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The Hindenburg Crashed This Day, 1937

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F54rqDh2mWA&w=480&h=390] "The Hindenburg disaster took place on Thursday, May 6, 1937, as the German passenger airship LZ 129 Hindenburg caught fire and was destroyed during its attempt to dock with its mooring mast at...

Space Flight And Two Anniversaries

Space Shuttle Columbia Today marks the 50th anniversary of the first human to venture into space - Yuri Gagarin of Russia. He told his wife in a letter that if he didn't come back alive,...

150th Anniversary Of The Civil War

The Nation marks the 150th Anniversary of the start of the Civil War today, April 12th. us_news-life The American Civil War or the War Between the States began April 12, 1861. 11 slave holding Southern...

Gladiators, Expedition Week

  Before last year, the only thing we knew about gladiators was what we learned from movies. That changed during a building excavation last June. The Associated Press reported the unearthing of dozens of headless...

Martin Luther King (January 15, 1929 – April 4, 1968) Anniversary of His Death

A man who won't die for something is not fit to live. Martin Luther King Jr. Martin Luther King's last speech before his death was made the day before he died and it was prophetic. Listen...

Environmentalists Damaging Our Ecosystems?

Is man's protection of nature always a good thing? Can lack of knowledge and scientific objectivity obfuscate reality? State of Fear, a novel by Michael Crichton, presents a new view of the environmental movement and...

“These Are The Times That Try Men’s Souls.”

"These are the times that try men's souls."This simple quotation from Founding Father Thomas Paine's The Crisis not only describes the beginnings of the American Revolution, but also the life of Paine himself. Throughout most...

Henry Box Brown, Abolitionist lecturer and performer

"Henry Box Brown was an abolitionist lecturer and performer. Born a slave in Louisa County, he worked in a Richmond tobacco factory and lived in a rented house. Then, in 1848, his wife, who...
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