In 1959, US Vice President Richard Nixon traveled to the capital of America’s communist arch-enemy, the Soviet Union. He was there to visit an American exhibition being held in the city; a house had been built as a set that ...

July 22, 1991: Milwaukee, Wisconsin, police officers spot Tracy Edwards running down the street in handcuffs, and upon investigation, they find one of the grisliest scenes in modern history… Jeffrey Dahmer’s apartment. When police went back to Dahmer’s apartment, he ...

According to Neal Gabler’s book Walt Disney: The Triumph of the American Imagination, an estimated 70 million people — in a country of 165 million — tuned in to watch the unveiling of Disneyland co-hosted by actor and future president Ronald ...

The capture of Jerusalem was the primary goal of the First Crusade, a military campaign organized by western rulers, the Pope, and the Byzantine Empire.  The First Crusade was conceived by Pope Urban II following an appeal from the Byzantine ...

What was the first case of expulsion by impeachment in the U.S. Senate? On this day in 1797, the U.S. Senate voted to impeach and expel Senator William Blount of Tennessee for disloyalty to the United States. But what, exactly, ...

At midnight on July 1, 1997, Hong Kong returned to Chinese control after a century and a half of British colonial rule. The handover was meant to establish a “one country, two systems” relationship between China and Hong Kong that ...

Perhaps the most notorious drug lord the world has ever known was arrested on this day in 1991.  The hardened criminal, Pablo Escobar, had evaded authorities for years until he finally surrendered to police after being cornered in Columbia. But ...

On this day in 1884, America’s first roller coaster opened in the famed Coney Island Amusement Park in Brooklyn, New York.  The roller coaster was considered a switchback railway and it traveled at six miles per hour. Admission for the ...

Many thought the loud pops were part of the show, until reality set in. As club goers scrambled to get out of the club with their lives intact, Pulse nightclub officials posted a chilling Facebook message that said, “Everyone get ...