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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.

McDonald’s Legacy

Two all-beef patties, special sauce, lettuce, cheese, pickles, onions on a sesame seed bun. ... more

First Thanksgiving Parade

The first Thanksgiving Day Parade was put on by Gimbels department store. Ellis Gimbel ran the ... more

Man o' War

“Man o’ War,” the champion thoroughbred racehorse, was so dominating that few would rise ... more
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