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  • America starts week with new normal

    America starts week with new normal

    March 16, 2020 - Americans are waking up today to a new normal. Hopefully it will quickly end. Many schools and some retail stores are closed. Some restaurants are closed or going to take-out only. March Madness has been canceled. The NBA and NHL seasons have stopped. All of these drastic steps are for one purpose - to slow down the spread of COVID-19 (the coronavirus).

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  • Katherine Johnson, human computer (1918-2020)

    Katherine Johnson, human computer (1918-2020)

    Feb. 25, 2020 - Katherine Johnson was a brilliant mathematician who worked for NASA for 33 years. She was the main character in Hidden Figures, a popular book that was made into a movie. She died yesterday. She was 101.

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  • Women who flew through the clouds to reach the stars

    Women who flew through the clouds to reach the stars

    March 6, 2020 - BJ Erickson, Nancy Love, Jacqueline Cochran, Elaine Harmon, and Cornelia Fort are not names too many people know. But within the world of aviation, they are known quite well. They blazed a trail in the skies for generations of women who wanted to be in the cockpit flying planes.

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  • Christmas Bird Count has 120-year history

    Christmas Bird Count has 120-year history

    Dec. 12, 2019 - Nestled in front of a warm, cozy fire is not the be-all and end-all for millions of birders. Birders relish being out in the cold. They like to watch - and count - their fine-feathered friends. The National Audubon Society is hosting its annual Christmas Bird Count (CBC). It's now in its 120th year. Counting begins Saturday!

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  • Coast Guard carries on for the Schuenemann brothers

    Coast Guard carries on for the Schuenemann brothers

    Dec. 9, 2019 - Imagine operating a ship on the Great Lakes in 1898. August and Herman Schuenemann, brothers, annually made the treacherous trek on icy waters to sell and give away Christmas trees at Chicago's waterfront.

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  • NASA announces first findings of Parker Solar Probe

    NASA announces first findings of Parker Solar Probe

    Dec. 5, 2019 - NASA's Parker Solar Probe launched on its audacious mission to the Sun in 2018. No spacecraft has ever flown this close to the Sun. The Sun is a cauldron of hydrogen atoms fusing to form helium. It's a powerful chemical reaction that emits enough light and heat to keep planet Earth habitable some 93 million miles away. Yesterday NASA announced the probe's first findings.

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  • Liberation of Paris - 75th anniversary

    Liberation of Paris - 75th anniversary

    Aug. 26, 2019 - The success of the D-Day invasion (June 6, 1944) led to the liberation of Paris that summer . In late august 1944 after more than four years of German occupation, the Allies liberated France. It was again a sovereign country. Belgium was liberated days later. It was the beginning of the end of World War II in Europe.

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  • Pathfinder mission was high-risk, high-tech

    Pathfinder mission was high-risk, high-tech

    June 5, 2019 - Seventy-five years ago today, 20 Pathfinder pilots were preparing for their daring D-Day mission. It was due to launch late that evening. Their mission was to drop paratroopers behind enemy lines in France. They would then mark seven drop zones for thousands of paratroopers who would drop from the sky minutes later. It was a high-risk, high-tech mission. Paratroopers would be placing Eureka electronic transponders on the ground. Signals from Eureka beacons were received by Rebecca antenna mounted on the nose of the C-47 "Gooney Bird" planes.

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  • People of D-Day: Vito and Geraldine Pedone (Part 1)

    People of D-Day: Vito and Geraldine Pedone (Part 1)

    May 8, 2019 - During World War II, 16,112,566 soldiers served worldwide in America's Army, Navy or Marines.* They each have a story to honor. At the World War II Memorial in Washington DC, there is a wall of 4,048 gold stars. The stars honor the 405,399 soldiers who sacrificed their lives for the country. Seventy-four years ago today, the Allies declared Victory in Europe (V-E) after liberating Europe from Hitler's Nazi Germany.

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  • People of D-Day: Vito and Geraldine Pedone (Part 2)

    People of D-Day: Vito and Geraldine Pedone (Part 2)

    Vito Pedone and Geraldine "Jerry" Curtis were both US Army Air Force officers during WWII. They met in England while training for D-Day.

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  • USS Iowa played role in D-Day

    USS Iowa played role in D-Day

    March 12, 2019 - Four mighty, Iowa-class battleships were built during World War II. Those are: the USS Iowa, USS Missouri, USS New Jersey, and USS Wisconsin. All four are living history museums.

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  • Pathfinder pilot recalls D-Day

    Pathfinder pilot recalls D-Day

    May 24, 2019 - First Lieutenant David Hamilton was 21 when he climbed into a C-47 airplane on June 5, 1944, the night before D-Day. He was at the North Witham Air Field in England. He was the pilot of plane #14 of 20 Pathfinder aircraft preparing to depart for a stretch of the Normandy coast.

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    WWII 'Gooney Birds' depart for Normandy

    May 20, 2019 - Ten C-47 "Gooney Bird" airplanes flown during World War II left Sunday from Connecticut to return to Normandy, France for the 75th anniversary of D-Day. The flights honor the sacrifice and courage of millions of soldiers, sailors, pilots, paratroopers, flight nurses, and the civilians who supported them. It’s being organized by the D-Day Squadron.

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  • People of D-Day: 320th Barrage Balloon Battalion

    People of D-Day: 320th Barrage Balloon Battalion

    Feb. 25, 2019 - The 320th Barrage Balloon Battalion was the only unit of African American soldiers to land on Omaha Beach on D-Day. These brave men were unknown to history until 2015 when their story was told by Linda Hervieux, author of Forgotten: The Untold Story of D-Day's Black Heroes, At Home and At War.

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  • America starts week with new normal America starts week with new normal
    March 16, 2020 - Americans are waking up today to a new normal. Hopefully it will quickly end. Many schools and some retail stores are closed. Some restaurants are closed or going to take-out only. March Madness has been canceled. The NBA and NHL seasons have stopped. All of these drastic steps are for one purpose - to slow down the spread of COVID-19 (the coronavirus).
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  • Katherine Johnson, human computer (1918-2020) Katherine Johnson, human computer (1918-2020)
    Feb. 25, 2020 - Katherine Johnson was a brilliant mathematician who worked for NASA for 33 years. She was the main character in Hidden Figures, a popular book that was made into a movie. She died yesterday. She was 101.
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  • America starts week with new normal America starts week with new normal
    March 16, 2020 - Americans are waking up today to a new normal. Hopefully it will end soon. Many schools and some retail stores are closed. Some restaurants are closed or going to take-out only. March Madness has been canceled. The NBA and NHL seasons have stopped. All of these drastic steps are for one purpose - to slow down the spread of COVID-19 (the coronavirus).
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  • Katherine Johnson, human computer (1918-2020) Katherine Johnson, human computer (1918-2020)
    Feb. 25, 2020 - Katherine Johnson was a brilliant mathematician. She worked for NASA for 33 years. She was the main character in Hidden Figures, a popular book that was made into a movie. She died yesterday. She was 101.
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