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The four young Coast Guardsmen barely spoke. It was February 18, 1952, and they were driving from the Chatham Lifeboat Station to the fish pier across town. Ervin Maske, Andy Fitzgerald, Richard Livesey...
For more than three decades, the RMS Queen Mary sailed the North Atlantic. During World War II, the ship worked to defeat Hitler; during times of peace, the Queen Mary was the vessel of choice for the...
For nearly 75 years, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has been at the forefront of protecting the United States—and the world—from threats to public health such as infectious and chronic diseases, injuries, workplace hazards, disabilities, and...
In the late 19th century, George W. Vanderbilt II opened a mansion on the outskirts of Asheville, North Carolina. Called Biltmore, it was the largest home to ever be built in America, and a wonder of Gilded...
We all observe Martin Luther King Jr., Day and express our gratitude for Dr. King’s incredible accomplishments with a day of service. We also recognize Black History Month as a great opportunity to celebrate the monumental accomplishments...
In the 1950s and 1960s, Civil Rights became a focal point for Greensboro, North Carolina -- especially during the now iconic Greensboro sit-ins. The Greensboro Four. On February 1, 1960, four A&T...
Some people develop an interest in genealogy--tracing the history of their family tree-- for very specific reasons. Others hop right in almost on a whim without giving it a lot of previous thought. Whatever the case may...
When you think of Texas in the 19th century, you undoubtedly picture cowboys, Native Americans, and immigrants all fighting for survival on the Texas frontier. For iconic 20th century Texans, the oil-crazy wildcatter burst forward into the...
Tragedy in the Rio Grande Valley Tragedy struck in Alton, Texas, on September 21, 1989 when twenty-one students, on their way to school, died when a delivery truck collided with their school bus,...
One of the most infamous murder cases in Indiana remains unsolved. What went wrong the night four teenage employees of Burger Chef dissappeared?

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