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A massive explosion occurred in Siberia, near the Podkamennaya Tunguska River. It was likely caused by a meteor over 100 feet across exploding 4-6 miles above the ground.
The battle near Gettysburg, Pennsylvania ended the only major invasion the Union during the America Civil War and is considered by many historians as a turning point of the conflict.
The Declaration of Independence asserted American colonies were no longer governed by Great Britain.
American explorer Hiram Bingham stumbled upon the ruins of the Incan city of Machu Picchu, in Peru.
Gail Gibbons writes and illustrates picture books for children, most of which are non-fiction books that examine and/or explain a wide variety things.
As trail breaker for the Robert Peary Expedition, Henson was one of the first men, if not the first man, to stand on the Earth's north pole.
People have observed the "shooting stars" of the annual Perseid meteor shower for more than 2000 years.
Charlie Parker was an American jazz saxophonist and composer. He was one of the most influential improvising soloists in jazz.
A violent volcanic eruption buried the Roman cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum.
Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered his now famous “I have a dream” speech from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, DC.