I Love the 1880s

  • 2012
  • TV Show
  • TV-14

Humorous facts from America's history are uncovered.

I Love The 1880s Season 1
HISTORY presents today's funniest comedians as they match the past's top stories and "simpler times" outlook with current headlines while giving a wit (more…)
I Love The 1880s Season 1
HISTORY presents today's funniest comedians as they match the past's top stories and "simpler times" outlook with current headlines while giving a wit (more…)
The Emperor Strikes Back
01:34 — The reign of 14 Year Old Roman Emperor Elagabalus was filled with debauchery, brutality, and cruel pranks.
Alternate Lifestyle
01:01 — Electrical engineering genius Nicola Tesla was a true eccentric, with some interesting personal habits.
Sexual Curie-osity
00:47 — Marie Curie had a strong passion for physics, among other things.
Always Bet on Jack
01:48 — Before Andrew Jackson was President, he was a notorious gambler with a reputation for trouble.
No. 2 Railroad
01:21 — The Pacific Railroad Act created the first transcontinental railroad in the U.S., which was built with the help of Chinese immigrants.
Can You Hear Me Now?
00:42 — Watch never-before-seen footage of what is alleged to be the world's first mobile phone conversation.
Good and Evel
01:03 — While Evel Knieval was setting the record for most bones broken in a lifetime, he was also the owner of several motorcycle dealerships.
Big Man On Krampus
Meet the bad cop to Santa's good cop: Krampus.
Power Nap
The reason President Calvin "Silent Cal" Coolidge was so quiet is probably because he was asleep all the time.
Cat Bomb
During World War II, the U.S. Army invented a new missile guidance system: cats.
America's Drinking Song!
Here's a game: If you knew the Star Spangled Banner was originally set to the tune of a drinking song, take a shot.
Foreign Slanguage
Americans have always spoken English, but given how it sounded back in the '20s, it might as well have been a foreign language.
Presidential Pastimes
Presidents are usually pretty old. So it's no surprise they like low-impact sports.
That's Illegal
Think America is the land of the free? Think again. Almost every thing is against the law somewhere in this country.
Rail Force One
FDR had some pretty great wheels, but his private train car was even cooler.
Al Capone's Kidnappy Birthday
In 1926, Al Capone got jazz pianist Fats Waller to play his birthday party, at gunpoint.

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  • Premiered: November 12, 2012
  • Rating: TV-14
  • Premise: Humorous facts from America's history are uncovered. (more)

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