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In 1957, the USSR launched Sputnik (the world's first artificial satellite) into space from Site No.
It's 107 years since America's largest-recorded avalanche struck the town of Wellington in Washington state.
This photograph depicts a replica of the small cabin in which Henry David Thoreau lived and worked for two years (between 1845-1847).
In this imagined scene, by an unknown nineteenth-century artist, Galileo reveals his telescope to a group of Venetian lawmakers (including the sitting doge, Leonardo Donato). The date was August 25, 1609.
This engraving depicts the Beagle, a ship on which Charles Darwin made his famous voyage.
Polio, a disease which also existed in ancient times, is incurable.
As another German assault against Verdun began on the 23rd of June, 1916, French troops remembered the words of their General to not let the enemy pass.
South Carolina History Standard 8-5.5 Compare Industrial development in South Carolina to the rest of the United States
South Carolina History Standard 8-5.4 Summarize the policies and actions of South Carolina's political leadership implementing discriminatory laws tha...
South Carolina History Standard 8-5.3 Successes and Failures of Reconstruction in South Carolina
South Carolina History Standard 8-5.2 Describe the economic impact of Reconstruction on South Carolina in each of the various social classes
South Carolina History Standard 8-5.1 The impact of Reconstruction, Industrialization, and Progressivism
During America's Civil War, one of the country's most-famous writers penned a poem about ... the Revolutionary War.
On the 8th of December, 1941 - the day after Pearl Harbor was bombed - Americans received their up-to-date news from the radio.
Churchill tried repeatedly to convince FDR to enter the war.
Winston Churchill became Prime Minister on the 10th of May, 1940.
On the 4th of June, 1940, Winston Churchill addressed Parliament.
What are the factors leading to Napoleon's defeat at Waterloo on June 18, 1815?
It's June 13, 1935 and Jim Braddock - a 10 to 1 underdog - stuns boxing fans everywhere when he defeats the reigning champion, Max Baer.
Making her point by breaking bottles of alcoholic beverages, Carry Nation becomes a temperance leader.
Margaret Mitchell named Scarlett O'Hara after looking through books of Irish literature.
Spencer West has never let his loss of legs slow-down his life.
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