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The deadliest workplace accident in New York City's history.
Seemingly impervious to injury or illness, Yankee slugger Lou Gehrig never missed a game. But in the spring of 1939, his play began to deteriorate. On July 4th, he gave a farewell speech to a sold-out crowd at Yankee Stadium.
The Secret of Tuxedo Park |
The scientist who developed the radar that helped win WWII also has a few other patents to his name.
In 1963, Stanley Weston, a licensing and marketing agent in New York City, created the idea to sell dolls to boys, specifically, military dolls.
The Murder of Emmett Till |
Emmett Till's body is taken to Chicago's Roberts Temple Church of God for viewing and funeral services. Emmett's mother decides to have an open casket funeral.
Annie Oakley |
Annie Oakley used her astonishing marksmanship to escape a poor childhood and become a superstar.
Joe Dimaggio: The Hero's Life |
A timeline of Joe DiMaggio's life.
Hasbro launched the first advertising campaign for Mr. Potato Head on April 30
th, 1952. Within its first few months on the market, the toy earned the company more than $4 million.
Lucille Ball is best known as a comedienne, but her career didn’t start out that way. A biographer answers a few questions about the comic icon.
The Gilded Age |
Just 30 years after the Civil War, Ida B. Wells and other crusading women sought to realize the promise of the Gilded Age.
Although Candy Land started in a polio ward, its connection to the infamous disease was kept secret for 50 years. Its steady rise in popularity was due to the fact that it entertained young children in a simple and fun way.
Wrapped in parchment paper and surrounded by bright and vibrantly colored toys, Slinky didn't exactly stand out on the shelves.
The Material Girl pulled off one of the greatest bait and switches in all of pop music history.