Despite the prevalence of tricks and spooky spirits in earlier years, the American commercial holiday didn’t develop until the middle of the twentieth century.
Read on, but beware, these tales of spine-tingling ghosts and eerie spirits...
The Kashmiri American illusionist and mystic drew on his legendary powers of concentration to entertain and astound (in)credulous audiences.
In order to invent a legendary hero of the Wild West, John Adams shook himself free from his life as shoemaker in Massachusetts.
Wilbur and Orville Wright may not have been “first in flight,” but they were first in taking care of their nieces and nephews on the weekends.
In country that followed a time-keeping system with variable hours, the fixed-hour clock of the Europeans had only symbolic value.
As chronicled by Chinese poet Yu Jianwu, the use of fire and smoke for time measurement dates back to at least the sixth century CE.
Strongwoman Charmion used Thomas Edison’s experiments with moving pictures to encourage women to embrace strength and physical activity.
From antiquity to the present, the laws governing the wearing of lipstick have been shaped by gender, class, safety, and religion.
The ornamented tools used to ensure fair market transactions also conveyed the stories and values of the Akan peoples.