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Image description: Today in 1974, Nixon became the first president to resign from office due to his role in the Watergate scandal. 

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Image description: Today in 1974, Nixon became the first president to resign from office due to his role in the Watergate scandal. 

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Happy birthday, Rubik’s Cube! The mind-bending toy, known to stump most who try it, turns 40 today. The original prototype above was initially designed to be a learning tool for Rubik’s architecture students, but the well-known colorful toy has reached curious challengers worldwide. Learn more about the Cube on the Bright Ideas blog from Smithsonian’s Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation.

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Happy birthday, Rubik’s Cube! The mind-bending toy, known to stump most who try it, turns 40 today. The original prototype above was initially designed to be a learning tool for Rubik’s architecture students, but the well-known colorful toy has reached curious challengers worldwide. Learn more about the Cube on the Bright Ideas blog from Smithsonian’s Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation.

Image description: Today in 1930, construction began on Hoover Dam. Built in five years, it was two ahead of schedule and millions under budget.

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Image description: Today in 1930, construction began on Hoover Dam. Built in five years, it was two ahead of schedule and millions under budget.

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Today in 1964, President Johnson signed the Civil Rights Act. He used more than 75 pens to sign the historic document.

Image description: Today in 1916 Dwight Eisenhower married Mamie Doud. They had 33 homes over his military career before the White House.
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Image description: Today in 1916 Dwight Eisenhower married Mamie Doud. They had 33 homes over his military career before the White House.

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