Colorado Elk Freed From Car Tire Stuck Around Its Neck For Two Years

In July 2019, rangers in Colorado spotted a bull elk with a car tire stuck around its neck. After two long years of trying to relocate it, wildlife officials finally managed to liberate it. Colorado Parks and WildlifeThe elk was spotted on Oct. 9, 2021, by local Pine, Colorado resident Patrick Hemstreet. During a survey … Read more

How Ellen Ochoa Became The First Hispanic Woman In Space

Ellen Ochoa became the first Latina to venture into space in 1993 — then became director of NASA mission control in 2012. NASAOchoa in her space suit, ready for her last mission in 2002. In 1961, Soviet astronaut Yuri Gagarin made history as the first person to travel into space and complete one full orbit … Read more

Inside Young Danny Trejo’s Journey From ‘Death Row’ To Hollywood Star

Danny Trejo’s roles in movies like “Heat” and “Con Air” have nothing on his early years of drug dealing in Los Angeles and boxing in San Quentin prison. Charley Gallay/ CineVegas/Getty ImagesDanny Trejo spent 11 years in prison before shooting a single scene. Clad in leather with a muscle-bound body covered in tattoos, Danny Trejo … Read more

Major Richard Winters, The Real-Life Hero Behind ‘Band Of Brothers’

Major Richard “Dick” Winters led his men in the 101st Airborne Division through the Normandy Invasion and the Battle of the Bulge before being immortalized in “Band of Brothers.” U.S. Army/HBORichard Winters (left) and Damian Lewis portraying him (right) in Band of Brothers. The Greatest Generation was got its name from the spirit of young … Read more

Indiana Woman Says She Is A Missing Girl Who Vanished 21 Years Ago

When seven-year-old Brittany Renee Williams vanished in 2000, she was presumed dead. But now a woman says she has the scars and DNA tests to prove she is Williams. MissingKids/TwitterRaised in a neglectful foster home, Brittany Renee Williams vanished in 2000 and was presumed dead. In August 2000, seven-year-old Brittany Renee Williams vanished into thin … Read more

The Newsboy Strike Of 1899, When The Newsies Fought Back

The newsboy strike of 1899 pitted poor newsies as young as seven against millionaire newspaper moguls William Randolph Hearst and Joseph Pulitzer in a battle over fair wages. Wikimedia CommonsYoung newsboys like this one made up the ranks of the newsboy strike of 1899. Just before the turn of the 20th century, a powerful strike … Read more

Squamish Nation Plans Sustainable Development In Vancouver

The Squamish Nation expects that Senakw will provide a revenue of up to $10 billion and provide housing for Indigenous people. Revery ArchitectureA drawing of what the development will look like. In 1913, members of the Squamish Nation were forcibly removed from Senakw, a village in present-day Vancouver, Canada. Now, having won the land back, … Read more

11 Resistance Fighters Who Took On The Nazis During World War II

From the Edelweiss Pirates in Germany to the six-year-old war hero in France, these resistance fighters risked everything during the European theatre of World War II. By the late 1930s, Nazism was on the march throughout Europe. But as Adolf Hitler and his forces swept across the continent, people from all over stood up to … Read more

The Untold Story Of Pauli Murray’s Fight For Civil Rights

As early as the 1940s, Pauli Murray began to challenge segregation, sex discrimination, and gender norms. She later became a pioneering lawyer and an Episcopal priest. Wikimedia CommonsIn addition to being a civil right’s activist and women’s right’s activist, Pauli Murray also became an Episcopalian priest. Pauli Murray defies categorization. A legal scholar, civil rights … Read more