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It’s a bird, it’s a plane!

Most 80th birthday celebrations don’t end up with the guest of honor jumping out of a perfectly good airplane. But for former President George H. Bush this was exactly how he marked the day. On June 13, 2004, he took the plunge over the grounds of his own presidential library. The jump wasn’t his first, and certainly not the last.

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Tesla vs. Marconi: Who Invented Radio

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First Animal in Space

One of America’s goals in the 1950s was to beat the U.S.S.R. in space. But the Soviets were ... more
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