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The Great Lisbon Earthquake, Fire

The Great Lisbon Earthquake, Fire

On All Saints’ Day in 1755, the capital of Portugal was devastated by a combination earthquake-tsunami-firestorm. “People thought it was Judgment Day and that the world was coming to an end,” says Molesky.

Published 02/05/2016

 

Monsters

Monsters

Twenty-six hydrogen airships were destroyed in fiery accidents prior to the Hindenburg disaster. Why did such a flawed technology persist in the face of repeated catastrophic failures?

Published 11/23/2015

 

Stolen Legacy

Stolen Legacy

Dina Gold on her five-year quest to obtain restitution for the Nazi-driven seizure of her family’s stately, six-story building in Berlin.

Published 10/13/2015

 

In Cold Storage

In Cold Storage

More than forty years after Harold Nokes murdered and dismembered Edwin and Wilma Hoyt, the case still defies explanation.

Published 07/19/2015

 

America’s Whiskey: A History

America’s Whiskey: A History

Author Reid Mitenbuler pulls back the curtain on America’s whiskey industry.

Published 05/11/2015

 

10 Things You Didn’t Know About the Statue of Liberty

10 Things You Didn’t Know About the Statue of Liberty

The Statue of Liberty is arguably the most famous sculpture in the world, yet few can recall the backstory of the 151-foot-tall colossus.

Published 04/12/2015

 

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