History

October 1, 2022

Mesmerizing 8K Video Footage Shows the Titanic as You’ve Never Seen It Before

The sunken Titanic has long captivated our collective imaginations and continues to do so as it sits at the bottom of the sea. OceanGate, a privately owned exploration company, is showing what the shipwreck looks like in 2022 with an 8K video of its expedition to the famed site. The mesmerizing footage ventures 2.4 miles below the surface of the ocean to capture the highest resolution in which the ship has ever been filmed.

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September 25, 2022

Día de los Muertos: How Mexico Celebrates Its Annual “Day of the Dead”

Throughout history, cultures across the globe have adopted creative ways to deal with death. In ancient China, they crafted funerary sculptures to fill complex mausoleums. During the Dutch Golden Age, artists touched on mortality in their memento mori still life paintings. And, in modern Mexico, people celebrate Día de los Muertos, a colorful holiday dedicated to the dearly departed. Though this festival has evolved over centuries, it remains one of Mexico's most historically and culturally important events.

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August 26, 2022

Mattel Creates Barbie Doll to Honor Madam C.J. Walker, the First Self-Made Woman Millionaire

Madam C.J. Walker was a pioneer in many ways. She was America’s first documented self-made woman millionaire, cultivated the industry of modern Black haircare and cosmetics, and created the role of the 20th-century businesswoman. So, it's only fitting that Mattel added n Walker to their Inspiring Women series alongside others like Ella Fitzgerald, Helen Keller, and Jane Goodall. Walker was born in 1867 as Sarah Breedlove on the plantation where her parents were formerly enslaved.

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July 10, 2022

8 Facts About Emily Dickinson, the Enigmatic 19th-Century American Poet

Unlike novels where a story unfolds over the course of hundreds of pages, poets communicate themes and feelings within just a few lines. One of the most beloved masters of this craft is the 19th-century writer Emily Dickinson. Her unique style of writing used unconventional punctuation and structure that was extremely modern for the time. Despite being one of the most famous poets in American literature, not much is known about her private life.

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