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Monkeys in Space

The first two monkeys to survive a round-trip to space were “Able” and “Miss Baker.” The pair was sent beyond Earth’s atmosphere on May 28, 1959. NASA began using chimpanzees afterwards. “Ham” was the first chimp sent to space. His trip took a little over sixteen minutes and happened January 31, 1961.

Ratification of NATO

"There is not much strength in the finger of one hand but when five fingers are balled into a ... more

Killer Smog in Donora, Pennsylvania

A small milling town in Pennsylvania was submerged in killer smog in October 1948. Donora, Pennsylvania, ... more

Douglas Fairbanks & Mary Pickford Wed

Hollywood stars Mary Pickford and Douglas Fairbanks tied the knot on March 28, 1920. The powerhouse ... more
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