Jill Dorson

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  • Sep 19, 2020
    Kinsman House in Warren, Ohio was owned by a relative of President Ulysses S. Grant, and the president visited the home. Former President James A. Garfield also had ties to the home,...
  • Sep 15, 2020
    An in-depth look from the American Battlefield Trust on the Civil War's first battle on Union soil, the Battle at Antietam. The bloodiest battle of the Civil War, this battle lasted...
  • Aug 13, 2020
    Original footage of the day Japan signed final surrender papers, ending World War II. 
  • Aug 13, 2020
    Every evening before sunset that Wagah border, a changing of the guards ceremony takes place. The location, part of the Grand Trunk Road, was the only road link between India and...
  • Aug 5, 2020
    On August 6, 1945, the American Boeing B-29 Superfortress named Enola Gay dropped an atomic bomb on the Japanese city of Hiroshima, killing about 70,000 people right away and perhaps...
  • Jul 17, 2020
    Original black-and-white footage of Rome following the Allied Bombing on July 19, 1943. 
  • Jul 17, 2020
    From George Washington Carver to Jesse Owens to LeBron James, a look at successful, impactful black American men. 
  • Jul 14, 2020
    Original footage of Barry Goldwater's 1964 acceptance speech at the Republican National Convention. 
  • Jun 20, 2020
    Original footage of aerialist Nik Wallenda's 1,500-foot high crossing of the Little Colorado River Gorge on a 2-inch wire. 
  • Jun 19, 2020
    This collection of videos is a primer on the Merovingian Dynasty, exploring the dynasty's family tree, key players and the Battle of Tours in 732. 
  • Jun 11, 2020
    On June 17, 1944, OJ Simpson and Al Cowling led Los Angeles police on a slow-speed chase through Los Angeles and Orange counties after refusing to surrender to police following the...
  • May 14, 2020
    This documentary looks at the history of Britain's highest military award for valour in the face of the enemy through the lens of the 1944 Battle of Arnhem, at which Major Robert...
  • May 13, 2020
    Never-before-seen footage of when unemployed busboy Arthur Bremer followed Democratic presidential candidate George Wallace across the country and tried to assassinate him on May 15,...
  • May 4, 2020
    In 1972, Don Shula led the Miami Dolphins to the only perfect season in the NFL -- undefeated Super Bowl champions. The Dolphins finished 14-0 and defeated the Washington Redskins in...
  • Apr 26, 2020
    The beating of white truck driver Reginald Denny by black rioters was a key moment during the 1992 L.A. Riots, in which over 60 people were killed. The video of the Denny beating has...
  • 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
    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 26, 2020
    On February 27, 1902, convicted war criminal Australian Lt. Harry “Breaker” Morant was executed by a British firing squad.
  • 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