• astronaut August 27, 2019 8:14 pm

    Barbie Releases Dolls Honoring Rosa Parks, Sally Ride

    Mattel has released new Barbie dolls that pay tribute to civil rights activist Rosa Parks and astronaut Sally Ride, the first American woman in space. The dolls, which were timed to coincide with Women’s Equality Day on Monday, are the latest in the Barbie’s “Inspiring Women” series. Parks was called the “mother of the modern civil rights movement” after she...

  • Twitter March 9, 2018 2:52 am

    Professor '99 Percent' Sure Old Bones on Pacific Island Are Amelia Earhart's

    An anthropologist claims that he’s finally solved the 80-year-old mystery of Amelia Earhart’s disappearance, telling the “Today” show it’s “99 percent” likely that bones on the remote Pacific island of Nikumaroro belong to her. The bones were discovered in 1940, but an expert said at the time that they belonged to a middle-aged man. They’ve disappeared since then, but now...

  • Frida Kahlo March 7, 2018 3:51 am

    New Barbie Collection Honors Historic Female Figures

    Barbie has a new dream job — actually, a lot of them. The legendary doll brand just announced a new “Inspiring Women” Barbie collection that honors three historic figures who each made a major mark on the world, “Today” reported. Featuring Amelia Earhart, Frida Kahlo and Katherine Johnson, the new collection comes just in time for International Women’s Day on...

  • Amelia Earhart March 19, 2018 10:12 pm

    Mystery Solved: Amelia Earhart's Half-Million Dollar Vintage Car Found

    A car formerly owned by Amelia Earhart mysteriously disappeared. Thankfully for the car’s current owner, police found the treasure abandoned in El Sereno.

  • Twitter July 12, 2017 2:18 pm

    History Launches Investigation of ‘Earhart' Photo After Questions Raised

    After the History channel said last week that a hidden and mislabeled photograph suggested aviator Amelia Earhart survived her final flight, the channel announced Tuesday that it is investigating claims that a Japanese blogger made against the authenticity of the photo, NBC News reported. The blogger on Tuesday wrote that the photo was actually taken two years before Earhart disappeared...

  • NBC Universal Inc July 9, 2017 3:58 pm

    Curator, Pilot Reflects on Tantalizing Clue to Amelia Earhart's Fate

    Some experts believe a recently discovered picture shows Amelia Earhart alive and in Japanese custody after she vanished in 1937 on a trip around the world. It’s a tantalizing possibility for Earhart fans, including those who gathered at the Smithsonian’s Air and Space Museum in Washington, D.C. Wednesday.

  • NBC News July 6, 2017 1:12 am

    Never-Before-Seen Photo Could Be Clue to Explain Amelia Earhart Mystery

    A newly uncovered photograph suggests legendary pilot Amelia Earhart and her navigator survived their mysterious 1937 plane disappearance, according to evidence from a History Channel documentary shared with the “Today” show 80 years and three days after they vanished. The image, discovered in a formerly top secret American file, appears to show Earhart and Fred Noonan on a dock in...

  • Pacific Ocean July 3, 2017 8:17 am

    The Search Is Still on for Amelia Earhart 80 Years After Disappearance

    Famed aviator Amelia Earhart was last heard from on July 2, 1937, as she attempted to make the first around-the-world flight along the equator with navigator Fred Noonan, NBC News reported. Earhart was officially declared dead in 1939 after the U.S. government concluded that she crashed somewhere in the Pacific Ocean, but her remains were never found. Over the decades,...

  • Mexico March 24, 2016 5:42 pm

    USS Conestoga Wreckage Discovered in San Francisco 95 Years After Disappearance

    On March 21, 1921 the Navy tugboat USS Conestoga set out from Mare Island in Vallejo with a crew of 56 on its way to Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. The ship was never heard from again.

  • Australia June 9, 2015 11:21 pm

    Long-Lost Film Taken Before Amelia Earhart's Last Flight Rediscovered

    On a sunny afternoon before Amelia Earhart’s first attempt to fly around the world in 1937, an enterprising videographer shot some footage of the aviation pioneer. For years after she vanished, the grainy 16-millimeter film was thought to be lost — but after 50 years sitting of an airport shelf, the landmark footage was rediscovered.

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