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Oklahoma!

Starring Gordon Macrae, Gloria Grahame and Shirley Jones, and directed by Fred Zinnemann

Footloose

Starring Kevin Bacon, Lori Singer and John Lithgow, directed by Herbert Ross

Eiffel's Tower: The Thrilling Story Behind Paris's Beloved Monument and the Extraordinary World's Fair That Introduced It

Jill Jonnes

Raging Bull

Starring Robert De Niro, Joe Pesci and Cathy Moriarty, and directed by Martin Scorsese

The Partridge Family: The Complete Series

Starring Shirley Jones and David Cassidy

Catch Me If You Can

Starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hanks and Christopher Walken, and directed by Steven Spielberg

History Highlights

1849 – Elizabeth Blackwell becomes the first woman physician in U.S. history when she earns a medical degree from the all-male Geneva Medical College in upstate New York, graduating at the top of her class. Blackwell devotes her life to advocating for women in the healthcare professions and, in 1868, opens a women’s medical college in New York City.

1957 – The Wham-O toy company introduces the first aerodynamic plastic disc known as the Frisbee, and forever changes outdoor recreation. The disc was the creation of Walter Frederick Morrison, who originally named it the Pluto Platter.

1968 – North Korea seizes the U.S. intelligence-gathering ship USS Pueblo claiming it had violated North Korean territorial waters while spying. 

1973 – President Richard Nixon announces that a peace accord had been reached in Paris to end the Vietnam War.

1975 – The ABC sitcom “Barney Miller” debuts. It’s about an NYPD precinct captain played by Hal Linden, and the shenanigans he endures with his detectives.

1976 – Singer, actor, athlete and civil rights activist Paul Robeson dies at the age of 77. 

1977 – The miniseries “Roots,” based on the book by Alex Haley, debuts. It runs for eight consecutive nights on ABC Television and becomes the single most-watched program in American history, drawing about 100 million viewers.

1997 – One day after her unanimous confirmation by the U.S. Senate, Madeline Albright is sworn in as America’s first female secretary of state by Vice President Al Gore.

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Ultimate Petula Clark

Petula Clark

Supernatural

Santana

The Excellent Doctor Blackwell: The Life of the First Woman Physician

Julia Boyd

Toy Time! A Look Back at the Most- Beloved Toys of Decades Past

Christopher Byrne

Blade Runner

Starring Harrison Ford, Rutger Hauer and Sean Young, and directed by Ridley Scott

Sully

Starring Tom Hanks, Aaron Eckhart and Laura Linney, and directed by Clint Eastwood

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Don Kirshner: The Man with the Golden Ear

Rich Podolsky

The Very Best of Freddie Mercury Solo: Lover Of Life, Singer Of Songs

Freddie Mercury

The Last Master Outlaw: How He Outfoxed the FBI Six Times But Not A Cold Case Team

Thomas J. Colbert and Tom Szollosi

The Last Days of Letterman

Scott Ryan

Scott Joplin Piano Rags

Joshua Rifkin

The Big O: My Life, My Times, My Game

Oscar P. Robertson

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Blue Suede Shoes

Carl Perkins

All The Best: The Hits

Tina Turner

Abraham Lincoln's Gettysburg Address

Jack E. Levin

One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest

Starring Jack Nicholson, Louise Fletcher and William Redfield, and directed by Milos Forman

Sleepless In Seattle

Starring Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan, and directed by Nora Ephron

Contact

Starring Jodie Foster, Matthew McConaughey and James Woods, and directed by Robert Zemeckis

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Jerry Lee's Greatest / Jerry Lee Lewis

Don’t be confused by the title. This 1961 release isn’t a best-of. It’s Jerry Lee Lewis’s second and final LP for Sun Records. He was much more prolific on the singles end during his Sun tenure. The best-known cut here is his 1957 smash “Great Balls of Fire,” which had never been on an LP before.

The Stranger / Billy Joel

It wasn’t until “The Stranger” that Billy Joel finally hit the Top 10 on both the Billboard album and singles charts. That’s when people started to pay attention. “Just the Way You Are” was the song that rocketed to No. 3, propelled “The Stranger” to No. 2 and made Joel a household name.

The Great Chicago Fire

Authors John Boda and Ray Johnson, both native Chicagoans, are longtime history students and teachers and have pooled their talents and research to present the first book in the “Images of America” series on the Great Chicago Fire — one of the greatest disasters in American history — combining many images with informative explanations and descriptions.

One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich

First published in the Soviet journal Novy Mir in 1962, “One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich” stands as a classic of contemporary literature. The story of a labor camp inmate, it graphically describes his struggle to maintain dignity in the face of communist oppression. From Nobel-winning author Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn.

Ghostbusters

Ghosts invade New York City and force a trio of “spirit exterminators” to save the city in one of the greatest sci-fi comedies of all time. Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd and Sigourney Weaver head the all-star cast. Directed by Ivan Reitman.

Saving Private Ryan

Steven Spielberg directed this powerful, realistic re-creation of World War II’s D-day invasion and the immediate aftermath, in which American soldiers try to save their comrade, paratrooper Private Ryan, who is stationed behind enemy lines. Starring Tom Hanks, Edward Burns and Matt Damon.

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The Rolling Stones All the Songs: The Story Behind Every Track

Philippe Margotin & Jean-Michel Guesdon

Captain Fantastic and the Brown Dirt Cowboy

Elton John

Griswold v. Connecticut: Birth Control and the Constitutional Right of Privacy

John W. Johnson

World War 2: The Battle of Midway

Ronald Ledwell

Dino: The Essential Dean Martin

Dean Martin

Schindler's List

Starring Liam Neeson, Ben Kingsley and Ralph Fiennes, and directed by Steven Spielberg

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The Great Twenty-Eight

Chuck Berry

Let's Dance

David Bowie

The American Red Cross from Clara Barton to the New Deal

Marian Moser Jones

Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back

Starring Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford and Carrie Fisher, and directed by Irvin Kershner

Fast Times at Ridgemont High

Starring Sean Penn, Jennifer Jason Leigh and Judge Reinhold, and directed by Amy Heckerling

Face/Off

Starring John Travolta, Nicolas Cage, Joan Allen and Nick Cassavetes, and directed by John Woo