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National Parks at 100

In what is arguably America’s best idea, vast tracts of land that could have been claimed, built up, exploited — maybe even ruined — were instead preserved and protected for the use of future generations.... More

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Leap Year Logic

Leap day comes round every four years (well, almost). Find out the tricks to knowing which years evenly divisible by four won’t leap. ... More

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1936: Golden Moment of Triumph

Jesse Owens wrote a series of Post articles about great U.S. Olympians in 1976. In this article from the January/February issue, Owens recalls his own... More

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My Boy Jesse

From November 7, 1936, the true story of what Jesse Owens went through after the 1936 Olympics, as told by his coach. I don’t want... More

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Jesse Owens’ Place in History

As the Jesse Owens film, Race, hits theaters, we present original reporting by and about the iconic runner that helps frame a historic moment.... More

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Memories of Mark Twain

In 1900, a Post reporter hunted up the old schoolmates of Mark Twain who recalled their adventures with the young author.... More

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The Fight for Women Doctors

Though the first woman in the U.S. to earn a medical degree graduated in 1849, it would take more than a century for “doctor” to... More

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Making the Case for AA

In 1941, the Post reported on an obscure group known as Alcoholics Anonymous. The article would become a turning point in the organization’s history.... More

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