was a side effect of no longer making them from ivoryThu, 06 Apr 2017 14:41:25 +0000Your Alaskan Cruise is Possible Because Canada Blew Up an Underwater Mountain predicted tsunamis and an earthquake, but nothing particularly bad happenedWed, 05 Apr 2017 17:45:56 +0000Found: One of the Oldest North American Settlements discovery of the 14,000-year-old village in Canada lends credence to the theory that humans arrived in North America from the coastWed, 05 Apr 2017 13:30:00 +0000130 Years Ago, Men Against Women's Suffrage Put Susanna Salter’s Name on the Ballot, were they sorry.Tue, 04 Apr 2017 17:54:05 +0000London's Parliament Square Will Get Its First Statue of a Woman leader Millicent Garrett Fawcett will join the ranks of 11 statesmen who have been honored with monuments thereTue, 04 Apr 2017 16:48:09 +0000Arsenic and Old Tastes Made Victorian Wallpaper Deadly were obsessed with vividly-colored wallpaper, which is on-trend for this year–though arsenic poisoning is never in styleMon, 03 Apr 2017 16:00:00 +0000Before Velcro’s Patent Expired, It Was a Niche Product Most People Hadn’t Heard Of hook-and-loop tape's moment in the sun came after others were free to copy itMon, 03 Apr 2017 16:00:00 +0000How 148 Tornadoes in One Day in 1974 Changed Emergency Preparedness “super outbreak” flattened towns and killed and injured thousands, all with little warning and in the space of 24 hoursMon, 03 Apr 2017 13:22:11 +0000How Agent Orange Turned This American Small Town Into a Toxic Waste-Ridden Deathtrap“Walking into the houses, many of them were like people had just simply stood up, walked out and never come back”Mon, 03 Apr 2017 13:00:00 +0000National Park Service Seeks Public Help in Death Valley Fossil Theft footprints, which had been left in a lakebed by ancient mammals and birds, have been swiped Fri, 31 Mar 2017 16:51:16 +0000WWII Marine Buried at Arlington, 73 Years After His Death K. Tye's body went missing after the 1943 Battle of Tarawa. Decades later, his remains were discovered and returned home.Fri, 31 Mar 2017 16:29:24 +0000Gold Miners Kept Their Sourdough Starters Alive By Cuddling Them Francisco-area miners used sourdough starters as a replacement for commercial leavening agentsFri, 31 Mar 2017 16:01:00 +0000Happy 159th Birthday to the Modern Pencil patent for this supremely convenient invention didn't last longThu, 30 Mar 2017 18:04:15 +0000This 'Brilliant' Pioneering Psychologist Never Got a Ph.D....Technically "the most brilliant examination" Harvard had ever seen, the school didn't grant degrees to women at the timeThu, 30 Mar 2017 17:53:40 +0000Corrosion Could Bring a Premature End to This Legendary Ship report sounds the alarm on the RMS Queen MaryThu, 30 Mar 2017 17:21:11 +0000Coca-Cola’s Creator Said the Drink Would Make You Smarter the wine and cocaine drink that preceded it, Coca-Cola was first marketed as a brain tonicWed, 29 Mar 2017 17:52:21 +0000N.W.A., NPR Among This Year’s National Recording Registry Inductees latest class of 25 also includes Judy Garland and Vin ScullyWed, 29 Mar 2017 16:12:57 +0000 Before 1929, Nobody Thought the President Needed a Telephone in his Office Hoover got a phone in the Oval Office over fifty years after the White House first got a switchboardWed, 29 Mar 2017 14:00:00 +0000The Budweiser Clydesdales’ First Gig Was the End of Prohibition Busch, born on this day in 1899, came up with the concept of the Budweiser Clydesdales to celebrate the repeal of anti-liquor lawsTue, 28 Mar 2017 18:28:01 +0000Ancient Egyptian Shroud Gets New Life After Rediscovery in Scottish Museum Collections shroud, which dates to Egypt's Roman period, is etched with a hieroglyphic inscription and "unusual" art Tue, 28 Mar 2017 17:14:43 +0000This 17th-Century Anatomist Made Art Out of Bodies human bodies in this way still happens–and it’s controversialTue, 28 Mar 2017 16:51:23 +0000How Detroit Went from Motor City to the Arsenal of Democracy already had car manufacturing capability: that turned into war production capability in the early 1940sTue, 28 Mar 2017 16:00:00 +0000The Guillotine's Namesake Was Against Capital Punishment contrary to popular myth, he died of natural causes, not by beheadingTue, 28 Mar 2017 13:20:00 +0000Naval Base Believed to Have Been Used in the Legendary Battle of Salamis Found have