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  • Ford and the Motor City look to the future

    Ford and the Motor City look to the future

    July 30, 2020 - Henry Ford was the founder of the Ford Motor Company who put the world on wheels in the early years of the 20th century. He was born on this day in 1863. That's not a typo. Henry Ford was born less than one month after the Battle of Gettysburg during the Civil War. Bill Ford, his great-grandson, is currently the executive chairman of the Ford Motor Company.

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  • Lou Gehrig bat sells for $1,025,000

    Lou Gehrig bat sells for $1,025,000

    April 10, 2020 - Baseball fans are on the edge of their seats - at home. They are waiting to find out if Major League Baseball (MLB) will have a 2020 season amid the COVID-19 pandemic. There is other baseball news though. The baseball bat Lou Gehrig (1903-1941) used early in his career recently sold for $1,025,000 by Heritage Auctions.

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  • Tidal Basin closed just after peak bloom

    Tidal Basin closed just after peak bloom

    March 31, 2020 - Few people this year had time to look at, let alone smell cherry blossoms. Millions of tourists normally flock to Washington D.C. in the spring. They like to [blue]stroll[/blue] among the 1,700 cherry trees that line the Tidal Basin. They look at the annual burst of color in shades of pink that appears in March or early April. The 2020 peak has come and gone. But the buds will be back in 2021.

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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.

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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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  • Ford and the Motor City look to the future Ford and the Motor City look to the future
    July 30, 2020 - Henry Ford was the founder of the Ford Motor Company who put the world on wheels in the early years of the 20th century. He was born on this day in 1863. That's not a typo. Henry Ford was born less than one month after the Battle of Gettysburg during the Civil War. Bill Ford, his great-grandson, is currently the executive chairman of the Ford Motor Company.
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  • Lou Gehrig bat sells for $1,025,000 Lou Gehrig bat sells for $1,025,000
    April 10, 2020 - Baseball fans are on the edge of their seats - at home. They are waiting to find out if Major League Baseball (MLB) will have a 2020 season amid the COVID-19 pandemic. There is other baseball news though. The baseball bat Lou Gehrig (1903-1941) used early in his career recently sold for $1,025,000 by Heritage Auctions.
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  • Ford and the Motor City look to the future Ford and the Motor City look to the future
    July 30, 2020 - Henry Ford was the founder of the Ford Motor Company. He put the world on wheels in the early years of the 20th century. He was born on this day in 1863. That's not a typo. Henry Ford was born less than one month after the Battle of Gettysburg during the Civil War. Bill Ford is Henry's great-grandson. He is currently the executive chairman of the Ford Motor Company.
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  • Lou Gehrig bat sells for $1,025,000 Lou Gehrig bat sells for $1,025,000
    April 10, 2020 - Baseball fans are on the edge of their seats - at home. They are waiting to find out if Major League Baseball (MLB) will have a 2020 season. The uncertainty is because of the COVID-19 pandemic. There is other baseball news though. The baseball bat Lou Gehrig (1903-1941) used early in his career recently sold for $1,025,000. The bat was auctioned by Heritage Auctions.
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