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In December 2016, Bourree Lam and Gillian B. White discussed the film's still-relevant financial themes, seventy years after it was first released.
The year you were born, David L. Cohn wrote about changing American attitudes toward marriage and monogamy, as the national divorce rate climbed.
In October 1961, Martha Gellhorn wrote about the Palestinian refugee problem.
On December 15, 2011, Rebecca J. Rosen recounted the story of the first meeting between manned spacecraft.
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 August 2011, Leah Carroll talked with MTV News anchor Kurt Loder on the network's 30th birthday.
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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 November 2006, Joshua Green wrote about the life and career of Clinton, before her bids for the presidency.
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