Fascinating people making headlines.
February 22, 2012 by Kim Gilmore
Avant-garde artist Andy Warhol is known for his creative flair, and for turning every day objects—like the Campbell's soup can—into pop culture icons. With his signature silver hair, Warhol was at the epicenter of the cutting-edge New York City art...also in this article
February 17, 2012 by Leila Taha
As the country gears up for the 2012 presidential race, we turn our attention to an important aspect of presidential history: The presidential nickname. Nearly...also in this article
Governor, U.S. President, U.S. Vice President, U.S. Representative / 1782 - 1862
Martin Van Buren was the eighth president of the United States. His shrewd dealings laid the foundations for the Democratic Party and the modern political machine.
Lawyer, Governor, Mayor, U.S. President / 1837 - 1908
The 22nd and 24th president, Grover Cleveland is the only POTUS to serve two nonconsecutive terms, as well as the first to be married in the White House.
February 14, 2012 by Leila Taha
African-Americans have faced many obstacles over the course of history, but this hasn't stopped bright, innovative individuals from developing inventions that have...also in this article
Entrepreneur, Inventor, Publisher / 1877 - 1963
Garrett Morgan blazed a trail for African-American inventors with his many patents, including those for a hair-straightening product, a breathing device, and an improved sewing machine and traffic signal.
Physicist / 1939 -
Scientist George Carruthers created inventions, such as the ultraviolet camera, or spectograph, which was used by NASA in the 1972 Apollo 16 flight, revealing the mysteries of space and the Earth's atmosphere.
February 16, 2012 by Jennifer Ball
Fashion Week may be wrapping up, but that doesn't stop blogger and fashion expert John Jannuzzi from thinking up more great contemporary fashions for our favorite historical figures. Since we just finished celebrating Lincoln's birthday (Whew! What a...