George Custer

George Custer was an American military commander and brevet general who in 1876 led 210 men into battle at Little Bighorn against Native Americans. Custer and his men were killed.
  • General
  • (1839–1876)

Alan Turing

Famed mathematician Alan Turing proved in his 1936 paper, "On Computable Numbers," that a universal algorithmic method of determining truth in math cannot exist.
  • Educator,
  • Mathematician
  • (1912–1954)

Edward Gorey

Edward Gorey was an American illustrator best known for his cartoons of Edwardian children coming to macabre ends. He work can be seen in the animated credits of PBS' Masterpiece Mystery.
  • Illustrator,
  • Screenwriter,
  • Author
  • (1925–2000)

Amelia Earhart

Amelia Earhart, the first female pilot to fly across the Atlantic Ocean, mysteriously disappeared while flying over the Pacific Ocean in 1937.
  • Pilot
  • (1897–c. 1939)

Edgar Allan Poe

American writer, critic and editor Edgar Allan Poe is famous for his tales and poems of horror and mystery, including The Raven.
  • Writer
  • (1809–1849)

Luke Bryan

Luke Bryan is a country music singer-songwriter known for such hits as "Drink a Beer" and "That's My Kind of Night."
  • Singer,
  • Musician
  • (1976–)

Ron Kovic

Vietnam War veteran and anti-war activist Ron Kovic wrote the autobiography Born on the Fourth of July, the basis of the Oliver Stone film starring Tom Cruise.
  • Anti-War Activist
  • (1946–)

Malala Yousafzai

As a young girl, Malala Yousafzai defied the Taliban in Pakistan and demanded that girls be allowed to receive an education. She was shot in the head by a Taliban gunman in 2012, but survived.
  • Women's Rights Activist,
  • Children's Activist
  • (1997–)

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Scream Queens of the Silver Screen (PHOTOS)

Don’t open that door! Cover your eyes (and your ears)! To celebrate Halloween, we're taking a look at Hollywood scream queens who've unleashed a deadly dose of horror with their haunting performances and killer lungs. Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!

Quote of the Week: Bob Ross

Bob Ross was born on this day in 1942. For years, his gentle humor attracted painting enthusiasts to tune into his PBS show, 'The Joy of Painting.' We salute Bob Ross, for not only completing an entire painting in 30 minutes, but also for his Zen-like and encouraging nature for everyone to create art.

Who Am I?

We're counting down to Halloween by dedicating our weekly celebrity guessing game to some of our favorite horror icons. Boo Am I? Take a guess!

Famous Film Vampires (PHOTOS)

Vampires prey off living creatures, stalk unsuspecting humans, and "vant to suck your blood!" Not alive but not quite dead, these fictional bloodsuckers have fascinated us for centuries.

Bewitched: 5 Real Witches in History

You don't need to be under a spell to know that witches have had a bad run of it in history. In fact during the Early Modern Period (1400-1700), an estimated 70,000 to 100,000 souls were executed for allegedly doing the Devil's work. To get you in the spirit of the season, we looked at five famous "witches" who've haunted the ages.

Who Am I?

We're counting down to Halloween by dedicating our weekly celebrity guessing game to some of our favorite horror icons. Boo Am I? Take a guess!

9 Judge Judy Quotes Worth Repeating

Nineteen seasons later, can Judge Judy be wrong? The American lawyer, judge, and reality TV courtroom sensation turns 72 today, and we thought we'd celebrate with nine of her best Judge Judy-isms. (But judging Judge Judy, we figure she'd probably tell us this post is stupid.)
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