Apollo 13 Astronauts Return Safely on April 17, 1970

1970: Critical explosion cripples Apollo 13 An explosion on board Apollo 13 has caused one of the most critical situations in American space history and put the lives of the three astronauts on board in severe jeopardy. The explosion happened in the fuel cells of the spacecraft’s service module approximately 56 hours after lift-off. This […]

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Aung San Suu Kyi Biography

The Nobel Peace Prize 1991 Aung San Suu Kyi Biography* 1942: September 6. Marriage of Aung San, commander of the Burma Independence Army, and Ma Khin Kyi (becoming Daw Khin Kyi), senior nurse of Rangoon General Hospital, where he had recovered from the rigours of the march into Burma. 1945: June 19. Aung San Suu […]

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Aug 3, 1492: Columbus sets sail

Columbus sets sail. (2011). The History Channel website. Retrieved 11:07, August 3, 2011, from http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/columbus-sets-sail. From the Spanish port of Palos, Italian explorer Christopher Columbus sets sail in command of three ships—the Santa Maria, the Pinta, and the Nina—on a journey to find a western sea route to China, India, and the fabled gold and […]

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Austria-Hungary declared war on Serbia. World War I began

On July 28, 1914, Austria-Hungary declared war on Serbia. World War I began as declarations of war by other European nations quickly followed. The ‘Great War’, which began on 28 July 1914 with Austria-Hungary’s declaration of war with Serbia, was the first truly global war.  It began in Europe but quickly spread throughout the world.  Many […]

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Pythagoras for Kids

  http://www.historyforkids.org/learn/greeks/science/math/pythagoras.htm Pythagoras lived in the 500s BC, and was one of the first Greek mathematical thinkers. He spent most of his life in the Greek colonies in Sicily and southern Italy. He had a group of followers (like the later disciples of Jesus) who followed him around and taught other people what he had taught them. […]

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Sweeping Dust Storm in Arizona History

See Video of Arizona Dust Storm AP News in Brief at 5:58 a.m. EDT July 6, 2011 6:01 AM ET Strong winds push massive dust cloud into Phoenix, reducing visibility and delaying flights PHOENIX (AP) — A massive dust storm descended on the Phoenix area on Tuesday night, drastically reducing visibility and delaying flights as […]

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