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What Was The Bay Of Pigs Invasion? (It's Not A Football...

May 7, 2021

Castro's soldiers at Playa de Giron, Cuba, after thwarting the ill-fated US backed 'Bay of Pigs' invasion. (Photo by Graf/Getty Images) "Bay of Pigs invasion"...

Mikhail Baryshnikov: How A Ballet Dancer Became A Cold ...

January 27, 2021

Russian-born American ballet dancer Mikhail Baryshnikov with hair and makeup crew during the American Ballet Theatre's production of 'Other Dances,' New York, N...

Why did the US Boycott the 1980 Olympics?

January 20, 2021

Left: US President Jimmy Carter discusses the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan, suggesting a US-led boycott of the Moscow Olympics. Right: a scene from the closing ceremony in Mos...

The Space Race: Did America Really Win?

November 29, 2016

Soviet cosmonaut Valentina Tereshkova, first woman in space, during preparations for here flight on Vostok 6, USSR, June 16, 1963. (Photo by: Sovfoto/Universal Images Group via Ge...