World Trade Center
The 1993 World Trade Center Bombing

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A truck bomb was detonated below the North Tower of the World Trade Center in New York City on February 26, 1993. The explosion killed six people and injured over a thousand. In March 1994, four men were convicted of carrying out the bombing, including charges of conspiracy and explosive … Continue reading

NASA
Eileen Collins, First Female Space Shuttle Commander

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Eileen Collins is a retired NASA astronaut and retired United States Air Force colonel who became the first female pilot and first female commander of a Space Shuttle. On February 3, 1995, Collins piloted the space shuttle Discovery from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida as part of mission STS-63. … Continue reading

Rwandan Genocide
Survivor Of Genocide Speaks About Reconciliation

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The Rwandan Genocide took place over approximately 100 days from April to July of 1994. Between 500,000 and 1,000,000 Rwandans were killed, constituting as much as 20% of the country’s total population. Tutsis and moderate Hutus were slain by the Hutu majority. In this video, a survivor of the genocide … Continue reading

Cold War
Mikhail Gorbachev Resigns on Television

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Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev made a surprising and historic announcement on December 25, 1991. Effective immediately, he resigned as president and essentially dissolved the entire Soviet Union. The Christmas day speech is seen by many, along with the fall of the Berlin Wall, as the moment that the Cold War … Continue reading

Origins of Jay-Z’s Roc-A-Fella Records Explained

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After being turned down by other record companies, Shawn “Jay-Z” Carter founded Roc-A-Fella Records in 1996. Producer DJ Clark Kent, DJ Ski and others explain how they helped to found Roc-A-Fella and how influential the company became. In addition to the most popular Jay-Z albums, Roc-A-Fella’s discography includes the work … Continue reading