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This undated photo provided by the U.S. Geological Survey Astrogeology Science Center shows Apollo 15 astronauts Jim Irwin, left, and Dave Scott driving a prototype of a lunar rover in a volcanic cinder field east of Flagstaff, Ariz.
U.S. Geological Survey Astrogeology Science Center via AP
July 08, 2019 - 12:18 pm
By Felicia Fonseca, Associated Press FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Before Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin knew they would be the first to walk on the moon, they took crash courses in geology at the Grand Canyon and a nearby impact crater that is the most well-preserved on Earth. Northern Arizona has had...
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King Tutankhamun's tomb
Amr Nabil/AP, file
July 05, 2019 - 7:37 am
LONDON (AP) — Christie's has gone forward with the auction of a 3,000-year-old stone sculpture of the famed boy pharaoh Tutankhamun despite protests from the Egyptian government. The brown quartzite head depicting King Tut sold for more than 4.7 million pounds ($5.9 million) Thursday evening. The...
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The Museum of the American Revolution is holding a series of one person performances this summer, telling the stories of people of color in the Revolutionary-era.
John McDevitt/KYW Newsradio
John McDevitt
July 05, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The Museum of the American Revolution is holding a series of one-person performances this summer, telling the stories of people of color in the Revolutionary-era. The summer kicked off with a nationally-renowned historical interpreter portraying Ona Judge, who was...
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Pennsylvania becomes the 45th state to recognize Juneteenth as a holiday, and the announcement comes with mixed reactions.
Justin Udo/KYW Newsradio
Justin Udo
June 19, 2019 - 3:54 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Pennsylvania becomes the 45th state to recognize Juneteenth as a holiday. The Emancipation Proclamation was signed into law in 1863, but it was not until June 19, 1865 when the last slaves in Galveston, Texas were told of the abolition of slavery. That date is known...
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A rare copy of the Declaration of Independence is going on display Tuesday at the Museum of the American Revolution.
Holli Stephens/KYW Newsradio
Mike DeNardo
June 18, 2019 - 6:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A rare copy of the Declaration of Independence is going on display Tuesday at the Museum of the American Revolution. It was a goose bump moment for Holly Kinyon when the 1776 broadside printing of the Declaration of Independence was removed from its protective box in...
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OJ Simpson
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June 17, 2019 - 2:39 pm
By Doug Criss (CNN) — June 17, 1994, was supposed to be a big sports night. Viewers around the nation settled in front of their TV screens to watch the New York Knicks take on the Houston Rockets in Game 5 of the NBA Finals. But instead, another sports figure dominated television in an...
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Joann Woodson
Courtesy of the Woodson family
Cherri Gregg
June 04, 2019 - 10:47 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — There used to be a prevailing myth that no black men participated in D-Day — by far one of the most important days of World War II. But a closer look reveals that some African-American soldiers played a key role on Omaha Beach, and their stories still remain largely...
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Once Upon A Nation storytellers during their final rehearsals.
Courtesy of Historic Philadelphia
John McDevitt
May 24, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The true stories of those who help form the nation are being told at wooden benches located throughout historic Philadelphia as Once Upon A Nation kicks off its summer season Saturday. Once Upon A Nation storytellers make a return, talking about those who made history...
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When the walls of Al Capone's cell were being prepared to be plastered in the beginning of the year, 20 layers of paint were uncovered, revealing another fold in the gangster's history.
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John McDevitt
April 23, 2019 - 5:02 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — When the walls of Al Capone's cell were being prepared to be plastered in the beginning of the year, 20 layers of paint were uncovered, revealing another fold in the gangster's history. During the restorative work at Eastern State Penitentiary, Liz Trumbull, manager...
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