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The Diesel Engine

In search of a more efficient engine, Rudolph Diesel set out to improve upon the steam technology ... more

The Atlantic Conference

A fateful relationship between the leaders of two world superpowers proved to be instrumental ... more

1960s Lobster Fishing

“He may be dumb but as the main course for a delicious dinner, he's the tops." Take a look ... more

Muhammad Ali vs. Sonny Liston

“I don't get hit! I'm so pretty!" Muhammad Ali, then known as Cassius Clay, taunts heavyweight ... more

J.D. Souther Talks Songwriting

"My friends, Jackson Browne and Glenn Frey and Don Henley and eventually Warren Zevon, were all ... more

Jesse Owens Strikes Gold!

He was known as the world’s fastest man, breaking records and racial barriers. Jesse Owens ... more

Wild Bill Hickok Shot

Many think he was just a legend of the Wild West, but Wild Bill Hickok was a very real man with ... more

Retrospectacle: The Slinky

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

The Flying Fortress

The Flying Fortress: 25 tons of metal that ripped through the skies defending Allied powers during ... more

1919 Chicago Race Riots

Pulitzer Prize winner Carl Sandberg likened the 1919 riot in Chicago to “the jungle.” It ... more

McDonald’s Legacy

Two all-beef patties, special sauce, lettuce, cheese, pickles, onions on a sesame seed bun. ... more

The Rise and Fall of Critters in Advertising

You can’t separate Snap Crackle or Pop from Rice Krispies any more than you can the Keebler ... more

Dylan Goes Electric

At the ripe age of 24, Bob Dylan was already considered to be the voice of his generation. His ... more

Wiley Post’s Record-Breaking Flights Around the World

Wiley Post may not have been the first pilot of his time to fly around the world, but he certainly ... more

Ratification of NATO

"There is not much strength in the finger of one hand but when five fingers are balled into a ... more

First Western Showdown

Scores used to be settled with showdowns at dusk and no train was safe from the notorious Jesse ... more

Wimbledon: The Tennis World’s Premier Event

A sporting event that brings out the likes of celebrities and royalty, Wimbledon is like no other ... more

Retrospectacle: The Smiley Face

The smiley face is everywhere, but where did it come from? Learn about the origin of this ubiquitous ... more
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