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The Sunday Driver, S2, E3: Fear and Loathing in the Heart of Atlanta

A Happy Easter Sunday, Monday or Passover to all, as the case may be. It has been sometime since we had the privilege of joyriding…

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E=MC2

On March 14, 1879, German mathematician and physicist Albert Einstein arrives on Earth. The ironic, iconic genius born to an electrician and his beloved House…

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The Surly Bonds of Earth

On January 28, 1986, during NASA shuttle orbiter mission STS-51-L, the tenth flight of Space Shuttle Challenger (OV-99) breaks apart 73 seconds into its flight,…

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Martyrdom at Dawn

At dawn on this day in 1915, 49-year-old British nurse Edith Cavell is executed by a German firing squad in Brussels, Belgium. Before World War…

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St. Vincent de Paul

On this day in 1660 St. Vincent de Paul, venerated in both the Roman Catholic and Anglican Churches, passes after a long and colorful life…

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Fear, Loathing, and Raw Courage at Little Rock

On this day in 1957, under escort from the U.S. Army’s 101st Airborne Division, nine black students enter all-white Central High School in Little Rock,…

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