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."