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Since 1965, PG&E knows their plants are putting harmful chemicals into the environment, but does not admit it for 22 years.

The colonists balk at English rule, laying the groundwork for the revolution and questions about the imposition of laws.

Wallace was found guilty, but what is most remarkable is the intentional cruelty of the sentence. Death was not enough to satisfy Edward's anger at th...

Wallace is found guilty ofhigh treasonand crimes against English civilians and sentenced to death.

Oliver Powers, father of the downed U-2 pilot, first conceives the idea that his son could be exchanged for Rudolf Abel. In other words: Exchange a sp...

James W. Gerard, the U.S. ambassador to Germany, writes of difficulties when talking about the Lusitania sinking with the German army.

After receiving the prestigious Abel Prize in Norway, Professor John Nash was killed in an accident while riding in a cab en route home from the airpo...

Describes how the Cherokee tribe were transplantesd to a reservation in Oklahoma.

Penn goes "against the crown" and must defend himself in London's Old Bailey.

Douglass is not the only one speaking out and writing against slavery; even children's books condemn it.

NASA designs four "abort methods" in case the space shuttle has a problem during its ascent, following launch..

Iwo Jima is directly in the flight path of airplanes trying to reach Tokyo from the mid-Pacific; it is crucial territory for both Japanese and America...

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