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Preview thumbnail for video'The moon landing was the television event of the decade.
The moon landing was the television event of the decade. (2:41)
Preview thumbnail for video'The daring stunt that put bungee jumping on the map
The daring stunt that put bungee jumping on the map (2:52)
Preview thumbnail for video'Here's how you can fly in one of Peter Jackson's WWI planes.
Here's how you can fly in one of Peter Jackson's WWI planes. (2:50)
Preview thumbnail for video'Eleanor Roosevelt visited active war zones during WWII
Eleanor Roosevelt visited active war zones during WWII (3:23)
Preview thumbnail for video'How Germans turned trains into massive artillery in World War II
How Germans turned trains into massive artillery in World War II (2:34)
Preview thumbnail for video'These are the final moments of Amelia Earhart on the ground
These are the final moments of Amelia Earhart on the ground (2:46)
Preview thumbnail for video'How 9/11 altered Laura Bush’s role as First Lady
How 9/11 altered Laura Bush’s role as First Lady (3:04)
Preview thumbnail for video'Japan’s surrender in World War II ushered in a new world order
Japan’s surrender in World War II ushered in a new world order (2:06)
Preview thumbnail for video'Charles Lindbergh and the rise of 1940s Nazi sympathizers
Charles Lindbergh and the rise of 1940s Nazi sympathizers (2:00)
Preview thumbnail for video'These World War I ambulance trains could care for 500 men
These World War I ambulance trains could care for 500 men (2:00)
Preview thumbnail for video'The U.S. assault on Okinawa was met with an eerie silence.
The U.S. assault on Okinawa was met with an eerie silence. (3:36)
Preview thumbnail for video'U.S. Marines’ first test against Japanese defenses on Okinawa.
U.S. Marines’ first test against Japanese defenses on Okinawa. (2:55)
Preview thumbnail for video'Where does the phrase “beyond the pale” come from?
Where does the phrase “beyond the pale” come from? (1:12)
Preview thumbnail for video'A stunning and dramatic Irish island once inhabited by monks
A stunning and dramatic Irish island once inhabited by monks (1:27)
Preview thumbnail for video'These astronauts drink recycled urine to stay hydrated
These astronauts drink recycled urine to stay hydrated (1:51)
Preview thumbnail for video'Disaster strikes as two planes collide on the same runway
Disaster strikes as two planes collide on the same runway (3:40)
Preview thumbnail for video'Surviving a turbulent crash-landing on the SFO runway
Surviving a turbulent crash-landing on the SFO runway (3:24)
Preview thumbnail for video'An American U-2 reconnaissance plane is shot down during the Cuban Missile Crisis
An American U-2 reconnaissance plane is shot down during the Cuban Missile Crisis (2:13)
Preview thumbnail for video'Pilots are forced to land when their plane’s heater fails
Pilots are forced to land when their plane’s heater fails (2:25)
Preview thumbnail for video'How NASA cut costs with a new kind of spacecraft
How NASA cut costs with a new kind of spacecraft (3:04)