Death claims Elvis (1977)

Death claims Elvis King of rock suffers heart failure at 42 Memphis -- Elvis Presley, the gyrating king of rock n' roll who forever changed the fa... Read more...

The Black Dahlia murder (1947)

The murder of 22-year-old Elizabeth Short in January of 1947 was one of the biggest news stories of the 20th century, and continues to fascinate people to this day.

Gold mining in California: A firsthand report (1849)

In this first-person report, take a look at the harsh conditions the Miner '49ers faced -- both in getting to California, and what they found when they reached the gold fields. "All writers who have written on the subject of crossing the plains have greatly misrepresented the trip."

The shocking murder of Beatle John Lennon (1980)

John Lennon, the former Beatle whose music set the beat for a revolutionary youth generation in the 1960s, was shot to death outside his Manhattan home by a man who earlier obtained his autograph on the rock star’s new record album, police said today.

Wilt Chamberlain’s 100 point game (1962)

While today’s players make multi-million dollar salaries and play in front of upwards of 15,000 fans a night, Chamberlain’s record-setting performance took place in front of 4,124 fans at the arena in Hershey, Pennsylvania.

Recap of the first Boston Marathon (1897)

Inspired by the success of the first modern marathon at the 1896 Olympic games, the Boston Athletic Association decided to stage their own race in April of 1897.