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Enter the Dragon, with Bruce Lee (1973)

Bruce Lee arrives in the US mid-August 1973 to promote Enter the Dragon, his latest film in the kung fu genre responsible for thrusting him to international stardom.

Snow White dazzles the critics (1938)

NYC, 1938: The dramatic entertainment most widely discussed for the past four weeks has been Walt Disney’s first full-length film, 'Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.'

The Black Dahlia murder (1947)

The murder of 22-year-old Elizabeth Short in January of 1947 was one of the biggest news stories of the 20th century, and continues to fascinate people to this day.

Try a home computer on for size (1978)

Computers can be a hobby. And the cost is not prohibitive as you might think. A complete home computer unit can be purchased for around $600, with a more elemental unit offered for $250, or you can build your own.

Announcement of the Empire State Building (1929)

The highest building in the world will be built on the site of the Waldorf Astoria hotel. It will be known as the Empire State Building, will be eighty stories high, and will cost more than $66,000,000.

Ham, the first chimp in space (1961)

Shepard. Glenn. Armstrong. All of them rode on the back of a little 37-pound chimp whose name sounded more like lunch meat than the first primate in space.

Gold mining in California: A firsthand report (1849)

In this first-person report, take a look at the harsh conditions the Miner '49ers faced -- both in getting to California, and what they found when they reached the gold fields. "All writers who have written on the subject of crossing the plains have greatly misrepresented the trip."

The shocking murder of Beatle John Lennon (1980)

John Lennon, the former Beatle whose music set the beat for a revolutionary youth generation in the 1960s, was shot to death outside his Manhattan home by a man who earlier obtained his autograph on the rock star’s new record album, police said today.

What is a hippie? (1967)

One question is asked more than any other by the people who have “dropped out” on the Haight-Ashbury. It is “What is ‘a hippie?’” And the answer could also be the answer to why they have dropped out.

Hall and Oates break through (1976)

Daryl and John: A shifting mood for the dynamic duo by Michael Barackman As a maid shuffles in time to the music resounding outside the door of their Beverly Hills Hotel room, Daryl Hall and John Oates li... Read more...

Unlimited size of universe inspires awe (1949)

Some of the ancient astronomers were sure these heavenly bodies were far away, but not until recent methods of measurement were applied did we know the true spatial relationship of the various members of the universe.

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