Meet Clyde Tombaugh, discoverer of Pluto (1930)

Because of the discovery made by this young farmer of Kansas, every dictionary in the world will have to be revised. For all time to come, students of astronomy will read that the ninth planet, Pluto, was discovered in 1930 by Clyde Tombaugh.

Rube Goldberg in his own words (1922)

"I was as nervous as a poker player down to his last pants’ button, and every one of the hard-boiled old-timers in the art department knew it. "

Stories from WWII: A D-Day diary (1944)

On D-Day June 6, 1944, after the jump, my group of approximately 80 men met with Colonel Shanley’s group of about 120 men on the outskirts of the town of Picauville.

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."