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Nixon vs. Kennedy: The First TV Debate

Clip from the first 1960 presidential debate between Senator John F. Kennedy and Vice President Richard Nixon. Held on Sept. 26, 1960, it was the first presidential debate between candidates from opposing political parties as well as the first one to be televised. It is best known not by its subject matter, but by the preparedness and physical appearance of both candidates....

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Marilyn Monroe's Famous Skirt Scene

The famous picture of Marilyn Monroe, laughing as her skirt is blown up by the blast from a subway vent, is shot on Sept. 15, 1954, during the filming of The Seven Year Itch. The scene infuriated her husband, Joe...

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The Rise and Fall of Prussia

Prussia was one of the five modern great powers. The other great powers were Austria, France, Russia and the United Kingdom. Prussia is the only country of these which disappeared completely from the European map. This is an interactive video...

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U.S.'s Controversial Loss to USSR in Munich

The U.S. men's basketball team had won every single game and every gold medal contested at the Summer Olympics. Until 1972, when it lost to the Soviet Union after a controversial finish that allowed the Soviets three chances to win...

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Yellowstone: The Great Fires of 1988

The Yellowstone fires of 1988 together formed the largest wildfire in the recorded history of the Yellowstone National Park. Starting as many smaller individual fires, the flames spread quickly out of control with increasing winds and drought and combined into...

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WWII Spy Files Reveal Nazi Secrets

Secret MI5 files have been released that reveal an unusual liaison between a British teenager and a Gestapo officer in Paris in the 1940s....

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Jim McKay: 'They're All Gone'

Jim McKay, veteran ABC sports correspondent, delivers the news that 11 Israeli athletes were murdered by terrorists during the 1972 Munich Olympic Games, on Sept. 6....

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Ramstein Air Show Disaster Kills Scores

Three Italian jets from the Frecce Tricolori demonstration team collided and the wreckage fell into the crowd during an air show at Ramstein Air Force Base in West Germany. Including the three pilots, 75 were killed and 346 seriously injured....

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Video Archives - September 2016