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Jones Act Fails

Prohibition had been in effect for close to 10 years and it wasn’t going well. Local authorities ... more

Wilt Chamberlain's Untouchable Record

NBA center Wilt Chamberlain was a dominant force on the court, out-rebounding and out-scoring ... more

Tesla vs. Marconi: Who Invented Radio

Nikola Tesla gave a public demonstration of the wireless transmission of energy on March 1, 1893. ... more

Retrospectacle: The Suburbs

After World War II, communities started springing up across the country that were designed for ... more

Pakistan's 1956 Constitution

It had been nine years since Pakistan gained independence and still the country was without a ... more

Retrospectacle: Surfing

Surfing moved from subculture to popular culture in the 1950s. Gone were boards made from redwood, ... more

California Attacked: The Shelling of Ellwood Beach

Pearl Harbor wasn’t the only attack the Japanese launched on America. On February 23, 1942, ... more

Roosevelt Bans Planes Over White House

Annoyed and kept awake by the sound of airplanes flying above his home, President Roosevelt decided ... more

Retrospectacle: Flagpole Sitting

It was a fad that became all the rage in 1924: flagpole sitting. It reached new heights when, ... more

John Glenn & The Mercury 7

John Glenn was part of the Mercury 7, NASA’s first group of seven astronauts. He was tasked ... more

Retrospectacle: Tailfins

It was during the time when cars were worshipped and driving was a popular leisure activity. ... more

Wiffle Ball Story

It’s one of America’s quintessential recreational sports: Wiffle Ball. The hollow plastic ... more

DiMaggio Joins the War Effort

When the U.S. entered World War II nearly every American joined the war effort, including celebrities. ... more

Retrospectacle: Ty Warner's Beanie Baby Fad

The '90s brought us a plush little toy that promised “riches” to its collectors. Beanie Babies ... more

First Open-Heart Surgery

Dr. Daniel Hale Williams was one of the few African-American surgeons of the early 1890s. He ... more

Hippies Change a Generation

The 1960s brought us the hippies—a younger generation who rebelled against their parents, community ... more

U.S.S. Maine

The battleship U.S.S. Maine’s mission from Washington was a friendly one: travel to Cuba to ... more

Electric Guitar Patented

The first patent for the electric guitar was awarded August 10, 1937. Since the 1800s, musicians ... more
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