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13th Amendment

The 13th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution was signed by President Abraham Lincoln on February ... more

General Electric Theater

General Electric Theater premiered on Sunday, February 1, 1953. The television show was an anthology ... more

Packers Hire Vince Lombari

The Green Bay Packers’ losing season in 1958 prompted the hiring of Vince Lombardi as head ... more

Nellie Bly: Around the World in 72 Days

In 1889, 25-year-old journalist Nellie Bly, inspired by Jules Verne novel 'Around the World in ... more

First Winter Olympics

International Winter Sports week began on January 25, 1924, in Chamonix, France, with 16 countries ... more

Murray Woroner's "Super Fight"

In 1970, radio producer Murray Woroner used computer technology and the magic of film to create ... more

Howard Hughes

Howard Hughes was an eccentric innovator, film producer and record-breaking pilot, setting flight ... more

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
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