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Normadie Burns

“The Normandie met its final doom when, with a resounding crunch of ice and a belch of smoke, the 83,000-ton vessel dipped her flame-scarred superstructure into the surface of the Hudson River. Hundreds were injured when America lost its biggest naval auxiliary." Today we remember that on this day in 1942 the luxury liner turned Navy transport vessel, which was known as the floating skyscraper, burned in New York Harbor.

Rolando Cruz Exoneration

Rolando Cruz recounts his exoneration and acquittal after being wrongly convicted and sentenced ... more

First Blood Bank

Dr. Bernard Fantus established the first blood preservation laboratory on March 15, 1937. The ... more

Antarctic Treaty

Throughout history, the claiming of land has proven seemingly unending. One region, however, ... more
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