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Ratification of NATO

"There is not much strength in the finger of one hand but when five fingers are balled into a ... more

First Western Showdown

Scores used to be settled with showdowns at dusk and no train was safe from the notorious Jesse ... more

Wimbledon: The Tennis World’s Premier Event

A sporting event that brings out the likes of celebrities and royalty, Wimbledon is like no other ... more

Retrospectacle: The Smiley Face

The smiley face is everywhere, but where did it come from? Learn about the origin of this ubiquitous ... more

Retrospectacle: Silly Putty

It bounces and it breaks. It stretches even when you think it can’t stretch any more! It’s ... more

Origin of the Zip Code

ZIP codes have become so commonplace in today’s world you’d think they were always around. ... more

“The Jungle” & The Pure Food and Drug Act

For most of the 20th century Chicago was at the heart of the nation’s meatpacking industry. ... more

Transistor Radio: The Beginning of the Mobile Revolution

The invention of the transistor radio forever changed the electronics industry. On June 30, 1948, ... more

Shelby GT350 Mustang

The Shelby GT350 Mustang made its debut on January 27, 1965. Ford’s Shelby Mustang was both ... more

Route 66: Connecting Chicago to LA

Winding from Chicago to LA, the historic Route 66 connected the country before there were highways ... more

Graham Nash

"I don't know how I write songs. I don't know what this process is. I see something. I feel something...that's ... more

World War I

What began with a single pistol shot killing the Archduke of Austria on June 28, 1914, gave way ... more

Juan Trippe: Jet Age Innovator

An innovator and a visionary, Juan Trippe helped create air travel as we know it today. He saw ... more

Retrospectacle: There’s Always Room for Jell-O

It’s America’s favorite wiggly, wobbly, shimmering food! Whether it’s molded or cubed, ... more

Arson at the UpStairs Lounge

Today, we remember the horrific attack on a gay bar in New Orleans that occurred in 1973. It ... more

Mary Pickford: Hollywood’s First Million-Dollar Actress

She couldn’t vote. She couldn’t get a college degree—but Mary Pickford became Hollywood’s ... more

Jim Ryun: The Master of the Mile

The “master of the mile” set one of his six world records on June 23, 1967. The teenage Olympian ... more

Antarctic Treaty

Throughout history, the claiming of land has proven seemingly unending. One region, however, ... more
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