A newsreel archive of history’s conflicts, natural disasters, and the backstories of American institutions, events and society’s major contributors.
S01:E01 - January 1 - 14
Alaska's proclamation to be a state of the union; the sinking of the Flying Enterprise.
S01:E02 - January 15 - 31
The United States' first successful satellite launch; the start of prohibition.
S01:E04 - February 16 - 29
The establishment of the federal post office; the birthday of George Washington.
S01:E05 - March 1 - 15
The crossing of the Rhine during World War II; the organization of the American Legion.
S01:E06 - March 16 - 31
Footage from historic American events remind viewers of what has shaped our country into what it is today. Events from March 16th to 31st throughout the 1800s and 1900s are covered, including the establishment of the U.S. Military Academy, the first automobile to surpass 200 mph, and the passing of Dowager Queen Mary.
S01:E09 - May 1 - 15
Germany's surrender to the allies during World War II; the start of U.S. air mail services.
S01:E10 - May 16 - 31
The founding of the American Red Cross; the opening of the New York stock exchange.
S01:E11 - June 1 - 15
D-Day during World War II; tornados sweeping the country; the first successful trial of a Ford car.
S01:E12 - June 16 - 30
The Philippines' Independence; the first reports of flying saucers; Helen Keller's birthday.
S01:E13 - July 1 - 15
Allies invasion of Sicily; Howard Hughes' world flight record; the country's worst water disaster.
S01:E14 - July 16-31
Footage from historic American events remind viewers of what has shaped our country into what it is today. Events that transpired between July 16th to 31st throughout the 1800s and 1900s are covered, including the first yacht race ever held, American forces landing on Guam during World War II, andPresident Roosevelt's nomination for a fourth term.
S01:E15 - August 1 - 15
Jesse Owens' four Olympic medal wins; Parisian designers; the bombing of Hiroshima.
S01:E16 - August 16 - 31
Britain's austerity program to recover from the war; the world's first successful oil well.
S01:E18 - September 16 - 30
The Freedom Train's United States tour; the establishment of Yosemite National Park.
S01:E20 - October 16 - 31
Hurricane Hazel; air quality in Los Angeles; infrastructure improvements in New York.
S01:E21 - November 1 - 15
The authorization of the United States marine corps; flight of the world's biggest plane.
S01:E23 - December 1-15
Footage from historic American events remind viewers of what has shaped our country into what it is today. Events that occurred early December between the 1800s to the 1900s are covered including the Surprise Attack on Pearl Harbor, that brought America into World War Two, the world's first Nuclear Power Plant, the dedication of Dwight D. Eisenhower's Memorial museum, and a Soviet Spy who hid his secrets in a pumpkin!
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