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  • When Apollo 10 Nearly Crashed Into the Moon
    On May 22, 1969, almost four days and six hours after leaving the Earth, the crew of Apollo 10 was enjoying a delightfully uneventful mission. Rather, it was as uneventful as a mission to the moon could be. Commander Tom Stafford and Lunar Module Pilot Gene Cernan had just returned from their ...
  • Are UFOs a Threat to National Security? This Ex-U.S. Official Thinks They Warrant Investigation
    Throughout his distinguished government career, Chris Mellon has been keenly focused on the prospect of unconventional national threats. Now he works with a civilian group called To the Stars Academy of Arts & Science, trying to prod the U.S. defense and intelligence communities to investigate ...
  • Ship carrying 937 Jewish refugees, fleeing Nazi Germany, is turned away in Cuba
    A boat carrying 937 Jewish refugees fleeing Nazi persecution is turned away from Havana, Cuba, on this day in 1939. Only 28 immigrants are admitted into the country. After appeals to the Unites States and Canada for entry are denied, the rest are forced to sail back to Europe, where they’re ...
  • How 9/11 Became the Deadliest Day in History for U.S. Firefighters
    At 8:46 a.m. on September 11, 2001, hijackers crashed American Airlines Flight 11 into the north tower of the World Trade Center in New York City. Six minutes later, the first contingent of New York City firefighters—two ladder and two engine companies—had arrived at the stricken building. They had ...
  • These 5 UFO Traits, Seen by Navy Fighters, Defy Explanation
    You know a UFO has earned its "unidentified" status when cockpit transcripts from elite Navy fighter jets include this frantic pilot exclamation: "Holy s___, what is that?"  When Luis Elizondo ran a small team at the U.S. Department of Defense investigating military-based reports of ...
  • How a Sentimental Yiddish Song Became a Worldwide Hit—and a Nazi Target
    Sophie Tucker was best known for her sexy songs—crowd-pleasers that showed off her curves, her sass, and her frank love of men and money. But when the singer took to the stage in 1925, something else was on her mind: her mother. That night, Tucker debuted a new song. Instead of singing ...
  • When Top Gun Pilots Tangled with a Baffling Tic-Tac-Shaped UFO
    It began as a routine naval training exercise. But it would soon become one of the best-documented—and most baffling—UFO sightings of the 21st century. Witnesses included highly trained military personnel—among them several deeply experienced radar operators and fighter pilots—who at the time of ...
  • One of the Last Navajo Code Talkers, Whose Native Tongue Stumped WWII Enemies, Has Died
    Fleming Begaye Sr., a Navajo code talker who helped the Allies gain victory in the Pacific Theater in World War II, died on May 10, 2019 at the age of 97. He was one of the last remaining members of an elite group of Navajo people who used their language to help transmit top-secret military […]
  • The 1840 U.S. Census Was Overly Interested in Americans' Mental Health
    The 2020 census won’t ask you about how many people in your family are “idiots” or “insane,” but in 1840 that was a question census workers had to answer for every household. The Census Bureau added the question at a time when reformers were interested in creating institutions to help people with ...
  • Irish Republican Army
    Established in 1919 to halt British rule in Northern Ireland using armed forces, the Irish Republican Army, or IRA, fought for independence and a reunified republic—often in tandem with, but independent of, the Irish nationalist party, Sinn Fein. In 1969, demanding British withdrawal from Northern ...
  • Teddy Roosevelt Got Sued for Libel. He Said He ‘Enjoyed’ the Trial
    It was the trial of the century. Or so it seemed in April 1915, when ex-President Teddy Roosevelt and one-time New York Republican Party boss William Barnes squared off in a Syracuse, New York courtroom. Barnes was the plaintiff, Roosevelt the defendant. The charge was libel, based on a written ...
  • How Much Did the First-Ever Social Security Check Pay Out?
    Little did Ida May Fuller know she would find a piece of history inside her mailbox when she opened it on a February day in 1940. When the 65-year-old retiree and lifelong Republican lifted the lid of the mailbox outside the front door of her Ludlow, Vermont, house, she found a check for $22.54 ...
  • Statue of Liberty: The Making of an Icon
    The Statue of Liberty, which towers 305 feet, six inches over New York Harbor, is one of the most instantly recognizable symbols of America. It has inspired countless souvenir replicas and been referenced in everything from posters for war bonds to the final scene of the 1968 movie “Planet of the ...
  • The Central Park Five
    When Trisha Meili’s body was discovered in New York City’s Central Park early in the morning on April 20, 1989, she had been so badly beaten and repeatedly raped that she remained in a coma for nearly two weeks and retained no memory of the attack. The brutal assault of the 28-year-old white ...
  • The 8-Year-Old Chinese-American Girl Who Helped Desegregate Schools—in 1885
    Nearly 70 years before Topeka’s Linda Brown and others challenged restrictive school laws on behalf of African Americans, sparking the legal battle that resulted in the landmark Supreme Court decision Brown v. Board of Education, 8-year-old Mamie Tape of San Francisco, and her persistent ...
  • How George Washington's Iron-Willed Single Mom Taught Him Honor
    Here are some of the ways Mary Ball Washington, George Washington’s mother, has been described by historians: Crude. Greedy. Illiterate. Self-centered. Slovenly. A Loyalist. An especially ruthless slave-owner. An impediment to her son’s success. Alternatively, she has been described as a saint, a ...
  • Building the Transcontinental Railroad: How 20,000 Chinese Immigrants Made It Happen
    They toiled through back-breaking labor during both frigid winters and blazing summers. Hundreds died from explosions, landslides, accidents and disease. And even though they made major contributions to the construction of the Transcontinental Railroad, these 15,000 to 20,000 Chinese immigrants ...
  • Ancient Egypt's 10 Most Jaw-Dropping Discoveries
    Ancient Egypt may be long gone, but archaeologists keep finding its treasures. For more than 3,000 years, one of history’s greatest civilizations flourished along the winding Nile River in northeast Africa. But after Egypt fell under first Greek, then Roman, and finally Muslim control, the ancient ...
  • How Venezuela Fell From the Richest Country in South America into Crisis
    It wasn’t that long ago that Venezuela, which possesses the world’s largest crude oil reserves, was a relatively stable democracy with one of Latin America’s fastest-rising economies. It was a nation so awash in petroleum revenues that the socialist government of the late former President Hugo ...

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