The name Black Friday was originally coined by Philadelphia traffic policemen in 1960 who used it describe how thick the traffic in City Center was..
When returning to Earth after becoming first to land on the Moon the Apollo astronauts had to go through U.S. Customs at the airport and..
To celebrate Martin Luther King Jr.’s win of the Nobel Peace Prize in 1964 an interracial dinner was planned in Atlanta. When local business leaders..
There is much about Christopher Columbus’ voyage in history that is often retold inaccurately or is left out, leaving us with an incomplete picture. Columbus..
The 1943 eruption of Parícutin near the town of the same name in Mexico was the first time scientists have been able to study the..
Frederick Graff Sr., Chief Engineer of the Philadelphia Water Works is credited with the first patent of a fire hydrant system resembling what we have..
Shortly before John Wilkes Booth assassinated President Abraham Lincoln his brother, Edwin Booth, saved the life of Abraham’s son, Robert Lincoln. Booth didn’t know the..
On August 17, 1896 Bridget Driscoll stepped off a curb and into the path of one of the few vehicles in the country. She became..
Eating carrots will improve your vision, at least that’s what you have probably heard. This concept was popularized via wartime propaganda designed to explain why..
During his life and soon after his death Alfred Nobel’s name was synonymous with war, weapons manufacturing, and dynamite (his most famous invention). It wasn’t..
Once your cell phone, or any GPS enabled device, detects itself reaching a speed greater than 1,000 knots (1,200 MPH) at an altitude of 60,000..
Most people are aware of the Titanic, known for a short time as being virtually unsinkable, which only managed to last four days of service..