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Gunpowder Plot

It was a plan to blow up Parliament on November 5, 1605. Robert Catesby and his co-conspirators wanted to take down King James l and his legislators. But the plan, later called the “gunpowder plot,” was foiled after an anonymous tip led to a search of Westminster. Guy Fawkes was caught with barrels of gunpowder and arrested, tried and executed for treason.

Kansas City Massacre

The Kansas City Massacre occurred on the morning of June 17, 1933. Law enforcement officers were ... more

Electric Guitar Patented

The first patent for the electric guitar was awarded August 10, 1937. Since the 1800s, musicians ... more

Retrospectacle: There’s Always Room for Jell-O

It’s America’s favorite wiggly, wobbly, shimmering food! Whether it’s molded or cubed, ... more
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