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December 24, 2018

Earthrise

Fifty years ago, on December 24, 1968, three Apollo 8 astronauts peered through the small glass window of their command module hatch as they sped around the back side of the Moon. Below them was the cratered gray surface that no human had seen before.

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September 17, 2018

Becoming American: A Selznick is (Almost) Created in Pittsburgh

Today is National Citizenship Day. It’s a commemoration that started in 1940, when Congress authorized a day for the public recognition of everyone who had become a citizen of the United States. The original designation was “I am an American Day.”

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September 8, 2017

The Fabric of America

An understanding of our history is key to making sense of our past and making plans for the future. While the first American rebellion (1776) began with the pulling down of King George’s statue, the second rebellion (1861) saw the striking of the Stars and Stripes of the United States. The rebels, believing themselves to be continuing the traditions of their fathers, reconstructed the flag by re-sewing the stripes of red, white, and blue as the Stars and Bars of the Confederacy.

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