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During his long tenure as maître d’ at the famed Waldorf Hotel, Oscar had the city’s elite at his fingertips
The CEO of Facebook has some ignominious company from J.P. Morgan to Kenneth Lay
In 1964, the rift between Malcolm X and Elijah Muhammed, founder of the Nation of Islam, would reach a tense peak
Western science long relied on the knowledge and exploitation of colonized peoples. In many ways, it still does
National Airlines Flight 102 took off from an airfield in northeastern Afghanistan. Minutes later, it would stall in midair before crashing to the ground
On December 28, 2014, 43 minutes into its flight, AirAsia Flight 8501 vanished from radar. With 162 people on board, it would go down
Known as the Holy Week Uprisings, the collective protests resulted in 43 deaths, thousands of arrests, and millions of dollars of property damage
In 1962, a confrontation with the LAPD outside a mosque resulted in the death of a Nation of Islam member. It was an event seized on by an outraged Malcolm
Princess Diana demonstrated a remarkable savviness for bending the press coverage in her favor
Her home became a makeshift hospital when she looked out her front door to a fiery inferno
An innovative annotated edition of the novel shows how the Mary Shelley classic has many lessons about the danger of unchecked innovation
Going into World War I, the British Navy tasted success for well over a century. By 1916, they finally had an adversary that would test their abilities
Self-driving cars were far from Ralph Teetor's mind when he patented his speed control device
On the morning of August 20, 2007, a devastating fire broke out on China Airlines Flight 120 which had just landed in Naha airport
Released 50 years ago, the infamous report found that poverty and institutional racism were driving inner-city violence
"America's Sweethearts" are as dedicated to social service as they are to the Dallas Cowboys
When a language is strongly gendered, it can raise all sorts of challenges to a society that’s increasingly accepting of a wide spectrum of identities
By drawing out hidden connections, Tilly Edinger joined the fields of geology and neurology
In early 1898, the USS Maine sailed into Havana harbor as a show of support for the Cuban revolutionaries
A stray Moscow pup traveled into orbit in 1957 with one meal and only a seven-day oxygen supply