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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

Althea Gibson's 1957 Wimbledon Win

Althea Gibson became the first African-American tennis player to win Wimbledon in 1957. Her strength ... more

David Eisenhower & Julie Nixon Engagement

David Eisenhower and Julie Nixon announced their engagement on November 30, 1967. The grandson ... more

Polaroid Camera

The Model 95 Land Camera went on sale November 26, 1948. Invented by Dr. Edwin Land, the Polaroid, ... more

First Thanksgiving Parade

The first Thanksgiving Day Parade was put on by Gimbels department store. Ellis Gimbel ran the ... more

A Moment in Time: 1956 Pan Am Water Landing

A Moment In Time: Newsreel footage showed moviegoers the crash of Pan Am flight 6 from Honolulu ... more

A Moment in Time: 1960s Greenwich Village

A Moment In Time: Greenwich Village in New York was once known as “Sapokanikan,” a hunting ... more

Baryshnikov Defects

With an eye toward creativity and freedom Mikhail Baryshnikov, in 1974, became the third Russian ... more
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