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Gravity is Your Friend

Gravity is Your Friend

20 years ago this week: the U.S. and Russia form the International Space Station, and with it “a new era of friendship and cooperation.”

Posted by × June 28, 2015 ×

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Orphaned by History

Orphaned by History

65 years ago this week: the start of the Korean War, “a puzzling, gray, very distant conflict.”

Posted by × June 24, 2015 ×

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The Reeds at Runnymede

The Reeds at Runnymede

Eight hundred years ago today: the Magna Carta is signed, marking a pivotal moment of citizens claiming rights against their ruler.

Posted by × June 15, 2015 ×

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No Sign of Her

No Sign of Her

This week in history: Paris falls under Nazi control, as the City of Lights fades to black.

Posted by × June 10, 2015 ×

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The Second Big Bang

The Second Big Bang

This week in history: cable news hits the airwaves, accelerating journalism to a fever pitch.

Posted by × June 2, 2015 ×

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Caught in the Riptide

Caught in the Riptide

This week in history: Constantinople falls, as present-day implications take root.

Posted by × May 27, 2015 ×

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Not Trying to Cause a Big Sensation

Not Trying to Cause a Big Sensation

Fifty years ago this week: The Who’s “My Generation” drowns out the establishment.

Posted by × May 19, 2015 ×

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What Tomorrow Will Bring

What Tomorrow Will Bring

This week in history: Israel becomes an independent state, in the spirit of becoming the promised land.

Posted by × May 12, 2015 ×

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We Are Lost

We Are Lost

This week in history: torpedoes tear through the RMS Lusitania, forever changing modern warfare.

Posted by × May 6, 2015 ×

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Workers, From the Neck Up

Workers, From the Neck Up

This week in history: Henry Ford creates the forty-hour work week, forever changing the lives of laborers.

Posted by × April 28, 2015 ×

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When the Well’s Dry

When the Well’s Dry

45 years ago this week, Earth Day brought a rallying cry to a global crisis of responsibility and preservation.

Posted by × April 22, 2015 ×

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The National Calamity

The National Calamity

This week in history: Lincoln’s night at Ford’s Theater ends badly, and a mourning country’s culture wars carry on.

Posted by × April 14, 2015 ×

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Bullying the Comets

Bullying the Comets

This week in history: Mark Twain takes the ride of a lifetime.

Posted by × April 6, 2015 ×

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A Sucked Orange

A Sucked Orange

This week in history: the United States purchases “Russian America”, better known today as Alaska.

Posted by × March 31, 2015 ×

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The Restart Button

The Restart Button

52 years ago this week, Jonas Salk cured polio. But the story – and backlash – didn’t end there.

Posted by × March 25, 2015 ×