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America came apart in 1964 and has since been reborn.
A civil rights leader in Harlem before entering politics, Powell was one of the most charismatic black leaders of the 20th century.
In 1934, American polar explorer Richard Byrd became the first to experience winter in Antarctica's interior.
Richard Nixon faced impeachment but also ended the Vietnam War. Part of the award-winning Presidents collection.
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The story of a Russian immigrant and anarchist who is said to have inspired the assassination of President William McKinley.
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