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In September 2013, Cameron Kunzelman wrote about black T-shirts and the powerful men who wear them.
In October 1998, Martin P. Wattenberg argued for an Election-Day holiday.
The year you were born, Wilson Harris wrote about how then-Princess Elizabeth's education compared with that of an American girl of the same age.
In May 2009, Lane Wallace wrote about his memories of being a grad student in Berlin in the age of the wall.
Over the years, the moon landing has come to be lauded as the pinnacle of human achievement, although it was often derided at the time. In 1963, NASA astronauts took to The Atlantic to plead the case for landing on the moon.
In March 2015, Irvin Weathersby Jr. wrote about what hip-hop can teach Americans.
In November 2011, Heather Horn wrote about French films featuring political topics.
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With NASA's Cassini-Huygens mission in 2005, humans landed a probe in the outer reaches of the solar system for the first time, a moment Ross Andersen called the most glorious mission in the history of planetary science.
The Atlantic is here to help you process it, in stories like these: