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Baseball Hits the Airwaves

The first broadcast play-by-play baseball game was initially done as an experiment on August ... more

Lou Gehrig's 14 Amazing Years

He got his break when long-time Yankees first baseman Wally Pipp had a headache and decided to ... 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

Alaska: "Seward's Folly"

The U.S. purchased Alaska on March 30, 1867. Secretary of State William H. Seward brokered the ... more

Judy Collins & "Both Sides Now"

Greenwich Village was the epicenter of the 1960’s folk music scene. Singer Judy Collins was ... more

Rosie the Riveter

She was known as Rosie the Riveter. The iconic image of a female factory worker with a red bandana ... more

Douglas Fairbanks & Mary Pickford Wed

Hollywood stars Mary Pickford and Douglas Fairbanks tied the knot on March 28, 1920. The powerhouse ... more

The Moscow Circus & Its Bears Come to America

The Moscow Circus opened its American tour in New York in 1963. The star of the show was Valentin ... more

Prohibition Ends After 13 Dry Years

The days of prohibition came to an end on March 22, 1933 when President Roosevelt signed the ... more

The Stamp Act Provokes Ire

After Britain won the battle to claim territory west of the Ohio River Valley, they realized ... more

John Dillinger Killed

Notorious gangster John Dillinger was killed outside a Chicago movie theatre on July 22, 1934. ... more

Kansas City Massacre

The Kansas City Massacre occurred on the morning of June 17, 1933. Law enforcement officers were ... more

The United States Football League's Short Life

The United States Football League was formed in 1983. The league was the first competition for ... more

Retrospectacle: Remembering the Mullet

What’s old is new and sometimes just won’t go away. The hairstyle known as the “mullet” ... more

Retrospectacle: The Zoot Suit

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

First Blood Bank

Dr. Bernard Fantus established the first blood preservation laboratory on March 15, 1937. The ... more

Short Hair for War Effort Women

It was back to “Grandma-style hairdos” in 1943 for women working for the war effort. Long ... more

'Monty Python and the Holy Grail' Premieres

The stars of Monty Python’s Flying Circus reached new heights when their first film premiered ... more
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