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That's one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind

On July 20th, 1969 Apollo 11 lands on the Moon on the Sea of Tranquillity and transmits the message, “Houston, Tranquillity Base here. The Eagle has landed." Six and a half hours later, astronaut Neil Armstrong becomes the first man to walk on the Moon, followed by Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin. As Armstrong steps onto the lunar surface he proclaims, “That’s one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind.” Across the globe, nearly 700 million television viewers witness the event as it happens.
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HAPPY BIRTHDAY ABRAHAM LINCOLN!

1. He was the only president to have a patent (The original Shark Tank): Lincoln invented a device to free steamboats that ran aground. 2. He practiced law without a degree. REBEL, REBEL! Lincoln had about 18 months of formal schooling.Keep Reading
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Map of Pangaea

Map of ‘Pangaea’ with Current International Borders

Pangaea was a supercontinent that existed during the late Paleozoic and early Mesozoic eras, forming about 300 million years ago. It began to break apart around 200 million years ago. The single global ocean which surrounded Pangaea is accordingly named Panthalassa.  If you merged our current international borders with those of Pangaea, it would look something like the above image.Click here for a larger version of the mapKeep Reading
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Irena Sendler

Do you remember this lady? I didn't either.

Irena Sendler - Died: May 12, 2008 (aged 98) in Warsaw, Poland. During WWII, Irena got permission to work in the Warsaw ghetto as a plumbing/sewer specialist.  She had an ulterior motive.  Irena smuggled Jewish infants out in the bottom of the tool box she carried.  She also carried a burlap sack in the back of her truck for larger kids.  Irena kept a dog in the back that she trained to bark when the Nazi soldiers let her in and out of the ghetto.  The soldiers, of course, wanted nothing to do with the dog and the barking covered the kids/infants noises.  During her time of doing this, she managed to smuggle out and save 2,500 kids/infants.  Ultimately, she was caught, however, and the Nazi's broke both of her legs and arms and beat her severely.Keep Reading
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