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U.S.S. George Washington: A New Threat From Below

“We must keep ahead of communist efforts, efforts to dominate the world. We must have missiles, missiles of all types, for all purposes.” This was the reasoning behind the construction of the U.S.S. George Washington, a submarine able to launch missiles, even a nuclear warhead, from below the ocean’s surface. On June 9, 1959, this one-of-a-kind sub gave America an upper hand in the arms race against the Russians.

Smokey the Bear Dies

Although his likeness lives on in public service announcements, the real-life “Smokey the Bear” ... more

Douglas Fairbanks & Mary Pickford Wed

Hollywood stars Mary Pickford and Douglas Fairbanks tied the knot on March 28, 1920. The powerhouse ... more

A Moment in Time: 1950 Water Skiing School

A Moment In Time: After graduating from water skiing school in 1950, several young women take ... more
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