History

An account of historical fact about an event, place, or time

Sigiriya: The Lion Rock of Sri Lanka

Deep in the middle of Sri Lanka, a massive column of rock juts out from the green tropical forest. It reaches 660 feet tall...

The Tanganyika Laughter Epidemic

Much less serious than the Dancing Plague was the Tanganyika laughter epidemic of 1962. On January 30th, three girls at a boarding school in...

The Story of Gennie Pilarski

Genevieve "Gennie" Pilarski quietly passed away in her nursing home room one September day in 1998 at the age of 79.  Few noticed or...
Dixie Square Mall

Abandoned: Dixie Square Mall

Dixie Square Mall has quite a history, despite standing in ruin for more than double the number of years it was in operation. Most...
Mallows Bay ships

The Ghost Fleet of Mallows Bay

On the Maryland side of the Potomac River just west of Chesapeake Bay, the largest shipwreck fleet in the Western Hemisphere sits half-sunk and...

The Horace Mann School

The Horace Mann School of Gary, Indiana is on the short list of American high schools that have graduated more than 75 classes of...