discovered the harbor in Salamis' Ampelakia Bay where the Greek fleet prepared to battle the much larger Persian navyTue, 28 Mar 2017 12:45:21 +0000George Orwell Wrote '1984' While Dying of Tuberculosis, like thousands around the globe today, struggled with tuberculosis for many years before finally succumbing to the diseaseFri, 24 Mar 2017 16:11:12 +0000This Eccentric 19th-Century Transportation Magnate May Have Inspired Jules Verne Francis Train traveled around the world three times in his increasingly weird lifeFri, 24 Mar 2017 14:21:47 +0000Hundreds of Liquor Bottles, Downed by British Soldiers during WWI, Found in Israel nine months, the troops waited for orders to advance into Jerusalem. And while they waited, they drankFri, 24 Mar 2017 14:00:00 +0000New Website Documents 100 Years of Japanese Animation propaganda to experimental cartoons, these films showcase the early days of a national art formFri, 24 Mar 2017 12:00:00 +0000Facial Reconstruction of Medieval Man Sheds Light on England’s “Ordinary Poor”"Context 958" lived a harsh life and died destituteThu, 23 Mar 2017 19:55:01 +0000San People of South Africa Issue Code of Ethics for Researchers much-studied population is the first indigenous people of Africa to develop such guidelinesThu, 23 Mar 2017 16:02:29 +0000This Innovator Thought Elevators Should Be Round Cooper thought that round would be the most efficient shape for elevators, and requested an elevator shaft designed accordinglyThu, 23 Mar 2017 15:43:49 +0000Newly Discovered Color Movies Show Herbert Hoover’s Softer Side Hooverball to White House frolics, you've never seen the staid president quite like thisThu, 23 Mar 2017 14:58:42 +0000Mathematician Emmy Noether Should Be Your Hero revolutionized mathematics, and then was forgotten because she was a womanThu, 23 Mar 2017 14:00:00 +0000The Mime Who Saved Kids From the Holocaust Marceau is history’s most famous mime, but before that, he was a member of the French ResistanceWed, 22 Mar 2017 17:00:00 +0000The First Saxophone Was Made of Wood The instrument was patented by–you guessed it–Adolphe Sax, on this day in 1846Wed, 22 Mar 2017 14:00:00 +0000Tour Company Offers (Very Expensive) Dives to 'Titanic' Wreckage a mere $105,129 per person, thrill-seekers can explore the ruins of the ill-fated shipWed, 22 Mar 2017 13:00:00 +0000One of Christianity's Holiest Sites Gets Its Grand Unveiling team of 50 experts spent nine months cleaning and reinforcing the shrine that is believed to be above Jesus' tombWed, 22 Mar 2017 12:00:00 +0000Crusader Shipwreck, Likely From the Siege of Acre, Discovered boat in the Bay of Haifa included ceramics and a stash of gold coinsTue, 21 Mar 2017 17:15:02 +0000This Art Deco Office Tower Was the Master Work of 'The Architect of Detroit' Kahn designed numerous buildings and factories, this is the one that’s come to define his workTue, 21 Mar 2017 16:00:00 +0000Why Puppets (and Puppeteers) Are Still Important aren't just children's toys, as this look into the Smithsonian's collection showsTue, 21 Mar 2017 12:20:00 +0000France’s Famous High School Exam Will Soon Feature Its First Woman Author da La Fayette will infuse a much-needed POV into France’s literary curriculumTue, 21 Mar 2017 12:00:00 +0000Chef Boyardee Was A Real Person’s more: Hector Boiardi was a respected chef who even helped cater Woodrow Wilson’s second weddingMon, 20 Mar 2017 16:00:00 +0000White Southerners Said “Uncle Tom’s Cabin” Was Fake News its author published a “key” to what’s true in the novelMon, 20 Mar 2017 13:22:30 +0000This New Zealand River Just Got the Legal Rights of a Person’s the end of more than a century of struggleFri, 17 Mar 2017 17:58:19 +0000L.M. Montgomery’s Ontario Home Will Open As a Museum living in the village of Norval, the beloved author enjoyed stunning literary success. But this chapter of her life was tinged with darknessFri, 17 Mar 2017 17:41:53 +0000The World’s First Solar-Powered Satellite is Still Up There After 59 Years tiny grapefruit-sized satellite will still be up there well into the 2100s if we don’t take it downFri, 17 Mar 2017 16:00:00 +0000Did Catherine Parr Write a Propaganda Song for Henry VIII?'Gaude gloriosa Dei mater,' purportedly penned by the king’s sixth wife, will be performed in London for the first time in more than 470 