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Theodore Roosevelt’s Great White Fleet

It’s that old saying: if you’ve got it…flaunt it. The U.S. Navy did just that on December 16, 1907, when they set off on a 43,000 mile journey around the globe. With 16 battleships and 14,000 sailors and Marines, it was a clear show of strength that sent a message to world powers. The United States Navy was a force to be reckoned with.

John Glenn & The Mercury 7

John Glenn was part of the Mercury 7, NASA’s first group of seven astronauts. He was tasked ... more

Retrospectacle: The Slinky

The slinky “walked” down its first flight of stairs on August 2, 1943, and has been entertaining ... more

Retrospectacle: Surfing

Surfing moved from subculture to popular culture in the 1950s. Gone were boards made from redwood, ... more
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