Before the electronic telegraph was the optical telegraph. You may not believe how it worked.
You won’t believe that the same person designed both pieces.
Who doesn’t want to cool off with a nice soak in gin?
You know the tune already, but do you know the words?
Rank is everything—and a General and a dead man got the highest rank possible.
The Taft bathtub story is legendary. But the true tale is even more extraordinary.
Watch a 1963 Civil Rights roundtable including James Baldwin, Marlon Brando, Sidney Poitier, and other top stars
As history was being made, these stars sat down to discuss it.
Yes, modern budgets are crazy. But old ones were definitely crazier.
Can’t balance on your skates? One politician found a clever solution.
When the World Cup was just beginning, you had to hope the king liked it.