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Heavyweight Champion of the World

“Joe, we need muscles like yours to beat Germany.” These are the words President Franklin D. Roosevelt used to encourage the soon-to-be heavyweight champion of the world, Joe Louis. Louis went up against German Max Schmeling on June 22, 1938, in a match that carried a lot more than just the heavyweight title.

Jackie Robinson Breaks the Color Barrier

“Robinson's gonna play on this ball club ‘cause I don't look at the color. I don't care whether ... more

Retrospectacle: Mr. Potato Head

Mr. Potato Head did start out as an actual potato.

Retrospectacle: Rubik's Cube

It’s a toy that is at the same time simple and complex. The six-sided, twisting puzzle known ... more
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