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Heavyweight Champion of the World

“Joe, we need muscles like yours to beat Germany.” These are the words President Franklin D. Roosevelt used to encourage the soon-to-be heavyweight champion of the world, Joe Louis. Louis went up against German Max Schmeling on June 22, 1938, in a match that carried a lot more than just the heavyweight title.

Alaska: "Seward's Folly"

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Sounds of the Time: Scott Ian of Anthrax

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First U.S. Postal Service Mail Truck

U.S. mail delivery began by foot and progressed to horse and buggy and train. At the top of the ... more
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