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Infamous Macy's balloon accidents

You know what the say, the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade is all fun and games until one of the balloons goes down. Since the parade started marching balloons around Manhattan in 1927, the massive floating figures have occasionally come untethered, blown clear away, or been punctured, stabbed, deflated and subjected to all sorts of ignominy.

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GOP can't shake off awful taint of Steve King's racism and misogyny

"Are black and yellow people at our doors?" Fascist dictator Benito Mussolini asked this question in 1927, two years into his dictatorship -- and his answer was yes. He falsely proclaimed a population emergency for "the entire white race" that threatened not only Italy but all of Western civilization.

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How filmmakers create future worlds

First screened in Berlin in 1927, Fritz Lang's "Metropolis" became a template for science fiction cinema. Its script and visual language established a tone later seen in films as varied as "Blade Runner" and "Star Wars," "Logan's Run" and "Aeon Flux."

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An 8-minute flight? World's shortest routes

Back in 1927, it was Charles Lindbergh, flying nonstop from New York to Paris. In 2018, it's Singapore Airlines launching a 20-hour nonstop route between New York and Singapore.

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Information overload is driving us crazy

In a famous 1927 concurrence, Supreme Court Justice Louis Brandeis distinguished the purpose of free speech as helping humans to develop and nurture their capabilities to have meaningful discourse. Brandeis wrote: "The greatest menace to freedom is an inert people; that public discussion is a political duty, and that this should be a fundamental principle of the American government."

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Ryder Cup launched on a wave of colour and noise

GLENEAGLES Scotland (Reuters) - The 40th Ryder Cup began on Friday amid scenes that would have been unimaginable for those playing the first in 1927 as a packed amphitheatre produced a spine-tingling cauldron of noise and colour.

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Fast Facts: U.S. school violence

Here is a list of incidents of random elementary, middle and high school (excludes colleges and universities) violence with fatalities, from 1927 to the present. This list does NOT include suicides, gang related incidents, or deaths resulting from interpersonal conflicts.

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