[Editor’s note: The following guest post was originally published by our friends at The Conversation.] By Joshua F.J. Inwood, Penn State University 2017 was a year of increased conflict in the United …..
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John Young, the “astronaut’s astronaut” who flew on six different NASA missions over 18 years, has died at age 87. Complications from pneumonia was the cause of death. With apologies to …..
Now we’ll never know what “Z” is for. Mystery author Sue Grafton has died of cancer at age 77. Her long-running “alphabet” series of mysteries began with A Is for …..
Who was the most significant death of 2017? The year is drawing to a close, and so far 29 people have died who were famous enough to have biographies in Who2. …..
How do you keep an impatient music star in the room while you write hit songs? Try a suitcase full of Legos. That’s just one of the fascinatin’ facts in this truly …..
Lt. General Michael Flynn celebrates his 59th birthday sometime this month. The trick is, nobody seems to know when. Oh, presumably his mother knows. But we looked pretty hard for the exact …..
Jim Nabors has died at age 87 after a long career that was really known for one thing: Gomer Pyle, USMC. Nabors was 87 years and 171 days old when …..
Our new Meghan Markle biography is now live — in anticipation of her (maybe) marrying Britain’s Prince Harry. [ November 27 update: They’re officially engaged. ] Meghan Markle has already worn …..
David Cassidy has died at age 67, and if you’re not old enough to weep nostalgic tears at news of his passing, you may instead be saying “Who is David …..
Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip have been married 70 years as of November 20, 2017. (Wow!) They’ve just released this 70th anniversary portrait in a rather interesting setting: The …..
Abraham Lincoln embraced embalming, starting a uniquely American tradition in funerals.
Physicist and Nobel prize-winner Marie Curie organized pioneering mobile x-ray units to go to the front during World War I.
Full statement: pic.twitter.com/FGCVI5yIaa — Tom Petty (@tompetty) October 3, 2017 Tom Petty is dead. His family confirmed the news late Monday night on Twitter. The full announcement read: On behalf …..
“Much of my life has been like an adolescent dream of an adult life. If you were still a boy, in almost a Peter Pan kind of way, and could …..
Just because we like it, we’re re-upping this portrait of author Kurt Vonnegut by our own Mr. Paul Hehn. This sketch was originally done for a post about Kurt Vonnegut’s marital contract …..
Ken Burns’s PBS series doesn’t dwell on the economic theory that got America into Vietnam and staying there: Walt Rostow’s theory that Communism held back development.
Walter Becker — guitarist, composer, prankster, cynic and co-founder with Donald Fagen of the group Steely Dan — has died at age 67. No cause of death was announced, but Fagen …..
Who2 was born on this day 20 years ago, when the untimely death of Princess Diana made us wish for a simple online page with details about her life and death. The day was …..
Comedian Jerry Lewis has died at age 91. And if you don’t know who Jerry Lewis was, you are not alone. We had 25-year-old guests at our home tonight who …..
Walt Disney’s Bambi was a return to abstraction – pioneering a trajectory later taken by CGI animation and video games.