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Take a look back at the incredible career of astronaut Sally Ride, who died Monday at age 61.
On the 50th anniversary of the first live transatlantic television feed beamed by Telstar, revisit the historic broadcast of July 23, 1962.
Author Jim Reisler answers questions about America’s first Olympic team, the subject of his recent book.
Scraping animal hides, not hunting with spears, may have produced Neanderthals’ humerus asymmetry.
Archaeologists have uncovered the remains of more than 200 warriors who were thrown into a Danish lake some 2,000 years ago.
Nearly 80 years after the bloody shootout that killed the notorious outlaws Bonnie and Clyde, their handguns are being put up for auction.
A century after Horn & Hardart opened its first Automat in New York City, take a look back at America’s first fast food chain.
Discover six things you may not know about the Medal of Honor, which was signed into law 150 years ago, and its recipients.
The United States’ invasion of Canada 200 years ago went awry from the start.
On the anniversary of Skylab’s plunge to Earth on July 11, 1979, discover how the world celebrated, feared and commercialized the spectacular event.
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