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First CD Player

It’s the device that sparked a revolution in music. Sony debuted the compact disc player on October 1, 1982. It was only available in Japan at the time for close to $1,000. The first commercially released CD debuted on the same day: Billy Joel’s “52nd Street” album.

America’s Oldest Magazine

With bylines from Jack London, Edgar Allen Poe, F. Scott Fitzgerald and Kurt Vonnegut, and a ... more

Retrospectacle: The Zoot Suit

1930s menswear made for the dance floor; exaggeratedly large and loose jacket and pants matched ... more

The Spruce Goose Takes Flight

It was its first and last flight. Howard Hughes piloted the 200-ton “Spruce Goose” to lift ... more
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