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6 Memorable Letters From Neil Armstrong

Neil Armstrong is remembered as both a “reluctant American hero” and “the spiritual repository of spacefaring dreams.” He was man of few words, but those he chose to share were significant and occasionally, tongue-in-cheek. Here are some notable letters and notes written by the first man on the moon. 1. Its true beauty, however, was [...]

Invade Canada! A Brief History of the War of 1812

Two centuries ago, the U.S. declared war on Britain, and invaded its closest colony. Why was the War of 1812 fought, and who really won? War of 1812 Re-enactors/Getty Images Who started the war? The United States was the first to declare war, though after repeated British provocations. At the time, the Napoleonic wars were raging across Europe, [...]