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Race to the South Pole

It was a race to discover “untouched land”: the South Pole. Two teams, one led by British ... more

Chrysler Odometer Fraud

For nearly 40 years Chrysler sold cars with tampered odometers. It was common practice for Chrysler ... more

Edison's Light Bulb

Thomas Edison’s most famous innovation created light that’s used in everyday life. Edison ... more

Howard Hughes

Howard Hughes was an eccentric innovator, film producer and record-breaking pilot, setting flight ... more

Tsavo Lions

"Two big man eating lions began falling on railway crews attacking the camps at night, pulling ... 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

Night of Broken Glass

Kristallnacht. The literal meaning is "Night of Crystal," or "Night of Broken Glass.” The term ... more

Quiz Show Scandal

It was 1950’s “must-see TV,” the era of television quiz shows. The programs were a showcase ... more

The Spruce Goose Takes Flight

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

Jackie Robinson Breaks the Color Barrier

“Robinson's gonna play on this ball club ‘cause I don't look at the color. I don't care whether ... 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

General MacArthur's Promise

General Douglas MacArthur made good on a promise when he returned to the Philippines on October ... more

Al Capone Convicted

It took two years to get him but Al Capone was finally convicted in October 1931. The gangster’s ... more

Pledge of Allegiance

Thirty-one unifying words — On October 12, 1892, Francis Belamy’s “The Pledge of Allegiance” ... more

Robots in Popular Entertainment

The world’s fascination with robots has been around since 1495 when it’s believed Leonardo ... more

Theodore Roosevelt’s Great White Fleet

It’s that old saying: if you’ve got it…flaunt it. The U.S. Navy did just that on December ... more

Tupperware Retrospective

With some ingenuity and a power-house marketer, a plastic that was originally made for the military ... more
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