Almanac: The “Father of Streamlining”

And now a page from our “Sunday Morning” Almanac: November 5, 1893, 124 years ago today — Day One for the man called “The Father of Streamlining.” For that was the day Raymond Loewy was born in Paris. An award-winning model airplane designer while still a boy, Loewy moved to the United States after World

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Google Doodle Celebrates the Legacy of Pioneering Aviator Bessie Coleman

The letters spelling Google were rendered in the vapor trails of swooping, looping biplanes in a Doodle marking what would be the 125th birthday of aviator Bessie Coleman, Thursday. Coleman became the first female pilot of African-American descent, and also the first woman of Native American descent, to hold a pilot’s license. And she soared

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Mystery Deepens Over Bones Linked to Amelia Earhart

The partial skeleton of a castaway found in the 1940s on the Pacific island Nikumaroro shows some similarities to Amelia Earhart, scientists say. Though extensive searches have failed to turn up the bones, scientists have found a record of the bones’ measurements taken by a British doctor in 1941, they said. And those measurements match

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CMG Client is the Face of Apple’s New Olympics Ad

It’ll run during Olympics opening ceremonies. Famed poet laureate Maya Angelou will try to unite the world with help from the iPhone. Apple on Thursday published a new ad as part of its “Shot on iPhone” campaign, which will air during the opening ceremonies on Friday at the Rio Olympics. The new TV spot, called

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Plane Tied to Earhart to Make New Home in Atchison

A unique piece of Amelia Earhart story — one with a 60-foot wingspan — soon will have a home in Atchison, Kansas. “Muriel,” an Electra Model 10E, will arrive in Atchison on Monday, Aug. 8, and plans are underway to house the plane in a new Amelia Earhart Museum, for which a fundraising effort is

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Smithsonian Debuts Neil Armstrong Gloves, Reveals Apollo 11 3D Model

The Smithsonian is commemorating the anniversary of the first moon landing with new exhibits and a virtual display of some of the most historic artifacts from the Apollo 11 mission. Forty-seven years after astronaut Neil Armstrong became the first human to walk on the moon on July 20, 1969, his lunar-surface-worn gloves and helmet have

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Serena Williams Recites Maya Angelou Poem In BBC Montage

In a video montage that aired during the BBC’s broadcast of Serena Williams’s historic Wimbledon title on Saturday, Williams recites the poem “Still I Rise” by Maya Angelou. Yes, it’s as awesome and chill-inducing as it sounds. The video aired prior to Williams’s 7-5, 6-3 victory over Angelique Kerber in the 2016 Wimbledon final. Williams’s

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Frank Lloyd Wright to Star at MOMA Retrospective

For some architecture enthusiasts, there can never be too much attention paid to Frank Lloyd Wright. So it was welcome news to those fans when New York’s Museum of Modern Art announced Wednesday it will mount a major retrospective exhibit of the master architect’s work next year, to mark the 150th anniversary of his birth

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