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The British Bulldog

“No man in our lifetime has better earned the right to withdraw from the scene of action. As he steps from the stage, the curtain falls on a political era." The era was none other than that of Sir Winston Churchill, who resigned from office on April 5, 1955, after serving the British Empire for the better part of a century.

“The Jungle” & The Pure Food and Drug Act

For most of the 20th century Chicago was at the heart of the nation’s meatpacking industry. ... more

Retrospectacle: The Smiley Face

The smiley face is everywhere, but where did it come from? Learn about the origin of this ubiquitous ... more

Echo-1 Communications Satellite

A reflective balloon called Echo-1 was launched into space August 12, 1960. It was the first ... more
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