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From the July 5, 1948 photo essay: MAN-MADE LANDSCAPES—Americans have changed the face of the West. The story featured 18 pages of exquisite photos taken by Andreas Feininger who spent two months traveling between the Mississippi and the Pacific with his 40-inch telephoto lens. According to LIFE, "His photographs reflect not only American achievements but also some of the American character."...
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On this day in 1944, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed the GI Bill of rights. While the bill was undoubtedly a major contributor to the prosperity of the 1950s, it was not without its flaws.
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The term "selfie" only dates to circa 2002, but millennials — while they can take credit for a broad range of social-media innovations — cannot take credit for the idea of taking a picture of oneself.
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Today is the International Day of Yoga! Things have drastically changed since the early 20th century, when the practice first began to creep into the American spiritual and athletic mainstream.
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Today is the summer solstice in the northern hemisphere. LIFE is celebrating with this 1955 photo of Stonehenge. (Dmitri Kessell—The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images) #Stonehenge #SummerSolstice
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On this day in 1921, Jane Russell was born. She was Marilyn Monroe's co-star in the film 'Gentlemen Prefer Blondes,' in the role of showgirl Dorothy Shaw, Lorelei's best friend. Through the years, however, the film has increasingly and unduly been celebrated as Monroe's triumph alone.
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From the May 8, 1970 feature about polar bears on the Hudson Bay - "White Rulers of an Icy Realm." This image ran with the following caption: "Cubs are usually born in early December in dens carved of deep snowdrifts, and by March or April are able to follow the mother in search of food. By mid-July they will be partially weaned, feeding on the seals the mother kills. Cubs are almost always...
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Today is Go Skateboarding Day! It's difficult to imagine a time not that long ago when skateboarding was so new that a major national magazine could safely assume that at least some of its millions of readers had absolutely no clue what skateboarding entailed—or what a skateboard was.
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In 1944 it was estimated that there were over 11.5 million displaced people in Europe as a result of the Second World War.
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On this day in 1975, 'Jaws' was released. The film became more than the first big hit for a young director named Steven Spielberg.
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On this day in 1943, race-related rioting broke out in Detroit. The street violence at home exposed how thin the veneer of "common purpose" truly was across some segments of society, even as Americans were fighting and dying overseas.
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The despair and urgency of Europe's contemporary humanitarian plight has been powerfully communicated through photography, and that was no less true during the Second World War.
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"The despair on their faces was an old story. I've seen it in Finland, in France, in China. In Korea only the costumes and scenery are changed."
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Actress Julie Christie during the filming of "Fahrenheit 451,"in 1966. The film was based on a Ray Bradbury novel of the same name. (Paul Schutzer—The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images) #LIFElegends #1960s #JulieChristie

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Today is World Refugee Day. It was not until 1951 that the United Nations would—inspired by the massive wave of displaced persons that came in the wake of World War II—officially offer its own definition of what it meant to be a refugee.
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In 1967, those in charge weren't exactly feeling the celebratory mood of graduation time.
In 1967 those in charge weren't exactly feeling the celebratory mood of graduation time

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From the June 22, 1962 feature: MEN WITH A GLOBAL PUNCH: Mighty New Navy of the U.S.A. This image opened the story with the following caption: "Sunset launch. An A4D Skyhawk climbs out over the Mediterranean from the Independence. Beyond the wisps of steam from the catapult, two sailors scramble to get the rig ready for the next launch. (John Dominis—The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images)...
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On this day in 1923, Checker Taxi put its first taxi on the streets. No cab is more ingrained in city lore than the boxy Checker.
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Today is Paul McCartney's 75th birthday! Long before the rifts that would lead to their breakup in 1970 and before fame took its toll, Bob Gomel documented the rare moments of playful bliss of a band soaring rapidly to the top.
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On this Father's Day, take a look at these famous dads with their kids, from JFK and Humphrey Bogart to Redford, McQueen, Donald Sutherland, Orson Welles, Tony Curtis and more.
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