yearsFri, 17 Mar 2017 14:24:12 +0000Washington’s Army Celebrated St. Patrick’s Day to Cure Winter Blues declared the day a holiday in an attempt to raise morale and acknowledge the army's many soldiers of Irish descentFri, 17 Mar 2017 13:00:00 +0000Utah Chooses New State Works of Art rock art and Robert Smithson's “Spiral Jetty” are poised to become state symbolsThu, 16 Mar 2017 19:26:45 +0000The Idea of Surgeons Washing Their Hands is Only 150 Years Old world of surgery before that was much grosser and less effectiveThu, 16 Mar 2017 16:00:00 +0000Netflix Will Finish Orson Welles’ Last Film <i>The Other Side of the Wind</i> live up to its iconic reputation? Thu, 16 Mar 2017 15:01:40 +0000The First Description of Allergies Was Published On This Day in 1844 Bostock was a British doctor suffering from what he called “summer catarrh”Thu, 16 Mar 2017 14:00:00 +0000Five Things You Didn’t Realize Were Funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities 1965, the agency has bestowed more than 63,000 humanities-related grantsWed, 15 Mar 2017 17:45:19 +0000This Patent Was the Hallmark of an Aerosol Whip Cream Empire “Bunny” Lapin had already made Reddi-Wip a national concern when he finally received the patent for the aerosolizing whip cream nozzleWed, 15 Mar 2017 16:00:00 +0000The First-Ever Blood Bank Opened 80 Years Ago Today inventor also coined the term "blood bank"Wed, 15 Mar 2017 15:00:00 +0000Thornbury Castle, Honeymoon Spot of Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn, On Sale for $10.3 million property boasts boasts 28 bedrooms, sprawling Tudor gardens and restaurant experience in the dungeonsTue, 14 Mar 2017 19:02:11 +0000Why South Korea’s National Archive Uprooted 12 Japanese Trees kaizuka trees represent a long and complicated history with the country's former colonial occupierTue, 14 Mar 2017 16:22:17 +0000The Man Who Dug JFK’s Grave, Twice Pollard dug graves in the Arlington National Cemetery for more than thirty yearsTue, 14 Mar 2017 16:00:00 +0000Archaeologists Worked Feverishly to Excavate Colonial-Era Graves at Philly Construction Site First Baptist Cemetery was supposed to have been moved in 1859, but as it turned out many of the graves were left behindTue, 14 Mar 2017 14:13:12 +0000Researchers Float (Unlikely) Theory That Jane Austen Died of Arsenic Poisoning contested hypothesis says the author’s glasses may offer new insight into her deathMon, 13 Mar 2017 18:35:33 +0000The Teenager Who Patented Earmuffs Kept His Town Employed for 60 Years Greenwood became an earmuff tycoon whose factory kept his hometown in businessMon, 13 Mar 2017 18:00:00 +0000Celebrate Sunshine Week By Transcribing Once Top-Secret Documents National Archives wants you…to make documents more accessible to future generations Mon, 13 Mar 2017 17:22:20 +0000Two New Exhibitions Celebrate a Long-Lost Painting "Tower of the Blue Horses" is gone, but not forgottenMon, 13 Mar 2017 16:16:44 +0000The Bizarre Beliefs of Astronomer Percival Lowell's theories were treated with skepticism even in his own lifetimeMon, 13 Mar 2017 16:00:00 +0000New Nashville Restaurant Recreates Civil Rights Sit-In Site lunch counter where John Lewis and others were arrested will now be part of a soul food eatery and music venue Mon, 13 Mar 2017 12:00:00 +0000Huge Statue of Egyptian Pharaoh Discovered in Cairo may be a likeness of Ramses II, ancient Egypt's most powerful rulerFri, 10 Mar 2017 21:02:42 +0000Don't Judge the Book-of-the-Month Club By Its Cover today you might associate its name with staid offerings, the club’s first book was by an openly queer authorFri, 10 Mar 2017 17:00:00 +0000During (and After) WWII, Some States Had Year-Round Daylight Saving Time 1963 'Time Magazine' article called it "a chaos of time"Fri, 10 Mar 2017 15:00:00 +0000Collection of Alexander Hamilton’s Documents Can Now Be Viewed Online them are Hamilton's first report as Secretary of Treasury, and a steamy love letter to his wifeThu, 09 Mar 2017 20:43:54 +0000History Film Forum Hashes Out Truth and Myth in Hollywood four-day Forum looks into time travel, black America, Poe and other depictions of history in the mediaThu, 09 Mar 2017 19:22:42 +0000Two States Have Gone to Court to Keep the KKK From Adopting a Highway 2016, Georgia's Department of Transportation actually put the