1800s

Vibrators were Sold in the Sears & Roebuck Catalogue

Vibrators were Sold in the Sears & Roebuck Catalogue

While today many people feel like vibrators are as commonplace as they ever been, they actually used to be sold as a ...

The “States’ Rights” Term Conservatives Frequently Use Has a Dark, Racist Origin

During the 2008 presidential election, both members of the Republican ticket, John McCain Sarah Palin, said that they ...

The 9th US President Died of a Cold… Which he May Have Caught at His Own Inauguration Ceremony

The president who served the shortest period of time after being elected to office was William Henry Harrison. Harrison ...

At One Point in Time, up to 50% of US Dollar Bills Were Estimated to be Counterfeit

The year was 1865, and just months earlier the US Civil War had ended with the surrender of the Confederacy. With the ...

White Supremacists Once Overthrew a US City Government

Although it's hard to believe now, in 1898 a group of white supremacists seized power of the municipal government in ...

23 African Americans Were Elected to Congress Before the Civil Rights Movement

Although there is a common misconception that African Americans only held elected office federally since the Civil ...