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In 1967, Egypt closed the Straits of Tiran to Israeli shipping, an action which helped precipitate war between Israel and its Arab neighbors t…

In 1943, during World War II, Axis forces in North Africa surrendered. The two-week Trident Conference, headed by President Franklin D. Roosev…

NASA’s innovations in robotics and shock-absorption enable the private sector to create solutions for animal and human prostheses.

NASA scientists pioneered digital signal processing to produce computer-improved images of the Moon during various Apollo missions. That break…

In 1945, the 1944 Pulitzer Prizes were awarded; winners included John Hersey for his novel "A Bell for Adano," Mary Chase for her play "Harvey…