program on hold so it wouldn't have to respond to the hate group's applicationThu, 09 Mar 2017 17:00:00 +0000Pollens Found in Grave of Bronze Age Woman Paint Picture of Bygone Scotland do they shed light on the mystery of the woman’s death?Thu, 09 Mar 2017 15:49:22 +000014-Year-Old Boy Discovers Remains of German Fighter Plane and Its Pilot Rom Kristiansen was learning about WWII in school when he decided to look for a lost warplaneWed, 08 Mar 2017 22:19:15 +0000The Horrible Fate of John Casor, The First Black Man to be Declared Slave for Life in America people in early America weren't slaves. After this lawsuit, they could beWed, 08 Mar 2017 17:00:00 +0000Sonata by Fanny Mendelssohn, Mistakenly Attributed to Her Brother, Premieres Under Her Name Royal College of London performed the Easter Sonata in honor of International Women's DayWed, 08 Mar 2017 15:23:15 +0000The American Garment Workers Who Helped Inspire International Women’s Day in the garment industry were some of the first to empower women in the industrial workforceWed, 08 Mar 2017 14:03:00 +0000Antonin Scalia’s Papers Find a Home at Harvard Law Supreme Court justice left behind a substantial legal and archival legacyTue, 07 Mar 2017 19:44:24 +0000The Letters of Abigail and John Adams Show Their Mutual Respect still have 1,160 of their letters, written across the years of their marriageTue, 07 Mar 2017 17:00:00 +0000Grey Gardens Estate Is on the Market for $20 Million feline tenants have been evictedTue, 07 Mar 2017 16:24:39 +0000Here Are All The Discoveries That Had To Happen Before Two Scientists Could Find DNA’s Structure and Crick weren’t the only ones working on the problems of humanity's genes, by a long shotTue, 07 Mar 2017 16:00:00 +0000The First Breakfast Cereal, Granula, Had to Be Soaked Before Being Eaten by a doctor and health reformer, the brittle cakes were not an instant successTue, 07 Mar 2017 13:10:00 +0000Skeletons Found Under a Florida Wine Shop May Be Some of America’s First Colonists skeletons, found in St. Augustine, Florida, likely date to the first decades of the oldest European settlement in the United StatesMon, 06 Mar 2017 18:55:43 +0000Nosy Researchers Are Sniffing a Vintage Library’s all an effort to recreate an olfactory landscape of yoreMon, 06 Mar 2017 17:51:46 +0000President James Buchanan Directly Influenced the Outcome of the Dred Scott Decision's remembered as a president who tried to unify a fractured nation with little success, doing damage along the wayMon, 06 Mar 2017 16:00:44 +0000Happy 80th Birthday to the First Woman in Space spent almost three days in space on her first flightMon, 06 Mar 2017 13:45:00 +0000Primary School Students in Scotland Gave Dead Goldfish a Viking Burial, Bubbles and FreddyFri, 03 Mar 2017 20:17:54 +0000A Pound Cake Was Originally Made With Four Pounds of Ingredients Americans today don't bake using pounds and ounces, but cups and teaspoonsFri, 03 Mar 2017 16:31:29 +0000Why Stamps Cost the Same Anywhere in the Country Postal Act of 1845 was just the beginning of a process of postal standarization that took many yearsFri, 03 Mar 2017 15:20:00 +0000Oldest-Known Image of Confucius Found in Tomb of Disgraced Emperor hand-painted mirror, decorated with a painting of the philosopher, was discovered in the tomb of short-lived ruler Liu HeThu, 02 Mar 2017 20:32:17 +0000This Short-Lived 1930s Speakeasy Was a Sanctuary for Gay Londoners now you can visit a recreationThu, 02 Mar 2017 20:26:18 +0000Lou Reed’s Papers Have Found a Home vicious Velvet Underground frontman will live on at the New York Public LibraryThu, 02 Mar 2017 18:09:03 +0000The Horrors of the 'Great Slave Auction' largest sale of enslaved people ever to take place in the U.S. tore families apartThu, 02 Mar 2017 17:00:00 +0000Researchers Decipher Recipe Believed to Treat Medieval Mystic find came to light thanks to a multi-spectral analysis on the manuscript of Margery Kempe's autobiographyThu, 02 Mar 2017 16:58:36 +0000Dr. Seuss Had an Imaginary Daughter Named Chrysanthemum-Pearl Seuss Geisel created the character with his first wife, Helen Palmer GeiselThu, 02 Mar 2017 16:33:09 +0000Heirs of Holocaust Victim Invoke New Law in Suit Over Two Schiele Drawings family of Fritz Grunbaum claims the works were stolen by NazisThu, 02 Mar 2017 14:00:00 +0000