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The Russians’ big obsession: You! (1958)

The Russians’ big obsession: You! By John Fell Stevenson [Son of Adlai Stevenson II — former Illinois governor, presidential candidate, diplomat and Ambassador to the United Nations]

Samuel P. Langley's large steam-powered model Aerodrome No. 5 making a successful flight, 1896.
Alexander Graham Bell: Flight is a fact (1896)

Professor Alexander Graham Bell, the inventor of the telephone, has witnessed the trial flights of the machine devised by Professor Samuel P Langley, formerly of Pittsburg. Mr Bell makes the following statement…

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.”

Birth of the sit-in movement, 10 years on (1970)

There’s no sign proclaiming the FW Woolworth lunch counter here as the birthplace, 10 years ago today, of the sit-in movement that brought a new way of community life to the dual service and segregated South of the 1960s.

The new color photography (1908)

The new color photography The remarkable negatives being made by local camera experts by Hanna Astrup Larsen Color photography, that tantalizing will o’ the wisp