Before it was acceptable for women to travel alone, English painter Marianne North visited six continents, capturing the plant life she found in vibrant, scientifically accurate detail. Victorian Rebel has the story of her iconoclastic life next Wednesday at 8: [ Bit.ly Link ]
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yesterday at 22:00. Facebook
Louisiana wouldn’t be Louisiana without New Orleans – and its legendary Mardi Gras parades, celebrated every year since they began on this day in 1827. Have you ever celebrated Mardi Gras in New Orleans?
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From the confident young fighter who taunted Sonny Liston to his evolution into a politically-daring human rights advocate, no sports figure had more of an impact on culture than Muhammad Ali. Hear more from those he influenced on Lives That Changed the World tonight at 10: [ Bitly.com Link ]
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From his very first national address, Barack Obama was lauded as one of modern history’s most skilled orators. Tonight at 8, The Obama Years reveals how six of his most well-known speeches came to be: [ Bit.ly Link ]
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After more than 30 years of political campaigning, Grand Canyon National Park was established on this day in 1919. Today, it’s visited by more than 6 million people per year. Are you one of them? From Aerial America: [ Bitly.com Link ]
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02/26/2017 at 21:00. Facebook
It’s a date that will live in infamy, but many of the most powerful images from the attack on Pearl Harbor haven’t been seen since 1941. The Lost Tapes: Pearl Harbor brings you archival footage for a contemporary look at history tonight at 10: [ Bitly.com Link ]
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02/26/2017 at 17:00. Facebook
Based on a German WWI-era weapon, the 20mm Oerlikon cannon was the most effective anti-aircraft tool the U.S. Navy had during WWII. See one of these mighty guns get rebuilt on a new Weapon Hunter tonight at 9: [ Bitly.com Link ]
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02/26/2017 at 14:00. Facebook
A botched landing in the remote Arctic tundra should have made rescue impossible. So how did three passengers survive? The latest episode of Air Disasters has the answer tonight at 8. [ Bitly.com Link ]
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02/26/2017 at 01:00. Facebook
Paul Shull travels the world to rebuild and restore historic weapons, with some help – and a few incredible wartime stories – from the veterans who used them first. Watch history in action on an episode of The Weapon Hunter online now: [ Bitly.com Link ]
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02/25/2017 at 22:00. Facebook
On this day in 1964, a 22-year-old trash-talking, quick-moving underdog named Cassius Clay defeated Sonny Liston to claim his first of three heavyweight world titles – a record that’s been matched, but not beaten. From Sports Detectives: [ Bitly.com Link ]
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02/25/2017 at 17:00. Facebook
On the 50th anniversary of his march from Selma to Montgomery, civil rights icon Rep. John Lewis introduced Barack Obama, who gave what George W. Bush speechwriter Michael Gerson described as a speech “that every child should read in school.” The Obama Years: The Power of Words goes behind the scenes of that moment, Monday at 8PM: [ Bit.ly Link ]
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02/25/2017 at 14:00. Facebook
What’s your rock personality: Are you a singer, lead guitarist, or supporting rhythm section player? Find out what makes them all sound their best on a Rock ‘N’ Roll Inventions marathon today at 1: [ Bitly.com Link ]
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02/24/2017 at 21:00. Facebook
Was Apollo 13 doomed from the start? Triskaidekaphobics believe its launch time of 13:13 was just one of many unlucky omens for the NASA mission. Get the Real Story of Apollo 13, now streaming in full online: [ Bitly.com Link ]
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02/24/2017 at 17:00. Facebook
The same salt beds that feed the Great Salt Lake also created the delicate sandstone arches and other geologic phenomena of Utah’s Arches National Park. See more of the Beehive State on Aerial America tonight at 9: [ Bitly.com Link ]
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02/24/2017 at 14:12. Facebook
It was a speech that first brought Barack Obama into the national spotlight, three years before he ran for president. Throughout his presidency, he was known as a charismatic orator. The Obama Years looks back at six of his most memorable speeches, coming Monday at 8PM. [ Bit.ly Link ]
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02/24/2017 at 01:00. Facebook
When the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor, 22-year-old sailor Mickey Ganitch was on the USS Pennsylvania preparing for a friendly football game. He tells his incredible story of survival, from an all-new Weapon Hunter premiering this Sunday night: [ Bitly.com Link ]
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02/23/2017 at 22:00. Facebook
Before the Texas revolution, the Alamo was a Spanish Catholic mission. On this day in 1836, it became the site of a fierce battle that, while a devastating loss, helped spur the territory to independence. Watch Aerial America: Texas in full now: [ Bitly.com Link ]
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02/23/2017 at 17:00. Facebook
Less than 24 hours after it was taken on this day in 1945, this historic image of Marines planting the U.S. flag on Iwo Jima was on front pages across the U.S. It won the Pulitzer that same year. From The Unknown Flag Raiser of Iwo Jima: [ Bitly.com Link ]
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02/23/2017 at 14:02. Facebook
To save a wounded soldier, this C-17 had no time to stop for fuel. Watch the tricky mid-air refueling – in the middle of a storm – she pulled off instead. Go inside the Air Force behemoth that can do it all on Air Warriors tonight at 8: [ Bitly.com Link ]
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02/23/2017 at 01:00. Facebook
On this day in 1980, the U.S. Olympic hockey team pulled off “the greatest upset in sports history,” beating the USSR 4-3. What do you think: Does it still hold the title?
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