In May 2012, Jon Christensen discussed the history and significance of the bridge with the executive director of the California Historical Society.
The year you were born, Raoul de Roussy de Sales wrote about the unrealistic way American men and women approached romantic relationships.
In September 1939, a writer under the pseudonym Dr. X wrote about their experience in an early concentration camp.
In October 1994, Francis Davis wrote about the Million Dollar Quartet, and Presley's gift for mimicry.
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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In May 2012, Jen Doll wrote about being introduced to puberty and sex through books.
In June 2015, David Sims wrote about how Apple and IBM convinced people to buy home computers in the 1970s and '80s.
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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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