Tim Ott has written for Biography and other A+E sites since 2012.
A typical day at a Canadian ski resort ended in disaster for the 'Parent Trap' actress and her family following an unexpectedly deadly fall on a beginners' trail.
The pro wrestling icon and his manager wife fell in and out of love as they navigated the turbulent world of their profession.
The gruesome death of 22-year-old Elizabeth Short confounded Los Angeles investigators in the late 1940s and remained a topic of intrigue in the decades that followed.
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Though authorities never put the pieces together to find the missing Alabama teen, Joran van der Sloot remains a prime suspect.
The first Black U.S. congresswoman and major-party presidential candidate knew how to shake up the status quo with her pointed words.
The self-made scholar promoted "Negro History Week" as part of efforts to embed Black studies into the American education system.
Banneker had some choice words about Jefferson's beliefs and actions in a polite but stern 1791 letter.
The Alabama teenager didn’t budge when she was told to vacate her seat for a white woman and joined a lawsuit that brought an end to her city's segregated bus laws, but she received little recognition at the time for her efforts.
Peterson was declared guilty of the crimes in 2004, but in 2020, his death sentence was overturned, setting the stage for a never-ending legal saga.
The young mother raised suspicions with her behavior after the disappearance of her daughter, Caylee, though prosecutors were unable to conclusively tie her to the toddler's death.
The WWE champion turned Hollywood leading man is just one of many relatives who used the ring as a springboard to stardom.
The comedian's longtime love has enjoyed her own successful career as a prominent Hollywood producer and best friend to Drew Barrymore.
"Uncle Dickie" provided indispensable wisdom in matters of state and romance to the impressionable young heir to the British throne.