Or sometimes they became pets, like when President Lincoln's son kept the bird and named it Jack.
An estimated 1.5 million unwed mothers were forced to give their babies up for adoption in the two decades before Roe v. Wade made abortion legal in 1973.
The CNN correspondent infuriated President Trump, but May Craig, Sam Donaldson, Helen Thomas and Sarah McClendon irritated his predecessors in the Oval Office.
Father Augustus Tolton’s miraculous journey has inspired a canonization effort and a one-man play now touring the United States.
The saga of Sen. Gary Hart and his alleged affair with Donna Rice is the focus of the new movie “The Front Runner.”
In the age of lynchings and Jim Crow, the Green Book's listings of hotels, restaurants and stores willing to serve African Americans could be the difference between life and death.
The famous 19th-century humorist eventually made history by writing "Life on the Mississippi" on what he called the "newfangled typing machine."
Eighteen years after blazer-clad GOP operatives pressured Miami-Dade election officials to end the recount, debate still rages over whether their antics went too far.
Fifty years ago, on Nov. 14, 1968, Yale announced it would become coed. The first women to enroll would change the school forever.
Tenea, a city on a Greek isthmus settled by prisoners brought over from Troy, thrived against the odds, then disappeared. Until now.