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The Birth of a Movement

"The Haymarket really polarizes constituencies in Chicago and it pits native born businessmen against immigrant workers and makes everybody deeply suspicious." Professor Ann Durkin Keating recalls the Haymarket Riot that took place on this day in 1886, of which we still feel the effects today.

Amelia Earhart's 1937 Around-the-World Attempt

It was the next big challenge for record-breaking aviator Amelia Earhart. Her second attempt ... more

Polaroid Camera

The Model 95 Land Camera went on sale November 26, 1948. Invented by Dr. Edwin Land, the Polaroid, ... more

FDR Signs the Tennessee Valley Authority Act

Running for president at a time when unemployment rates were sky high and thousands of banks ... more
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