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WWII fighter planes compared (1942)

Focke-Wulf 190 US expects to 'top' Focke-Wulf 190 in high altitude dog fights of future Most talked-about new fighter plane in the European war theater is Germany's Focke-Wulf 190. Has it been over-sold or u... Read more...

Sensible summer curtains (1902)

The sensible arrangement of summer window hangings Philosophers aver that the window often proclaims the householder. There is a moral in this for window decorators. Perchance the windows that exhibit the... Read more...

All aboard for the moon! (1908)

All aboard for the moon! The conquest of the air is assured now for interplanetary space Click here to see a larger version In a recent number of the Contemporary Review, there appeared an article by Col. ... Read more...

Brooklyn Bridge opens (1883)

The big bridge open Two cities join in making a mammoth holiday Brooklyn in a gale of festival from dawn to midnight The president's walk across the bridge with cannon accompaniement from forts and ships ... Read more...

The Flapper dictionary (1922)

If you don't know your Dingledangler from your Kluck from your Zoozer, you'll appreciate knowing this terminology from the 1920s the next time you're at a flapper or Roaring Twenties or Great Gatsby-themed part... Read more...

Jazzy flapper fashions from 1920

Putting Jazz in the Fashions Today There Are Jazz Stockings, Phosphorescent Hats, Jazz Slippers, Pantaletted Jazz Skirts and Jazz Veils, and There Are Even Jazzy Ways of Wearing Your Jewels. Here Are So... Read more...

Remembering the Watts Riots (1965)

Fifty years ago, when white California Highway Patrol motorcycle officer Lee Minikus pulled over 21-year-old African-American Marquette Frye on the evening of August 11, 1965 for reckless driving, little did bo... Read more...

The atomic bombing of Hiroshima (1945)

Truman Library Photo: Hiroshima on Honshu Island lies in ruins as a result of the August 6,1945 atomic bombing. When J Robert Oppenheimer, often called the “father of the atomic bomb,” witnessed the first t... Read more...

Albert Einstein dies (1955)

Einstein dies Dr Albert Einstein, whose thinking changed the history of man, died today at Princeton, NJ. The white-haired, world famous physicist of the "fourth dimension" had celebrated his 76th birthda... Read more...

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