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Apollo 1 astronauts die in fire (1967)

Dreaded cry: 'Fire in spacecraft!' Cape Kennedy, Florida -- The searing fire that snuffed out the lives of three Apollo astronauts in a split seconds was the first ever to break out in a US space ship, the h... Read more...

Annie takes Broadway (1977)

What have the protagonists of a half-century-old comic strip - Little Orphan Annie - got to do with Broadway?

Meet big Stevie Wonder (1969)

By Craig Modderno Moving onstage to the Motown beat of his hit songs “Uptight” and “I Was Made to Love Her,” the 18-year-old musician in the dark glasses performs with a rare, vibrant enthusiasm. When the... Read more...

Muhammad Ali refuses Army induction (1967)

Being the heavyweight champion didn't exclude Muhammad Ali from the draft during the height of the Vietnam War in 1967 - but it didn't mean he was going to go willingly.

Woodstock through the eyes of the attendees (1969)

This article, published a week and a half after Woodstock, not only highlights the perspective of six Festival attendees, but doesn’t mince words when it comes to the opinion of the nearby Middletown (New York) newspaper.

Jell-O Pudding Pops (1982)

While boxes of Jell-O pudding pops may be but a memory, we can still remember their glory days through these commercials!

Janis Joplin changes the blues (1968)

Nothing stays the same for very long -- not the world, not the blues, not love, not a petite young Texas girl who had “such a pretty voice,” according to her mother.

Moon landing video & transcript (1969)

With more than half a billion people watching on television, Neil Armstrong climbs down the ladder and proclaims, "That's one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind."

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