The man who saved the world... 50 years ago, at the height of the Cuban Missile Crisis, second-in-command Vasilli Arkhipov of the Soviet submarine B-59 refused to agree with his Captain's order to launch nuclear torpedos against US warships and setting off what might well have been a terminal superpower nuclear war. His story is finally being told - the BBC is airing a documentary on it.

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Einstein, when he arrived in America, was shocked at how Black Americans were treated. “There is separation of colored people from white people in the United States," he said. "That separation is not a disease of colored people. It is a disease of white people. And, I do not intend to be quiet about it.” And, he wasn't.

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Only two women in history have been the wife of one United States president and the mother of another. The first was Abigail Smith Adams; her husband, John Adams, was elected in 1796 and her son, John Quincy Adams, in 1824. The second was Barbara Pierce Bush

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Walter Cronkite, (November 4, 1916 – July 17, 2009) was an American broadcast journalist, best known as anchorman for the CBS Evening News for 19 years (1962–81). During the heyday of CBS News in the 1960s and 1970s, he was often cited as "the most trusted man in America"...... It doesn't matter where you lived in the world everybody knew this mans face and, it seems to me, most everyone felt nothing but respect for him.

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1st black pilot with Continental Airlines who had to go through the Supreme Court to get the job. Marlon Dewitt Green (June 6, 1929 – July 6, 2009) was an African-American pilot whose landmark United States Supreme Court decision in 1963 helped dismantle racial discrimination in the American passenger airline industry, leading to David Harris hiring as the first African-American pilot for a major airline the following year.

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Black Jack was notorious for his bad behavior of acting up, not standing still & fidgeting while on the job. Because of protocol, handlers weren't allowed to speak or reprimand the horse or use any voice cues during a procession. Besides more than 1,000 military processions to Arlington Cemetary, Black Jack escorted the funeral caissons of presidents Herbert Hoover, John F. Kennedy, & Lyndon B. Johnson, as well as General Douglas MacArthur. Black Jack died in 1976.

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Korean Was Over 36,000 Americans died and 92,000 wounded in Korea from 1950 to 1953 in America’s successful effort to keep South Korea from becoming communist.

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The end

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Arizona Memorial

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Oklahoma City

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The Wall

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Abraham Lincoln

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Korean War Memorial

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Arizona Memorial

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Thank You!

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Flags of Our Fathers.

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Ground Zero

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Fire brigade at Ground Zero

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Soldiers

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Veteran's Day freebies #veteransday #freebies thehappyidiot.wordpress.com

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Oh my heart........4 year-old Paige Bennethum really, really didn’t want her daddy to go to Iraq. So much that when Army Reservist Staff Sgt. Brett Bennethum lined up in formation at his deployment this July, she couldn’t let go. No one had the heart to pull her away.

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Oklahoma City Memorial

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In Honor of Teachers!! What's your superpower?

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Gordan and Norma Yeager, a couple in Iowa, were married for 72 years before dying 1 hour apart, holding hands.

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