O say, 50 years later, can you see Jimi Hendrix astonishing, astounding “Star Spangled Banner” at Woodstock.
The festival was 50 years ago and 50 miles away, but Woodstock, New York keeps the spirit alive.
When he crossed America by convoy in 1919, the future president saw the need for “broader ribbons across our land.” The seed of our interstate highways was planted.
The Mt. Palomar Observatory had no women's restroom. Until Vera Rubin taped a paper skirt on the door. Meet the woman who changed our view of the cosmos and of women in science.
Beloved dogs abound but none captured hearts like Rin tin tin. Not even Hollywood could make this up.
Snoopy is a salesman now but for five wonderful years, he broke all the cartoon rules and changed American comics.
A refrigerator note. A spark of genius. A classic poem and the freedom it inspired.
After Apollo 14, Edgar Mitchell kept soaring. ESP? Psychokinesis? UFOs? When you’ve been to the Moon, anything seems possible.
When a radical Mexican muralist began to paint at Dartmouth, some wanted his work destroyed. The college president refused.
The astronauts rehearsed every maneuver for the moon landing, except planting the flag. Oops!
When The True Believer made his name, Eric Hoffer was a San Francisco longshoreman. Decades later, the zealots he labeled “true believers,” are still “everywhere on the march.”
Once Frederick Douglass rose to speak, Independence Day no longer seemed so free.
When the Supreme Court considered the pledge of allegiance, soldiers were coming home in flag draped caskets. What would a patriot do?