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boy jumping into hudson river, 1948 • ruth orkin

December 25, 1914 - A notable day for humanity, albeit brief, as English and German enemies climb from the respective trenches to exchange gifts, sing carols, and play a game of soccer.

What "Keep Calm and Carry On" looks like. London Blitz 1940

1986 - Space Shuttle Challenger explodes seconds after launch, which was allowed to go forward despite warnings from engineers that rubber O-rings on the boosters could harden and malfunction in cold weather. Roger Boisjoly, one of the engineers that warned of the disaster, dedicates himself to lecturing on what "should never have been" until his own death in January 2012, almost exactly 26 years after the Challenger explosion.

1935 - Jesse Owens - Broke 3 World Records and Tied a 4th at the Big Ten track meet in Ann Arbor, MI

1964 - Billy Mills - Summer Olympics - Tokyo - Beats Gammoudi and Clarke to set new Olympic record in the 10,000 meter - Beats his personal best by 50 seconds - 28:24.4

1964 - Jim Ryun - The 1st High Schooler under 4 minutes in the mile - 3:59.00

1980 - Lake Placid - Miracle on Ice

1989 - Tiananmen Square - Beijing, China

1968 - RFK - Love = Order

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1965 - Ali v. Liston - First Minute of the First Round

1968 - MLK - I've Been to the Mountaintop - His last sermon