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The 100 famous women on this list were truly amazing. A few are remembered for their beauty, but most are well known for their intellect, business-sense, athleticism, or courage. All faced adversity; a few were murdered. Learn more about these fascinating women who made their mark on history.
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The 1960s were a groovy time in the United States, with the music festival at Woodstock in 1969 being one of the highlights of the hippie era. It was planned as a three-day concert but is remembered for more than just rock-n-roll -- there were also lots of drugs, sex, and mud. Find out more about the planning of the massive Woodstock music festival and what surprises were in store for those who attended.
It was a very exciting day on February 18, 1930, when Clyde W. Tombaugh, an assistant at the Lowell Observatory in Flagstaff, Arizona, discovered a new planet in our solar system. A contest was held to pick a name and the name "Pluto" was chosen. For seven decades, Pluto was considered our ninth planet. Learn more about the discovery of Pluto and how it was later downgraded from planet to a dwarf planet.
Well, this should be interesting. Actress Angelina Jolie has begun a new project -- directing a movie about WWII hero Louis Zamperini. Zamperini's amazing story was captured first in the 2010 bestselling book by Laura Hillenbrand called Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption.
Jolie's film, also to be called Unbroken, is expected to be released on Christmas day in 2014. Will she do justice to 97-year-old Zamperini's story?
You can watch a clip from the Today Show of Tom Brokow interviewing Jolie about her new project.