Harvey Washington Wiley was actually a good egg. In fact, his whole game was in service of good eggs. If you’re looking around for a bureaucrat to crush on (it’s so hard to find a good one these days,) look no further.
Fizzstory: Seltzer’s Thirsty Past
Carbonated water as the elixir of life isn’t a new concept. When the bubbles hit bodegas in the 1980s and 1990s, seltzer was seen as a healthy alternative to Coke, Pepsi and Tab. Everyone was wearing leg warmers, jazzercising with Jane Fonda, doing cocaine and drinking seltzer.
It’s called fitness. Look it up.
History Podcasts Are Female Too
Genetics prevent us from making our own podcast, so here are five great history podcasts with female hosts, recommended for your listening pleasure.
Settling The Dino-score For Mary Anning
The bad news about this Sistory post is that it’s going to be about YET ANOTHER woman who was denied … More
The Past Is Female Too: Mom-uments
The three of us are lucky to hail from a long lineage of tough, smart women, and there’s no better … More
Four More Wars: Historical Conflicts Worth Reprising
If we are on the brink of World War III, may we at Sistory suggest a few other wars we’d like to repeat instead?
The Definitely Not Funny History Behind London’s Big Stink
London’s Thames River was never a particularly pristine body of water, but by the mid-19th century, things had gotten out of hand.
Dog Days of Summer
As great as our dog is, there are some truly unbelievable dog stories of history that leave *even our Jack* with some big pawprints to fill – like that time a pupper saved the World Cup.
The Fat Times, Or History’s Best Euphemisms
The Fat Times, That Time I Had Bangs, Sophomore Year: we all have ways to gloss over the iniquities of our past. So does Iceland.
Who’s That Guy? It’s Guy!
As you know from our last missive on this lovely blog, Eleanor and I recently took a Sistory Business Trip … More
Royal Romance: Not Always A Fairytale
The story of the last divorcee to marry into the royal family…with somewhat less success than Meghan Markle.
Labor Vs. Capitol Records
In our family, our dad always gets all the credit for coming from a place with powerful music history. He … More
Helen Richey: Flying the Unfriendly Skies
She dared to wear pants, flew a plane for 237 hours straight, and paved the way for women in aviation, including recent hero Tammie Jo Shults who landed Southwest Flight 1380. Despite all this, she faced cruel and crippling sexism at work, leading to a tragedy.
I’ll Be There For You 👏👏 👏 👏: Vienna in 1913
In 1913, the year before World War I kicked off and changed everything, the city of Vienna was home to a number of young men with some radical views. They all lived within a few blocks of each other, but they didn’t know each other.
Those Squirrely Little Freeloaders: How America Went Nuts For Squirrels
It’s Corinne’s birthday and we’ve squirreled away this nutty story just for her.