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The Spruce Goose Takes Flight

It was its first and last flight. Howard Hughes piloted the 200-ton “Spruce Goose” to lift off. He flew the “flying boat” 70 feet above water for a mile on November 2, 1947. The $23 million dollar beast made of wood and with a wingspan longer than a football field was six times larger than any other plane in existence at the time.

World War II Rationing

A 1942 newsreel for American soldiers fighting the war overseas shows how the home front is rationing ... more

Statue of Liberty

America’s most emblematic symbol was the idea of a Frenchman named Edouard Laboulaye. He proposed ... more

Wilt Chamberlain's Untouchable Record

NBA center Wilt Chamberlain was a dominant force on the court, out-rebounding and out-scoring ... more
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