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19th century

Edmonia Lewis

 Edmonia Lewis

The American sculptor was a celebrated artist in her day, but she receded from the spotlight; her final years remained a mystery for quite some time. See more »

Henry Dunant, Founder of the Red Cross

 Henry Dunant, Founder of the Red Cross

After witnessing the brutality of a battle first-hand, Swiss-born Dunant dedicated his life to easing the suffering brought by war. See more »

Unearthed! Piltdown Man

 Unearthed! Piltdown Man

The Piltdown Man is one of the world’s most infamous instances of scientific fraud, and it derailed the study of evolution for decades. See more »

The Dakota War of 1862 and the Whitestone Hill Massacre

 The Dakota War of 1862 and the Whitestone Hill Massacre

In 1862, murder led to war between the Dakota and the United States. What followed was a campaign of retribution against multiple indigenous peoples. See more »

The First Transatlantic Telegraph Cable

 The First Transatlantic Telegraph Cable

Establishing a submarine telegraph cable to connect North America and Europe took ingenuity, but more than anything else, it required tenacity. See more »

The Bell Witch

 The Bell Witch

In the early 1800s, a family in Tennessee allegedly experienced what seemed to be a haunting on their family farm. See more »

SLCC Live! Robber's Roost, Outlaw Hideout

 SLCC Live! Robber's Roost, Outlaw Hideout

Robber's Roost was a safe haven for outlaws, including Butch Cassidy's Wild Bunch. Learn about Robber's Roost from Stuff You Missed in History Class. See more »

Live at the DMA: Pierre de Coubertin and the Modern Olympics

 Live at the DMA: Pierre de Coubertin and the Modern Olympics

Coubertin's vision to unite the world through sport launched the modern Olympic Games. But those first few times out, things weren't always smooth. See more »

John Brown's Raid on Harper's Ferry

 John Brown's Raid on Harper's Ferry

John Brown's raid on Harper's Ferry, Virginia, set out to create an armed revolution of emancipated slaves. Instead, it became a tipping point leading to the U.S. Civil War. See more »

The Montgolfier Brothers and Their Balloons

 The Montgolfier Brothers and Their Balloons

As man was looking to the skies and yearning to fly, two inventive brothers came up with an idea to set humans aloft. See more »