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Gunpowder Plot

It was a plan to blow up Parliament on November 5, 1605. Robert Catesby and his co-conspirators ... more

Erwin Rommel's Retreat

One of Germany’s most feared and respected commander’s was finally brought down to size in ... more

First Animal in Space

One of America’s goals in the 1950s was to beat the U.S.S.R. in space. But the Soviets were ... more

The Spruce Goose Takes Flight

It was its first and last flight. Howard Hughes piloted the 200-ton “Spruce Goose” to lift ... more

First U.S. Postal Service Mail Truck

U.S. mail delivery began by foot and progressed to horse and buggy and train. At the top of the ... more

Truman Beats Dewey

It was a presidential election the polls and press got wrong. “Dewey Defeats Truman” read ... more

Bill Kurtis Remembers Walter Cronkite

Walter Cronkite was born on November 4, 1916, in St. Joseph, Missouri. The legendary newsman ... more

First CD Player

It’s the device that sparked a revolution in music. Sony debuted the compact disc player on ... more

Ford's Model T

The first Ford Model T rolled off the assembly line on October 1, 1908. The Model T, the company’s ... more

John D. Rockefeller: World's First Billionaire

Becoming the first billionaire may have been John D. Rockefeller’s destiny. By 1851, at the ... more

First Locomotive

The first passenger steam locomotive operated in northeast England and made its maiden voyage ... more

Bugs Bunny Debut

Bugs Bunny made his first appearance alongside Elmer Fudd in the cartoon short “A Wild Hare.” ... more

Man o' War

“Man o’ War,” the champion thoroughbred racehorse, was so dominating that few would rise ... more

Khrushchev's U.N. Outbursts

The infamous “shoe banging” incident happened during the U.N. General Assembly meeting in ... more

Pledge of Allegiance

It was October 12, 1892, when Americans first stood and said the “Pledge of Allegiance”. ... more

First Airplane Flight Around the World

The 1920s were a decade of aviation advancement. One of the pivotal moments happened on September ... more

Lincoln's Whiskers

The iconic image of a bearded President Abraham Lincoln can be traced to a letter he received ... more

Chuck Yeager Breaks the Sound Barrier

Twenty-four-year-old Chuck Yeager became the fastest human on earth in 1946 when he ripped through ... more
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