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231st Battle of Guilford Courthouse reenactment. (Image by © Gary Carter/Corbis) Missed In History: The Battle of Guilford Courthouse

Following in the footsteps of our two-parter on Frankie Manning, today we have another “Tracy’s Wedding” episode that isn’t about weddings at all. It’s about the Battle of Guilford Courthouse, thanks to the Guilford Courthouse National Military Park being in

The attack on Veracruz, Dec. 5, 1838.  (Photo by Fine Art Images/Heritage Images/Getty Images) Missed In History: The Pastry War

“The Pastry War” is a bit of a misnomer — in the end, this conflict between France and Mexico had very little to do with baked goods. This tale of invasion, looting and unpaid debts sprawls through years of stalemate

Original caption: Motor scootering around New York City as part of their $300 honeymoon, Denise and Antoine Baud of Paris buy an ice cream bar from Good Humor Man, Sotir Treska, at Fifth Avenue and 41st Street, April 23rd. 1954. Image by © Bettmann/CORBIS Missed In History: Good Humor v. Popsicle

After researching our recent episodes on the Palaces of Abomey, Rhodesia and the Child Migrant Program, I was on the lookout for something a little less devastating to cover on the show. Also, it was very hot. That brings us

Joe Carstairs with l to r, engineer, Joe Harris, A B Ray, Captain Marshall and F B Beadle in front of her boat ' Estelle'. (Photo by E. Bacon/Topical Press Agency/Getty Images) Missed In History: Joe Carstairs, Part 2

In the second part of our two-part episode on heiress, ambulance driver and speedboat racer Joe Carstairs, we take a look at her post-racing career. She bought an island in the Bahamas, and while it’s clear her intentions were good, she

Joe Carstairs at the wheel of one of her motorboats at Cowes, on the Isle of Wight. She is with Joe Harris and her pet cat. (Photo by Topical Press Agency/Getty Images) Missed In History: Joe Carstairs Part 1

Joe Carstairs was an heiress, a speedboat racer and an all-around eccentric woman who defied gender roles and societal expectations. And that’s before she essentially started her own island kingdom, which we will talk about in part two. One a last-minute

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Today, Holly talks to Pulitzer Prize-winning author David E. Hoffman about the subject of his latest book, “The Billion Dollar Spy.” It’s a little more recent than the history we normally cover, but it was frankly too fascinating to pass

Photograph from the Bureau of Ships Collection in the U.S. National Archives. Missed In History: The U.S.S. Cyclops

Today’s episode combines a couple of favorite themes. It’s a history mystery, and it may also be a shipwreck — but that’s all part of the mystery. The U.S.S. Cyclops was a collier that disappeared after leaving Barbados in 1918.

http://tropenmuseum.nl/ Missed In History: The Amazons of Dahomey

As promised in our Palaces of Abomey episode, we are returning to the kingdom of Dahomey today to talk about their female combat force, nicknamed the Amazons by Europeans. This is one of the earliest all-female combat forces in history

The Phaistos Disk. Image by © Leemage/Corbis Missed In History: The Phaistos Disk

The Phaistos Disk, found on Crete in the early 1900s, has puzzled researchers and stirred up controversy for decades. The small, two-sided disk is stamped with pictograms, shapes and a spiral line. People have put forth piles of theories about

cotton-post-660x357 Missed In History: Mary Ann Cotton

Mary Ann Cotton is believed to have killed people — a whole lot of people — by poisoning them with arsenic. But unlike many other prolific killers of the era, her name hasn’t become synonymous with murder, poison or death.

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