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The year you were born, An Anonymous Jewish American wrote about his decision to change his clearly Jewish name.
In September 1953, General Marshall wrote about the mistakes of pulling back from the Korean peninsula.
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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.
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Pulp Fiction also garnered awards for its screenplay and direction. In October 2014, Jason Bailey wrote about the film's distinct story-telling and directorial style.
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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.
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