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|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 |
Within five years of Jesse James'' death, publishers were releasing young-adult stories about the famous outlaw.
|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 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" |
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 |
Among the many awesome views of nebulae, released by NASA, is this one of the Orion Nebula (also known as M42).
|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 |
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? |
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? |
When and where did Easter eggs originate? When did people first write about them?
|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 |
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 |
Old Tun Tavern, so the story goes, is the birthplace of the U.S. Marine Corps.
|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 |
By May 18, 2010, an expanding oil slick resulting from Deepwater Horizon's explosion, was just off the Mississippi Delta.
|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 |
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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