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Iran Hostage Crisis: From Its Origins To Its Aftermath

Editor Picks | November 25, 2021

In an action which Jimmy Carter called an act of “blackmail,” on November 4, 1979, a group of militarized Iranian college students who belonged to the Muslim Stu...

“The House Of The Rising Sun” The #1 Hit That Killed The Band

Entertainment | November 23, 2021

“The House Of The Rising Sun” dates back to at least the 18th century as an African American folk song. But it rose to prominence in 1964 thanks to t...

Troll Dolls: From Wood Carvings To Bestselling Toys

Fads | November 21, 2021

Although most people tend to think of troll dolls as the rather colorful, somewhat creepy dolls which emerged in the 1960s, they are connected to Scandinavia mythol...

The Disputed Origins Of The Beatles' “Lucy In the Sky With Diamonds”

Entertainment | November 19, 2021

“Lucy In the Sky With Diamonds,” the hit song off The Beatles’ iconic “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band'' album, ranks as one of the most ...

Doctor Who’s First Incarnation

Entertainment | November 17, 2021

On Saturday, November 23, 1963, the first episode of Doctor Who aired on BBC One. It was designed as a family show, to be aired from 5 to 6 p.m., sandwiched between more adult shows a...

"I Get Around" By The Beach Boys, The Happiest Song With An Ugly Past

Entertainment | November 15, 2021

On July 4th, 1964, “I Get Around” scored the Beach Boys their first #1 hit in America. Released as a double single with “Don’t Worry Baby,” the pa...

Jane Goodall’s Journey

Culture | November 13, 2021

Jane Goodall’s path may have been different had her father given her a teddy bear instead of a stuffed chimpanzee. Goodall still has that chimpanzee, named Jubilee. In 1957, she visited a fri...

The Largest Hydrogen Bomb Test In Human History That Literally Shook The World

Editor Picks | November 11, 2021

The Cold War between America and the Soviet Union provoked more saber-rattling than “Game Of Thrones”. During that tense period, the two ...

The Happy Accident Of "You Ain't Seen Nothing Yet" By Bachman-Turner Overdrive

Music | November 9, 2021

When it comes to happy accidents, “You Ain’t Seen Nothing Yet” by Bachman-Turner Overdrive ranks right among the happiest. The Canadian r...

Dana Plato: A Career Cut Short

Entertainment | November 7, 2021

Dana Plato was born Dana Michelle Strain on November 7, 1964. Her mother was an unwed teenager who was already raising an 18-month-old. Plato was adopted by Dean and Florine “Kay” Plato...

Children's Books Of The 1960s & 1970s

Entertainment | November 5, 2021

Children in the 1960s & 1970s had quite a range of literature to choose from. In the 1960s, Roald Dahl began writing his novels, Peggy Parish entered the literary scene with Ame...

1956: The Wizard of Oz Shown For The First Time On TV

Entertainment | November 3, 2021

Before 1955, most major Hollywood studios did not broadcast feature films on network television, with the exception of Walt Disney. By 1956, this had begun to cha...

Behind The Scenes Facts About "Halloween" And The Creation Of Michael Myers

Entertainment | October 31, 2021

Like Charlie Brown to Thanksgiving or Rudolf to Christmas, Halloween wouldn’t feel right without Michael Myers haunting your TV set. John Ca...

What Kids Today Missed From Groovy Era Halloween Costumes

Fads | October 30, 2021

Halloween costumes of the Groovy Era lacked the elaborate intricacy of contemporary times. However, while they fell short on the complexity like the era they ...

Carnival of Souls: Creating Horror On A Low Budget

Entertainment | October 28, 2021

In 1961, Herk Harvey was working for Centron, an industrial and educational film company. He was driving home to Lawrence, Kansas, when he stopped to explore the Sal...

The Greatest Race Horse Who Ever Lived: Secretariat

Editor Picks | October 26, 2021

Outside of Pegasus and Mister Ed, Secretariat ranks as the most famous horse in history. Winner of 1973’s prestigious Triple Crown, Secretariat became the first horse in...

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