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1919 Army Motor Convoy Had Far-Reaching Effects

1919 motor convoy

Eisenhower's experience during the cross-country trek in 1919 influenced his thinking on roads, and eventually the Interstate Highway System. More

Moon Rocks and Moon Germs

President Nixon speaks to Apollo 11 astronauts in quarantine

After reaching the Moon, where would astronauts and lunar material go? NASA built a Lunar Receiving Laboratory to hold and test for threats to Earth. More

The 1961 Berlin Crisis: Some New Insights

Document from the 1961 Berlin Crisis

In August 1961, Soviets and East Germans began cutting off all access to West Berlin. Reports and correspondence in the National Archives document the tensions and the Allied response to what became the Berlin Wall. More

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