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Among Adolph Hitler's many bad decisions, what was his worst?
Allying with Japan against America
Invading the Soviet Union
Holding back armor during D-Day invasion
Refusing to evacuate Stalingrad
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Born 300 years ago, Benjamin Franklin remains perhaps the most inquisitive, creative and prodigious inventor, innovator and thinker ever born on American soil.


ISAMBARD KINGDOM BRUNEL
Isambard Kingdom Brunel: British Engineer
British industry could fuel the British empire when engineers like Isambard Brunel connected the modern world.
Isambard Kingdom Brunel's Atmospheric Railway
Isambard Kingdom Brunel and the Great Western Railway
 
   
ALASKA HIGHWAY
Alaska Highway: The Biggest and Hardest Job Since the Panama Canal
After the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor in 1941, the United States feared that Alaska was vulnerable to invasion. To allay those fears, the government embarked on a monumental job of road building through some of the most remote and inaccessible terrain in North America.
 
EDMUND HALLEY
Edmund Halley: Scientific Giant
Edmund Halley, best known for his 17th century prediction of the 76-year frequency of the cosmos' most famous comet, made scientific contributions far beyond astronomy.
   
 
ROGER BACON
Roger Bacon
A scholar-monk who envisioned an Academy of Science, Roger Bacon's ideas were far ahead of his time and ran counter to the Church's doctrine.
 
ATOMIC BOMB
Weaponry: Scientists Meet at Berkeley to Lay Foundation to Build an Atomic Bomb
A gathering of many of the world's greatest scientists in 1942, hosted by J. Robert Oppenheimer, laid the foundation for the development of the atomic bomb.
   
 
BIOLOGICAL WEAPONS
Dr. Ira Baldwin: Biological Weapons Pioneer
A pioneer in America's biological weapons program during World War II, the unassuming Dr. Ira Baldwin was critical to the development of methods that made large-scale, safe production of the deadly toxins possible.
 
JOHN LOGIE BAIRD
John Logie Baird: Forgotten Pioneer of Television
John Logie Baird was one of several inventors in Europe and the U.S. in a neck-and-neck race to claim the title of "first" to develop the technology to transmit and receive moving pictures, television.
   
 
 
   
 
 
   
 
 
   
 
 
   
 
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