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Railroad Deal of 1944

In 1942, railroad workers’ unions demanded a raise. Concerned about a strike, President Roosevelt ... more

Civil Rights Movement Begins

Montgomery, Alabama, became the birthplace of the Civil Rights Movement in 1955 when Rosa Parks ... more

DeLorean Motor Company

Etched into pop culture history by Hollywood as a "time machine," the DeLorean was a sports car ... more

Martha Stewart Talks the Power of Television

Television extends far beyond its entertainment value—it promotes, educates and influences. ... more

Monroe & DiMaggio Tie the Knot

It was a match combining the best of the sports world with all the glamour of Hollywood. Baseball’s ... more

1949's "Step-Saving" Kitchen

In 1949 the U.S. Department of Agriculture designed the “ideal kitchen.” The premise was ... more

Henry Ford Sets Speed Record

The founder of the Ford Motor Company set a world speed record on January 12, 1904. Driving model ... more

DuMont Network Ushers Modern Television Era

The modern era of network television began with the DuMont Network on January 11, 1948. WDTV ... more

Grand Canyon Saved From Industrialization

It was a move to guarantee that one of nature’s masterpieces would not disappear under the ... more

Designated Hitters & The American League

Two dozen American League baseball team owners gathered in Chicago to change the game of baseball ... more

Former Governor George Ryan on Death Row Clemency

'Through the Decades’ looks back with former Illinois Governor George Ryan on his decision ... more

Rolando Cruz Exoneration

Rolando Cruz recounts his exoneration and acquittal after being wrongly convicted and sentenced ... more

Comic Strip Staples Arrive

Three comic book staples have one date in common: January 7. Two legends, Tarzan and Buck Rogers, ... more

Telegraph Unveiled

The telegraph was demonstrated for the first time on January 6, 1838. Samuel Morse sent a code ... more

Golden Gate Bridge

Construction on the Golden Gate Bridge began January 5, 1933. With a $35 million dollar budget, ... more

Edison vs. Nikola

“Topsy” the elephant was publicly electrocuted on January 4, 1903. Topsy’s owners decided ... more

Colt Revolver

Samuel Colt’s Paterson revolver was patented in 1836. The five-shot gun could be fired without ... more

First Handheld Calculator

The first scientific pocket calculator hit the market in 1972. It was the HP 35. It got its name ... more
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