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Edwin Henderson Proves Black Men Can Jump

In 1906, many white Americans believed black Americans were poor at sports. An African-American physical education teacher named Edwin Henderson was at Harvard that summer learning to coach basketball. He would spend the next 60 years proving them wrong. Basketball ...

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The Great New England Flood of 1936

The rain started pouring in New England on March 11, 1936 and didn’t stop for 14 days, unleashing a flood that covered half of the Eastern United States.  Pinkham Notch in New Hampshire recorded 22.43 inches of rain over the ...

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