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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.

Origin of the Zip Code

ZIP codes have become so commonplace in today’s world you’d think they were always around. ... more

Eiffel Tower - Paris' Iron Lady

It’s a landmark that was the end result of a design competition for the entryway to the 1889 ... more

Yankee Stadium Opens

"The house that Babe Ruth built," Yankee stadium, first opened its doors on April 18, 1923. Over ... more
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