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Edison vs. Nikola

“Topsy” the elephant was publicly electrocuted on January 4, 1903. Topsy’s owners decided to put her down after the four ton elephant killed three handlers. A team of technicians flipped the switch that sent more than 6,000 volts of alternating current through Topsy. It was a victory for Nikola Tesla is his war with Thomas Edison about commercializing electric current.

Benedict Arnold

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Baseball Hits the Airwaves

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Robert Cray's Musical Influences

"Well, when I started playing the guitar, it was because of The Beatles. I wanted to be a Beatle ... more
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