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Photo: Happy Birthday Jim!

Jim Henson is one of the most widely known puppeteers in history. He was born September 24, 1936. In 1966, he was approached by public television producer Joan Ganz Cooney to create a family of characters for a new children’s television show that, through skits, songs and performances, would teach children more than just letters [...]

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Photo: FDR defends Fala

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:

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Photo: Here’s lookin’ at you, kid

Photography fans are snap happy in Cologne.

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Photo: Hello Jupiter, thanks for stopping by

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 [...]

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Photo: To boldly go

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 [...]

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Photo: Happy Bicentennial, Mexico

A dancer performs during the bicentennial parade in Mexico City.

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Photo: A hard day’s work

A worker at a carbon black plant in Sunray, Texas.

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Photo: Flour child

A boy’s face is covered in flour after competing in the traditional “Las Chamcacas” game in Panchimalco, El Salvador.

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