Sesame Street was an innovative and radical children's television program when it premiered in 1969. In the 1960s, many parents were...
Suffering from "shell shock and a general breakdown," Charles Mackall and James Randall arrived in Philadelphia in September 1918 from...
As our Philanthropy Initiative continues to explore the history of giving, we're eager to share stories of success and failure. This story...

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Editor's Note: The portrait of Stephen Colbert returned to view at the National Museum of American History on December 16, 2010. Last...
With so many important issues facing the nation—an economy in trouble, a presidential election, wars overseas—you have probably turned to a...
In the midst of all the election and economy news you might have missed illusionist David Blaine’s newest trick. The 35-year-old world...
Jim Thorpe. Gertrude Ederle. Sonja Henie. Bobby Morrow. Muhammad Ali. Michael Jordan. Brian Boitano. Bonnie Blair. Kristi Yamaguchi....

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