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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

Yakov Smirnoff on Comedy

"Facial expressions and the timing. Something was making them laugh and that's where I decided ... more

The Telegraph

We may take for granted the countless ways we can ping someone at a moment’s notice: a text, ... more

Edison vs. Nikola

It was a war of electrifying currents that lasted for decades, one that rallied players like ... more

Colt Revolver

Samuel Colt Paterson revolutionized firearms with his five-shot revolver design. But the pistols ... more

Race to the South Pole

It was a race to discover “untouched land”: the South Pole. Two teams, one led by British ... more

Chrysler Odometer Fraud

For nearly 40 years Chrysler sold cars with tampered odometers. It was common practice for Chrysler ... more

Edison's Light Bulb

Thomas Edison’s most famous innovation created light that’s used in everyday life. Edison ... more

Howard Hughes

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

Tsavo Lions

"Two big man eating lions began falling on railway crews attacking the camps at night, pulling ... more

John Dillinger Killed

Notorious gangster John Dillinger was killed outside a Chicago movie theatre on July 22, 1934. ... more

Kansas City Massacre

The Kansas City Massacre occurred on the morning of June 17, 1933. Law enforcement officers were ... more

Night of Broken Glass

Kristallnacht. The literal meaning is "Night of Crystal," or "Night of Broken Glass.” The term ... more
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