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Memorial Day began in 1971.

Here’s what Memorial Day weekend has looked like since it became an official holiday in 1971

Memorial Day weekend is often associated with summer, travel, and barbecues, and it's been that way since the '70s.
The Mafia has a long, bloody history.

15 vintage photos of the American Mafia that show their lasting legacy

Before there was John Gotti and "The Sopranos," the Mafia was a national crime organization that focused on prostitution, bribery, and murder.
The Model T revolutionized driving in America.

13 vintage photos of the auto industry during America’s first auto boom

Henry Ford's Model T in the early 20th century sparked an auto boom across the US, and we're still feeling the effects today.
The Sears catalog was at the forefront of the mail-order industry.

13 vintage photos of shopping catalogs, the early version of online shopping

In the famous Sears catalog, you could buy elaborate hats for $2 and entire women's outfits for $6.
Frauenkirche was destroyed during World War II but rebuilt later.

8 famous buildings around the world that were rebuilt after devastating events

The White House, the World Trade Center in New York, and The Fairmont Hotel in San Francisco have all been rebuilt after disasters.

11 facts you learned about US history that are false

From the first Thanksgiving to the invention of the light bulb, a few things you learned in school might be wrong ...

22 photos that show the grit and the glamour of Studio 54, New York City’s most infamous club

The original Studio 54 was only open for 33 months, and in that time it became one of the most infamous and exclusive clubs.
Grossinger's Resort in the Catskills, then and now.

THEN AND NOW: What 12 abandoned places in the US looked like before they became ruins

From once-glamorous summer resorts to eerie sanatoriums, here's what abandoned places in the US looked like before they were deserted.

21 photos that compare the original 1969 Woodstock to its disastrous recreation in 1999

While the original Woodstock was about music and peace, the Woodstock of 1999 was a riot fueled by high prices and hot weather.
Drive-in theaters got their start in 1933.

17 vintage photos from the heyday of drive-in movie theaters

Although drive-in movies are rare today, there were over 4,000 open-air theaters across the country during the '50s and '60s.