Jill Dorson

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  • Apr 6, 2020
    Tracing the history of soap, which has been around since antiquity, from Babylon to modern times.  
  • Apr 6, 2020
    Mary Mallon, an asymptomatic carrior of typhoid fever, is what we would call a "super spreader" today. She came to the U.S. from Ireland and worked as a cook, spreading typhoid to...
  • Mar 4, 2020
    Sergeant Barry Sadler's "Ballad of the Green Berets" gets to No. 1 on the Billboard charts on March 5, 1966. In this video, Sadler is a guest on the "Jimmy Dean Show," where he's...
  • Feb 26, 2020
    On February 27, 1902, convicted war criminal Australian Lt. Harry “Breaker” Morant was executed by a British firing squad.
  • Feb 26, 2020
    Twenty-three nuclear devices were set off on and around Bikini Atoll in the Marshall Islands between 1946-58. This is original color footage of the July 1, 1946 test. 
  • Feb 10, 2020
    This NASA video shows the world's oceans draining, revealing two-thirds of the planet we can't see, and what the world might have looked like in prehistoric times. 
  • Feb 2, 2020
    On Feb. 2, 1887, the Pennsylvania town of Punxsutawney celebrated its first Grounghog Day. Since then, one groundhog, Punxsutawney Phil has been tasked with predicting how much...
  • Jan 25, 2020
     On  Jan. 28, 1986, the space shuttle challenger exploded 73 seconds after liftoff, killing all seven aboard. Following is uncut, and graphic footage of the explosion. 
  • Jan 9, 2020
    On Jan. 11, 1989, then President Ronald Reagan made his farewell address after eight years in office. 
  • Jan 5, 2020
    This video by Bethlehem Steel charts the building of the Golden Gate Bridge from conception to completion. 
  • Jan 5, 2020
    On January 9, 2007, Steve Jobs introduced the iPhone to the world at MacWorld in S.an Francisco