Jill Dorson

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  • Mar 29, 2021
    On March 30, 1992, the USS Missouri, the last of the active Iowa-class battleships, was retired. The ship was the site of the Japanese surrender of World War II, and is available to...
  • Mar 29, 2021
    On Aug. 20, 2003, singer Johnny Cash his final interview, just weeks before his Sept. 12 death. 
  • Mar 29, 2021
    This Discovery video about the March 30, 1981 attempt on President Ronald Reagan's life includes original video footage of the shooting outside of the Washington Hilton Hotel. 
  • Mar 3, 2021
    On March 6, 1975, the Zapruder Film, which captured the assassination of John F. Kennedy, was released. This is the original film in regular speed and super slow motions. 
  • Feb 28, 2021
    In the early morning hours of March 3, 1991, Los Angeles resident Rodney King engaged in an eight-mile chase with Los Angeles police officers after he was caught speeding. When the...
  • Feb 23, 2021
    Opened in 1864, Georgia's Andresonville Prison was among the most horrifying places of the Civil War. More than 13,000 Union prisoners died there. In this video, reenactors show...
  • Feb 16, 2021
    On the final turn in the final lap of the 2001 Daytona 500, Dale Earnhardt's No. 3 car crashed head-on into the track wall, and despite walking away from the wreck and offering a...
  • Feb 10, 2021
    At the Nagano, Japan Olympics on Feb. 13, 1998, Austrian skier Hermann Maier took what is likely the most dramatic crash in Olympic skiing history. And what was most dramatic is that...
  • Jan 31, 2021
    On Feb. 1, 2002, the space shuttle Columbia disintegrated when it re-entered the earth's atmopshere, killing all seven aboard. The cause of the disaster was a piece of foam that...
  • Jan 28, 2021
    On Jan. 29, 2002, President George Bush gave his first State of the Union address since the 9/11 attacks. In it, he referred to Iran and North Korea as the 'axis of evil.' 
  • Jan 19, 2021
    On Jan. 22, 1984, Apple's advertisement introducing the MacIntosh computer aired -- for the only time nationally -- during the Super Bowl. The advertisement plays of George Orwell's...
  • Jan 17, 2021
    Time lapse and narrated video of Operation Black Buck One, the Royal Air Force's April 30-May 1, 1982 Avro Vulcans and Handley Page Victors bombing raid on Port Stanley Airfield on...
  • Jan 12, 2021
    Singer Johnny Cash relaunched his career on Jan. 13, 1968, when he performed live at Folsom Prison in California. The performance became a live album and redefined Cash's career.
  • Jan 4, 2021
    On Jan. 5, 2005, American astronomer Michael E. Brown led a team that was credited with discovering the dwarf planet Eris.