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Fight on the Beaches

On May 13, 1940, Winston Churchill addressed the House of Commons – and essentially all of the United Kingdom through the media – for the first time as the Prime Minister. The room was hazy with smoke as many of

Breaking Gender and Air Barriers

On November 19, 1916, Ruth Law sat clinging to her hand controls as she flew exposed to the frigid November air at more than 100 miles-per-hour. She looked out at the land, easily identifying landmarks that corresponded with her maps.

Beets, Silk and Rabies

Students and dignitaries were filing out of the large lecture room. Louis Pasteur was able to draw large crowds for his lectures on chemistry, physics and natural history because of his passion. Though he was only 32, Pasteur was not

Believing in Seven Dwarfs

December 21, 1937 The night air was crisp as Walt Disney drove up with his wife to the premiere of the first ever full length animated film Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. Disney had invested three times as much

Increase in Wisdom and Stature

New Year’s Resolutions are four letter words in some households. Too many times they have been followed by disappointment and frustration. It doesn’t have to be that way. If you want this to be the year you achieve your new

The Summary View

In the summer of 1774, 31-year-old Thomas Jefferson worked hurriedly in his house at Monticello. The weather was sunny and clear, but he was worried about the storm clouds he and other continental leaders saw coming. He was a representative