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Bill Kurtis on Nixon’s Trip to China

Bill Kurtis remembers how President Nixon’s 1972 trip to China forever changed history and ... more

Retrospectacle: Tailfins

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

Wife Ball Story

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

Margaret Cho Talks Comedy

“I remember being in my parents’ car listening to the radio, listening to these comedians ... more

General Tom Thumb’s Wedding

Charles Sherwood Stratton, whose stage name was General Tom Thumb, was one of the biggest and ... more

War Time (Daylight Saving Time)

It was one of many attempts the U.S. took at changing the clock. But, finally Congress voted ... more

Normadie Burns

“The Normandie met its final doom when, with a resounding crunch of ice and a belch of smoke, ... more

First Untethered Spacewalk

After decades of tethered spacewalks it was time to push the bar even further. On February 7, ... more

General Electric Theatre

In the 1950s and early 1960s one of the largest companies in the world had a megaphone unlike ... more

Thirteenth Amendment

"Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party ... more

Heimlich Maneuver

"I said a prayer. Thank you God for seating me next to this man. If it had been anyone else in ... more

Retrospectacle: Mini Golf

A date night favorite, mini golf has gone through quite an evolution since its inception in 1867. ... more

First Winter Olympics

Close to 300 athletes from 16 countries competed in the first Winter Olympics in Chamonix, France, ... more

California’s Gold Rush

Fame, fortune and notoriety are just a few reasons people who are hoping to hit it big time head ... 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

Former Governor George Ryan on Death Row Clemency

"I am a firm supporter of the death penalty. I believe if you take an innocent life, you forfeit ... more

DuMont Network Ushers Modern Television Era

The modern era of network television began with the DuMont Network on January 11, 1948. WDTV ... more

American League Gets Designated Hitters

The American League saw a rise in batting average after the January 11, 1973, meeting that granted ... more
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