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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 was the fastest. On July 22, 1933, he landed in Brooklyn, New York, after a mere eight-day trip, slashing the previously held record of 21 days.

Smokey the Bear Dies

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

Pledge of Allegiance

It was October 12, 1892, when Americans first stood and said the “Pledge of Allegiance”. ... more

Nylon: First Synthetic Fiber

Nylon became the world’s first synthetic fiber when it was introduced on October 27, 1938. ... more
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