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In August 2014, Caetlin Benson-Allott wrote about the innovative history and evolution of the remote control.
In September 2014, Noah Gordon wrote about school integration, past and present, in the United States.
The year you were born, Nora Johnson wrote about the inaccurate criticisms and unrealistic expectations college-educated woman faced in America.
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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The Partridge Family premiered in 1970.
In September 2005, Michael Slenske wrote about assassination attempts on American presidents.
In January 2011, Sharmin T.M. Kent wrote about Oprah launching her own television network, Oxygen.
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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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In January 1994, Steven Stark argued that the Kennedys had transformed from political figures into cultural icons.
In February 2012, Charles A. Kupchan wrote about the world's emerging economies, and how the world will look by 2050.
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