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The search for Robin Hood’s true identity

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The Wright Brothers’ First Flight – Some Little-Known Facts

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Jacques Piccard and Don Walsh: Journey to the Bottom of the Ocean

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Who Invented the Traffic Light?: William Potts of Detroit

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Aleksey Leonov and Ed White Were the First Men to Exit their Ships

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