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America may have been first in flight but aviation advances in Europe were surpassing the U.S.
Star-Spangled Banner Story
The American flag loomed large above a smoke filled Fort McHenry in 1814. The fort had held and
The Beatles Make Nehru Jackets Big
You can thank the Beatles for helping to bring Nehru jackets to the scene in the 1960s. The band
Jones Act Fails
Prohibition had been in effect for close to 10 years and it wasn’t going well. Local authorities
Wilt Chamberlain's Untouchable Record
NBA center Wilt Chamberlain was a dominant force on the court, out-rebounding and out-scoring
Tesla vs. Marconi: Who Invented Radio
Nikola Tesla gave a public demonstration of the wireless transmission of energy on March 1, 1893.
Retrospectacle: The Suburbs
After World War II, communities started springing up across the country that were designed for
Pakistan's 1956 Constitution
It had been nine years since Pakistan gained independence and still the country was without a
Surfing moved from subculture to popular culture in the 1950s. Gone were boards made from redwood,
California Attacked: The Shelling of Ellwood Beach
Pearl Harbor wasn’t the only attack the Japanese launched on America. On February 23, 1942,
Roosevelt Bans Planes Over White House
Annoyed and kept awake by the sound of airplanes flying above his home, President Roosevelt decided
Retrospectacle: Flagpole Sitting
It was a fad that became all the rage in 1924: flagpole sitting. It reached new heights when,
John Glenn & The Mercury 7
John Glenn was part of the Mercury 7, NASA’s first group of seven astronauts. He was tasked
It was during the time when cars were worshipped and driving was a popular leisure activity.
Wiffle Ball Story
It’s one of America’s quintessential recreational sports: Wiffle Ball. The hollow plastic
DiMaggio Joins the War Effort
When the U.S. entered World War II nearly every American joined the war effort, including celebrities.
Retrospectacle: Ty Warner's Beanie Baby Fad
The '90s brought us a plush little toy that promised “riches” to its collectors. Beanie Babies
First Open-Heart Surgery
Dr. Daniel Hale Williams was one of the few African-American surgeons of the early 1890s. He