History

A brief Memorial Day history lesson

It is almost Memorial Day 2010, so some people might be wondering what Memorial Day history is or how the holiday came to be. READ MORE...
California Poppy

Casimir Pulaski Day honors Continental Army general

A few states today observe Casimir Pulaski Day to honor the Polish-American army general who was head of the first American cavalry. Read more ...
Casimir Pulaski

Payday loan APR Fees and How They Compare To Other Financing Rates

A fee of $32 on a $100 bounced check can have an APR as high as 2,336%. You would be surprised to see how other fees measure up.
A fee of $32 on a $100 bounced check can have an APR as high as 2,336%. You would be surprised to see how other fees measure up.

40th Anniversary of Kent State shootings

Tuesday, May 4, marks the 40th Anniversary of the Kent State Shootings. The Ohio National Guard killed four unarmed students. READ MORE...
Kent State University Campus

The decline of monarchies

As revolution and change swept through the world, monarchies were challenged by the common man. Thus, the power of people's rights evolved.
King and queen

Canada confirms use of Agent Orange to clear brush

A Toronto Star investigation found that Canada used the infamous herbicide Agent Orange in its forestry program from the 1950s to the 1980s.
A Vietnam-era photograph of a military plane dropping the chemical warfare Agent Orange on a Vietnamese jungle.

Installment Loans Online and How They Differ From The Average Payday Loan

One of the most liked features of installment loans is being able to pay them back over a much longer period of time then normal loans you may find locally.
One of the most liked features of installment loans is being able to pay them back over a much longer period of time then normal loans you may find locally.

Chinese archaeologists discover pot full of 2,400-year-old soup

The bronze cauldron of 2,400-year-old soup was found during construction near the Terracotta Army in the ancient Chinese capital of Xian...
2400 year old soup found near terracotta army

Bill Richardson to deliver decision on Billy the Kid by New Year

Bill Richardson, outgoing Governor of New Mexico, will soon decide whether to grant a pardon to dead but well-known outlaw Billy the Kid.
Billy the Kid

Billy the Kid pardon angers family of the sheriff who shot him

A pardon for Billy the Kid is being considered by New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson. This angers the family of the sheriff who killed The Kid.
A vintage photograph of outlaw Billy the Kid

The Ease and Convenience of Short Term Loans Needs To Be Managed In A Smart Way

It is not wise to go crazy with short term loans just because you can get them online with no credit checks, no collateral and without having to fax in tons of documents.
It is not wise to go crazy with short term loans just because you can get them online with no credit checks, no collateral and without having to fax in tons of documents.

Confederate gunboat C.S.S. Peedee discovered in S.C. river

Archaeologists from the University of South Carolina have discovered the wreck of the C.S.S. Peedee, a Confederate gunship.
Navy Historical Center -- In this Matthew Brady photograph, a nine-inch Dahlgren gun on a slide-pivot mounting is seen in operation aboard a U.S. Navy warship during the Civil War. A similar gun, originally mounted on the famous Confederate ironclad CSS Virginia, was recently loaned to the Fredericksburg Area Museum, Fredericksburg, Va., for a three-year exhibit. On March 9, 1862, CSS Virginia battled the Union ironclad USS Monitor in the famous Battle of Hampton Roads, an action in which the two ships fought to a virtual draw and revolutionized sea warfare.

A brief history of British Petroleum

Since British Petroleum is implicated in flooding the Gulf of Mexico with oil, some may wonder just what the history of BP is. READ MORE...
Buncefield Fuel Fire of 2005

Dr. Joseph Mengele documents discovered 67 years later

Auschwitz documents tied to Dr. Joseph Mengele (Josef is the correct spelling) have been found in an Oswiecim basement after 67 years.
Three high-ranking Nazi officials are pictured here in a World War II-era photograph. Dr. Joseph Mengele is on the left.

What You Need To Know To Keep From Getting Trapped By Cash Advance Addiction

Cash advances are not a long term financial fix for spending spree addictions. Using them should be done so responsibly and in a realistic manner.
Cash advances are not a long term financial fix for spending spree addictions. Using them should be done so responsibly and in a realistic manner.

Plastic heart beats for three days, kicks off revolution

The first plastic heart, implanted in 1969, only beat for three days, but it kicked off decades of research, development and artificial hearts.
Artificial Heart

Evidence of 9,400-year-old domesticated dog found by grad student

A 9,400-year-old domesticated dog was identified from a bone fragment in human dung unearthed at an archaeological site in Texas ...
diet of ancient humans

Earliest human remains found in Israel

The earliest human remains may have been found in Qesem Cave near Tel-Aviv. What many believe are Homo sapiens teeth are 400,000 years old.
Photo: British Museum (Natural History). SIDE-VIEW OF A PREHISTORIC HUMAN SKULL DISCOVERED IN 1921 IN BROKEN HILL CAVE, NORTHERN RHODESIA Very striking are the prominent eyebrow ridges and the broad massive face. The skull looks less domed than that of modern man, but its cranial capacity is far above the lowest human limit. The teeth are interesting in showing marked rotting or "caries," hitherto unknown in prehistoric skulls. In all probability the Rhodesian man was an African representative of the extinct Neanderthal species hitherto known only from Europe.

No Credit Check Personal Loans From The Comfort Of Home - A Good Thing or a Bad Thing?

Personal loans are so easy to get it worries some consumer groups. Like anything on the internet it pays to be informed before you pursue any online transactions.
Personal loans are so easy to get it worries some consumer groups. Like anything on the internet it pays to be informed before you pursue any online transactions.

US considers replacing paper dollar bills with dollar coins

The U.S. Government Accountability Office wants $1 bills to be replaced entirely by $1 coins. Hundreds of billions of dollars could be saved.
The back of a 2006 Benjamin Franklin silver dollar. The classic U.S. colonial slogan “E Pluribus Unum: Join, or Die” and drawing of a segmented snake adorn the back of the coin.

NASA remembers Challenger disaster and two other tragedies

The Challenger disaster that killed teacher Christa McAuliffe and six astronauts joins two other NASA tragedies remembered within one week.
Challenger disaster