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Worker on the Framework of the Empire State Building
Worker on the Framework of the Empire State Building

Lewis Wickes Hine took this photo of a workman - at considerable height - fastening bolts on a beam of the Empire State Building during construction in 1930.

Jesse James the Outlaw
Jesse James the Outlaw

Within five years of Jesse James'' death, publishers were releasing young-adult stories about the famous outlaw.

Civil War Refugees in Missouri
Civil War Refugees in Missouri

America's Civil War significantly impacted Missouri, then a ''Slave State'' (but one that remained in the Union). Refugees, from Missouri's northern-border area, are seen here arriving in St. Louis.

Abe Lincoln and Knob Creek Farm
Abe Lincoln and Knob Creek Farm

Abe Lincoln lived at Knob Creek Farm, in Hodgenville, Kentucky, until he was nearly eight years old.

Original - "Ask Not What Your Country Can Do For You"
Original - "Ask Not What Your Country Can Do For You"

In this image we see an original draft, in President Kennedy's handwriting, of the famous phrase in his inaugural address: "Ask not what your country can do for you - ask what you can do for your country."

Orion Nebula - M42
Orion Nebula - M42

Among the many awesome views of nebulae, released by NASA, is this one of the Orion Nebula (also known as M42).

Orion Nebula Mosaic
Orion Nebula Mosaic

Hubble, the orbiting space telescope, has taken sensational pictures over many years. This picture is actually a merger of 15 separate images ending in this spectacular view of the Orion Nebula (also known as M 42).

Space Junk - Orbital Space Debris
Space Junk - Orbital Space Debris

Since the start of the space age, countries sending objects into space have created a large amount of debris which continues to orbit the Earth.

Can the Shuttle Abort a Mission?
Can the Shuttle Abort a Mission?

This diagram depicts what happens if the Space Shuttle's Orbiter needs to return to the launch site.

What Is the Source of Easter Eggs?
What Is the Source of Easter Eggs?

When and where did Easter eggs originate? When did people first write about them?

Omaha Beach - First D-Day Troops Arrive
Omaha Beach - First D-Day Troops Arrive

This U.S. military painting depicts the first American troops arriving at Omaha Beach on D-Day.

Covenant of Omar
Covenant of Omar

A Caliph, called Omar, allegedly wrote "The Covenant of Peace," directed to Christians living in Jerusalem.

Birthplace of the U.S. Marine Corps - Old Tun Tavern
Birthplace of the U.S. Marine Corps - Old Tun Tavern

Old Tun Tavern, so the story goes, is the birthplace of the U.S. Marine Corps.

Oliver St. John Gogarty - Inspiration for Buck Mulligan
Oliver St. John Gogarty - Inspiration for Buck Mulligan

Scholars of Irish Literature believe that Oliver St. John Gogarty (1878-1957) was the inspiration for Buck Mulligan in "Ulysses," by James Joyce.

Deepwater Horizon - Oil Slick Off the Mississippi Delta
Deepwater Horizon - Oil Slick Off the Mississippi Delta

By May 18, 2010, an expanding oil slick resulting from Deepwater Horizon's explosion, was just off the Mississippi Delta.

Unbroken - Zamperini at Ofuna
Unbroken - Zamperini at Ofuna

Ofuna, a place Louis Zamperini came to know well, was a secret interrogation camp where Japanese officials questioned prisoners of war.

Nikolai Getman - To the Kolyma Forced Labor Camp
Nikolai Getman - To the Kolyma Forced Labor Camp

At the age of 28, Nikolai Getman boards a ship at Vanino as he heads to the forced labor camps at Kolyma.

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