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  • 1896 Duryea: The Duryea Brothers produced America's first gasoline-powered automobile which could be built more than one at a time.

  • 19TH CENTURY CROP CIRCLES: In 1880, John Rand Capron, an amateur scientist, suggests storm conditions can form crop circles.

  • 19TH CENTURY FIREFIGHTING: Will Chicago's steam-powered fire engines be enough to fight a huge conflagration in 1871?

  • 20-GAME WINNING STREAK: The A's out play teams with far-richer budgets to become the American League West champions.

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

  • 22 YEARS LATE:

  • 4000 Miles Below Earth's Crust: This cutaway drawing depicts how scientists view the composition of Earth's interior.

  • A Beautiful Mind: John Nash, a Nobel-Prize-winning genius who suffered from schizophrenia, died in a tragic car crash on May 23, 2015. He was portrayed by Russell Crowe in the film, "A Beautiful Mind.".

  • ABEL PRIZE and the DEATH of JOHN NASH: 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 airport. Alicia Nash was also killed in the accident.

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

  • A CHANGE IN LEADERS: Truman decides that instead of invading Japan, the U.S. will use its new atomic weapons to force Japan's surrender.

  • A DEADLY, UNKNOWN DISEASE: Villagers and health-care workers in the vicinity of Yambuku, Zaire (now the Republic of Congo) are getting extremely sick, then dying. No one knows what is happening.

  • A DEVASTATED CITY: Chicago's prosperous and proud business district burns to the ground.

  • A DISINTEGRATING VESSEL: The submerged Titanic is located in 1985.

  • A DOOMED SHIP: SOS signals and lifeboats can't help people on the Titanic. The wireless operator on the closest ship, about an hour away, has shut-off his system for the night.

  • AFTERMATH of BANDA ACEH QUAKE: View the 24-hour timeline of the Banda Aceh earthquake and resulting tsunami.

  • A GENIUS AT WORK: John Nash is a recognized genius while studying at Princeton and teaching at M.I.T (as C.L.E. Moore Instructor).

  • AIRCRAFT CONTROL: With their knowledge of controlling movement, Wilbur and Orville begin by launching gliders at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina.

  • AIR SHIPS OF WORLD WAR I: At the start of World War I, few countries can match Germany'sair ships- often calledZeppelins.

  • Alan Shepard - First American in Space: Shepard was the first American in space when he blasted off in a Redstone rocket on May 5, 1961.

  • ALAN SHEPARD'S FLIGHT: In 1961, Alan Shepard becomes the first American to launch into space.

  • Alan Turing and Christopher Morcom: With his parents urging him to focus on whatever would help him succeed in Britain's public school system, Alan Turing followed his own desire to study mathematics. He became a brilliant student whose...

  • ALAN TURING TACKLES DOLPHIN - GERMANY'S NAVAL ENIGMA CODE:

  • A LIFE RECOVERED: By his own measure, Dr. Nash has recovered from schizophrenia.

  • ALLAN QUARTERMAIN: Allan Quartermain, a hunter/explorer, is the hero ofH. Rider Haggard's novelKing Solomon's Mines.

  • ALL OVER FOR HIM?: While suffering from a mental disorder, John Nash has periods of time where he does amazing work.

  • Amazing facts about Tigers: Tigers were very popular during the heyday of the traveling circus, and they still are. Whether at the zoo, the circus or a stand-alone show, tigers -anendangered species- are a main attraction.

  • Amazing Mimicker - The Superb Lyrebird: The "Superb Lyrebird" is an extraordinary creature capable of astonishing feats, including hard-to-believe mimics of unexpected sounds.

  • Ambergris - Worth Its Weight in Gold: In addition to capturing whales for oil, whalers hoped to find ambergris inside a whale's body. Not all whales have the substance depicted in this image.

  • Amelia Earhart - Last Footage Before Disappearance: Did Amelia land at Nikumaroro, a Pacific atoll, when she couldn't find Howland? Why did she lose radio contact? Historic footage from her last flight may reveal the reason why she and Fred Noonan did ...

  • AMERICA CAPTURES a U-BOAT: America captures its first U-boat, the U-505, off the coast of French West Africa.

  • American Deforestation: Once covered with beautiful virgin forests, the United States has lost nearly all of those natural resource due to development and massive tree-cutting projects.

  • AMERICAN DEFORESTATION: Centuries ago, forests cover much of North America; when colonists arrive, they chop-down trees at unbelievable rates.

  • AMERICANS FLY FOR FRANCE: Young Americans want to fly combat missions for France during WWI; they form the Escadrille Americaine (American Squadron).

  • AN ACCIDENT ROOTED IN HISTORY: Solid rocket boosters used in shuttle launches show a potential O-ring design flaw.

  • A NATIONAL CATASTROPHE: British landowners evict starving families and burn their homes during the Irish Potato Famine..

  • Ancient Hawaiian Fishing: This is full of facts about Ancient Hawaiian Fishing.

  • Andrea Fleytas and the Deepwater Horizon Explosion: Andrea Fleytas is monitoring various safety indicators on the Deepwater Horizon when numerous alarms warn about extremely high levels of combustible gas at various places on the rig. She has no traini...

  • A NEW SEA WALL: Galveston builds a protective sea wall and raises the height of the entire city.

  • AN EYEWITNESS REMEMBERS: Writings, photos, and even some videos show the destruction.

  • Angels & Demons: Angels and Demons is a fictional movie set in Vatican City, and which includes historical and scientific facts.

  • AN IMPOSSIBLE DREAM: Disregarding death threats due to his race, Brashear graduates from diving school.

  • ANNIHILATION: Eruptions lead to the river of mud, hot ash and gases that bury Pompeii.

  • Annihilation of Pompeii and Herculaneum: As the pyroclastic flows pour out of Mt. Vesuvius, during its 79 AD eruption, the towns of Herculaneum and Pompeii are annihilated.

  • AN OIL RIG CALLED DEEPWATER HORIZON: The Deepwater Horizon was a large and safe oil rig with little risk of an oil spill.

  • AN ORBITING TELESCOPE?: Hubble telescope is a high power space telescope which orbits the Earth.

  • ANOTHER MAELSTROM: Warm water helps the "Perfect Storm" gain intensity as the low pressure deepens; this creates massive waves of 70 feet and higher.

  • ANTI-GRAVITY AND CAVORITE: "Cavorite" - a fictitious substance that allows flight - is found by Dr. Cavor, inWells'novel -The First Men in the Moon.

  • ANTIMATTER EXPLOSIONS: If antimatter comes into contact with any matter, an explosion will occur.

  • ANTIMATTER - WHAT IS IT?: At CERN, where the WWW was announced on 30 April 1993, scientists study "antimatter" - negative matter which does not exist in a natural form.

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