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Former Governor George Ryan on Death Row Clemency

"I am a firm supporter of the death penalty. I believe if you take an innocent life, you forfeit your life." This comes from a man, Rolando Cruz, who was on death row himself for 12 years. Wrongfully convicted, after 4,473 days he was finally set free. And on January 11, 2003, then Governor George Ryan granted clemency to all remaining death row inmates.

Wiley Post’s Record-Breaking Flights Around the World

Wiley Post may not have been the first pilot of his time to fly around the world, but he certainly ... more

Walkman Debuts

It was the device that revolutionized the way people listened to music. The Sony Walkman made ... more

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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