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Halloween is one of the most anticipated nights of the year – it's also one of the most dangerous for pedestrians. As children take time to pick out the creepy costumes they're going to wear, … more
On Oct. 29, 1998, nearly 40 years after he became the first American to orbit the Earth, Sen. John Glenn, Jr., is launched into space again as a payload specialist aboard the shuttle Discovery. At 77, Glenn is the oldest human ever to travel in space. On … more
Your attic could save you from breaking your neck this autumn. Got your attention, huh? Seriously, this is one of the two times each year when homeowners are supposed to check the health of their … more
For Angela Walker, music was her first love, her passion and her whole identity. "Once a singer, always a singer," she often says. That was true even after she joined the U.S. Navy in 1985. But what … more
On Oct. 21, 1959, the Guggenheim Museum, home to one of the world's top collections of contemporary art, opens in New York City. The bizarrely shaped white concrete building resembled a giant upside-down cupcake. Today, 900,000-plus visitors visit the Guggenheim yearly. more
You step into a dark room, turn on the light switch and go about your day without giving it another thought. But here's the thing — you should. According to the U.S. Environmental Protection … more
Do-it-yourself home projects are sweeping the nation, and it's easy to see why. DIY is typically budget-friendly and fulfilling to complete; simply find the right project to match your skill set and … more
Stocks sprinted to new highs in 2017 without their usual accompanying volatility, helping investors remain cool and unfazed despite elevated economic policy uncertainty, political acrimony, rising … more
On Oct. 19, 1985, the first Blockbuster video-rental store opens, in Dallas. The store had 8,000 tapes displayed on shelves and a computerized checkout process. At it's peak in 2004, Blockbuster had 9,094 stores. more
On Oct. 11, 1975, "Saturday Night Live," a comedy sketch show featuring Dan Aykroyd, John Belushi, Chevy Chase and Gilda Radner, makes its debut on NBC. "SNL" would go on to become the longest-running, highest-rated show on late-night television. more
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