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Grand Canyon Saved From Industrialization

It was a move to guarantee that one of nature’s masterpieces would not disappear under the industrialization of the West. Using a provision in the Antiquities Act, President Theodore Roosevelt issued a proclamation declaring the Grand Canyon a national monument on January 11, 1908. It was later classified as a U.S. National Park by President Woodrow Wilson in 1919.

Heimlich Maneuver

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First Handheld Calculator

The first scientific pocket calculator hit the market in 1972. It was the HP 35. It got its name ... more

Bill Remembers: The VW Bus

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