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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

Walkman Debuts

It was the device that revolutionized the way people listened to music. The Sony Walkman made ... more

Corvette Goes Into Production

The first Chevrolet Corvette went into production June 30, 1953, and sold for $3,000. The first ... more

Full Episode: Through the Decades 12/17/15

'Through the Decades' looks back at mankind's achievements in defying gravity, with the Wright ... more

Lindbergh Flies Across the Atlantic

Piloting the Spirit of St. Louis, aviator Charles Lindbergh became the first person to fly-nonstop, ... more

Wright Brothers Take Flight

Orville and Wilbur Wright made history on December 17, 1903, when their Wright Flyer One reached ... more

Great White Fleet

President Theodore Roosevelt was on hand when the Great White Fleet set sail to circumnavigate ... more

Race to the South Pole

It was a race to discover “untouched land”: the South Pole. Two teams, one led by British ... more

Roosevelt's Nobel Peace Prize

The first American to win a Nobel Peace Prize was President Theodore Roosevelt. The prize, awarded ... more

Tsavo Lions

In 1898, a pair of man-eating lions descended on a camp of 3,000 construction workers in East ... more

World War II Rationing

A 1942 newsreel for American soldiers fighting the war overseas shows how the home front is rationing ... more

Hubble Space Telescope Repaired

The first pictures from the Hubble Space Telescope were a big disappointment but NASA had a plan ... more

America Enters World War II

It was war. The day after the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor, President Roosevelt addressed a ... more

Attack on Pearl Harbor

A culmination of diplomatic tensions came to a head during the early morning hours of December ... more

20th Century Limited

The 20th Century Limited was considered the most luxurious way to travel by train in the early ... more

Amelia Earhart's 1937 Around-the-World Attempt

It was the next big challenge for record-breaking aviator Amelia Earhart. Her second attempt ... more
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