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Photo: FDR defends Fala

Franklin D. Roosevelt's dog Fala, listening to the president's speech on the radio. Photo: AP

On this day in 1944, during a speech to the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, Chauffeurs, Warehousemen and Helpers of America, President Franklin D. Roosevelt addressed a recent political attack against his dog, Fala. He defended his dog’s honor by saying: Read All »

Photo: O’zapft is – The Oktoberfest has started!

A Bavarian mountain rifleman walks during the opening ceremony of the "Historical Wiesn" in Munich. People from around the world are expected to attend the famous beer festival, Oktoberfest, which runs from September 18 until October 4 and marks its 200th anniversary this year. Photo: AP/Matthias Schrader

Photo: Here’s lookin’ at you, kid

A visitor studies an exhibit by photographer Manuel Pandalis at the Photokina Imaging Fair in Cologne, Germany. Photokina is the world's largest trade fair for the photographic and imaging industries with approximately 1,250 exhibitors from 45 countries. It takes place every two years. Photo: AP/Martin Meissner

Photo: Hello Jupiter, thanks for stopping by

A detailed color portrait of Jupiter, composed from 27 images taken by NASA's Cassini spacecraft in 2000. Everything visible on the planet is a cloud. Photo: NASA

During the late night hours tonight, Jupiter will pass 368 million miles from Earth, which is its closest approach since 1963. It won’t be this close again until 2022. You won’t need a telescope to see it, as it will be the brightest light in the sky besides the moon. Coincidentally, Uranus will also be making a close approach tonight.


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Photo: To boldly go

On this day in 1976, NASA unveiled Enterprise, it's first space shuttle. Photo: NASA

On September 17, 1976, NASA publicly unveiled its first Space Shuttle Orbiter, Enterprise. It was originally planned to be named Constitution, but a write-in campaign by the fans of the popular TV show “Star Trek” urged the White House to name the shuttle after the Starship Enterprise. Star Trek creator Gene Roddenberry and most of the cast of the show were on hand at the dedication ceremony. Though crucial to the Space Shuttle program, Enterprise never actually flew in space. It is currently the centerpiece of the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum’s Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, Va.

Photo: Happy Bicentennial, Mexico

A dancer performs during the bicentennial parade in Mexico City, Wednesday September 15, 2010. Mexico celebrates the 200th anniversary of it's 1810 independence uprising. Photo: AP/Miguel Tovar

Photo: A hard day’s work

Worker at a carbon black plant in Sunray Texas, 1942. Photo: John Vachon

Photo: Flour child

A boy's face is covered in flour after competing in the traditional "Las Chamcacas" game during a three-day celebration honoring the town's patron saint "Santa Cruz de Roma," in Panchimalco, El Salvador. Photo: AP/Luis Romero

Photo: World Trade Center Memorial

The granite memorial fountain honoring the victims of the 1993 World Trade Center bombing. The fountain was destroyed in the September 11, 2001, attacks along with the rest of the World Trade Center. A recovered fragment of the fountain is preserved in an interim memorial and will become part of the permanent collection of the new National September 11 Memorial & Museum honoring victims of both the 1993 and 2001 attacks. Photo: Jed Dore