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In 1934, two women set out to travel the length of Africa by motorcycle.
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An 1849 dispute between two actors led to one of the bloodiest riots in New York history.
In 1855, a band of thieves planned an elaborate heist to steal gold bullion from a moving train.
In 1943 an isolated Greenland sledge patrol discovered a team of German interlopers.
In 1930 Harold Lasseter announced he'd discovered a huge gold deposit in central Australia.
In 1914, 132 Newfoundland sealers were trapped on the ice as a blizzard approached.
Actress Gay Gibson met a mysterious death on an ocean liner in 1947.
A 56-year-old British noblewoman stood up to Nazi occupiers on the tiny island of Sark.
In 1800, a 12-year-old boy emerged from a forest in southern France.
In 1830, Joseph Palmer outraged Fitchburg, Massachusetts, by wearing facial hair.