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First Locomotive

The first passenger steam locomotive operated in northeast England and made its maiden voyage on September 28, 1825. Five years later the first steam locomotive passenger train started in the U.S. The Baltimore and Ohio Railroad carried passengers and goods as far north as New York City and as far west as Chicago.

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The Attack on Pearl Harbor

Thousands of American lives were lost on that fateful morning of December 7, 1941, when the U.S. ... more

Retrospectacle: There’s Always Room for Jell-O

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