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The Miracle Mile

Proving doctors and naysayers wrong, Roger Bannister was the first man to run a sub-4-minute mile. And after a race on August 7, 1954, that was dubbed “The Miracle Mile,” Bannister beat his rival and was named Sports Illustrated’s first "Sportsman of the Year."

Truman Beats Dewey

It was a presidential election the polls and press got wrong. “Dewey Defeats Truman” read ... more

Tupperware Retrospective

With some ingenuity and a power-house marketer, a plastic that was originally made for the military ... more

Churchill Resigns

Sir Winston Churchill ended his 60-year political and military career on April 5, 1955. He resigned ... more
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