In honor of his birthday, take a look back at Nelson Mandela’s legacy.

He was born in a lightning storm and and was really, ridiculously funny.
He developed the the idea for smartphone technology in 1901, and once “shook the poop out of Mark Twain,”
He is…Nikola Tesla. And today, it’s his birthday.
Learn 8 things you never knew about him.

He was born in a lightning storm and and was really, ridiculously funny.

He developed the the idea for smartphone technology in 1901, and once “shook the poop out of Mark Twain,”

He is…Nikola Tesla. And today, it’s his birthday.

Learn 8 things you never knew about him.

"Prairie Home Companion" just celebrated 40 years. 
Garrison Keillor, creator and star of the public radio show, created the following limerick in honor of the milestone moment:
"Forty years is a long time to thriveAnd not take that long painful (dive)Stay low to the ground,Let the earth go round,And you’ll soon arrive at 45!”

"Prairie Home Companion" just celebrated 40 years. 

Garrison Keillor, creator and star of the public radio show, created the following limerick in honor of the milestone moment:

"Forty years is a long time to thrive
And not take that long painful (dive)
Stay low to the ground,
Let the earth go round,
And you’ll soon arrive at 45!”

The Navy just pinned its first female four-star admiral.
Vice Admiral Michelle Howard is now the first female four-star admiral in the Navy’s 236-year history.

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Happy 150th birthday, Yosemite!

In 1972, the New York Times reported that more than 3,000 people in the U.S. choked to death that year.

Enter: Dr. Henry J. Heimlich, whose “Pop Goes the Café Coronary” — an essay published in June 1974 —  detailed what became known as “the Heimlich Maneuver.”

Learn more. 

Civil rights activist and Broadway and film actress Ruby Dee has died at age 91.

If you ask people in Egypt if they feel Egyptian, the answer is a resounding yes — and they can tell you why. Whatever their political differences, Egyptians share a sense of national and cultural identity. The same goes for most French, for most British and for most Americans, steeped as they are in their common history and national myths.

But on display [in Donetsk, Eastern Ukraine] today: the consequences of a tragically missed opportunity by every Ukrainian government since independence nearly a quarter century ago, to inculcate a proud national identity and founding mythology in its youngest citizens. Now, facing the gravest crisis of its young existence, Ukraine faces the task of trying to forge that identity against odds that seem to grow longer every day.”

-Margaret Warner reports on the lack of Ukrainian identity from Donetsk, Eastern Ukraine.