In 1944, George Stinney Jr., 14, Became the Youngest American Executed in the 20th Century When He Was Sent to the Electric Chair

George Stinney Jr. became the youngest person to be executed in the U.S in the 20th century when he was sent to the electric chair in 1944, but more than 70 years after his death his conviction was been overturned. On the afternoon of March 23, 1944, Betty June Binnicker, 11, and Mary Emma Thames,Continue reading “In 1944, George Stinney Jr., 14, Became the Youngest American Executed in the 20th Century When He Was Sent to the Electric Chair”

20 Disturbing Pictures That Show What Life in the U.S Looked Like Under Jim Crow Laws

Jim Crow laws were state and local laws that enforced racial segregation in the Southern United States. Other areas in the United States were also affected by formal and informal policies of segregation, but many states outside the South had adopted laws, beginning in the late nineteenth century, that variously banned discrimination in public accommodationsContinue reading “20 Disturbing Pictures That Show What Life in the U.S Looked Like Under Jim Crow Laws”

Pancho Villa Expedition: 25 Rare and Amazing Photos From the 1916 Mexican Border Campaign

At 2:30 on 9 March 1916, several hundred troops under the command of Francisco “Pancho” Villa crossed the border separating the United States and Mexico and attacked the small Army garrison at Columbus, New Mexico. The raid was a surprise to the still sleeping men of the 13th Cavalry, who were responsible for patrolling theContinue reading “Pancho Villa Expedition: 25 Rare and Amazing Photos From the 1916 Mexican Border Campaign”

Rare Photographs Capture the Moment Some of the Nazis’ Most Notorious Murderers Were Brought to Justice, 1945

These rare photos show some of the world’s most infamous monsters just moments after their reign of terror came to an end. The pictures, which form part of a stunning group of previously unseen snaps documenting the Second World War, were found in an old suitcase belonging to a former Spitfire pilot. Nazi killers FranzContinue reading “Rare Photographs Capture the Moment Some of the Nazis’ Most Notorious Murderers Were Brought to Justice, 1945”

18 U.S Presidents Who Were Really Strange People

Throughout American’s history, many of the men who ultimately served as president of the United States have had some pretty head-scratching facts attached to their biography. Here now are the very strangest: Abraham Lincoln: Booze Slinger Long before Abraham Lincoln became president or hunted any vampires, he briefly paid the bills by running a combinationContinue reading “18 U.S Presidents Who Were Really Strange People”

Haunting Photographs That Captured the Horror of Martin Luther King Jr.’s Assassination

Martin Luther King Jr., an African-American clergyman and civil rights leader, was fatally shot at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tennessee, on April 4, 1968, at 6:01 p.m. CST. He was rushed to St. Joseph’s Hospital, where he died at 7:05 p.m. He was a prominent leader of the Civil Rights Movement and a NobelContinue reading “Haunting Photographs That Captured the Horror of Martin Luther King Jr.’s Assassination”

16 Vintage Photographs of Jane Fonda’s Trip to North Vietnam in 1972, Which Earned Her the Nickname “Hanoi Jane”

Almost 45 years after she climbed into the seat of a North Vietnamese anti-aircraft gun vehicle and smiled for photographers, Jane Fonda, still finds herself targeted by U.S. military veterans. The actress and activist already was one of Hollywood’s most outspoken opponents of the Vietnam War when, at 34, she made a two-week trip toContinue reading “16 Vintage Photographs of Jane Fonda’s Trip to North Vietnam in 1972, Which Earned Her the Nickname “Hanoi Jane””

Ethel & Julius Rosenberg: The Only Spies Executed During the Cold War

Julius and Ethel Rosenberg were American citizens who spied on behalf of the Soviet Union and were tried, convicted, and executed by the federal government of the United States. They provided top-secret information about radar, sonar, and jet propulsion engines and were accused of transmitting valuable nuclear weapon designs; at that time the United StatesContinue reading “Ethel & Julius Rosenberg: The Only Spies Executed During the Cold War”

Christmas Truce 1914: Amazing Photos of British and German Troops Meeting in No Man’s Land on the Western Front

The Christmas truce (German: Weihnachtsfrieden; French: Trêve de Noël; Dutch: Kerstbestand) was a series of widespread unofficial ceasefires along the Western Front of the First World War around Christmas 1914. The truce occurred five months after hostilities had begun. Lulls occurred in the fighting as armies ran out of men and munitions and commanders reconsideredContinue reading “Christmas Truce 1914: Amazing Photos of British and German Troops Meeting in No Man’s Land on the Western Front”

27 Vintage Photos From John & Yoko’s “Peace For Christmas” UNICEF Concert in December 1969

After months of trying to bring their Bed-In to the United States, John Lennon and Yoko Ono launched the worldwide billboard and poster campaign, War Is Over! The campaign was launched on 15 December 1969 at the “Peace for Christmas” concert, a benefit for UNICEF held at London’s Lyceum Ballroom. John Lennon and Yoko OnoContinue reading “27 Vintage Photos From John & Yoko’s “Peace For Christmas” UNICEF Concert in December 1969”