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'We have liftoff' — Washington Monument to become Saturn V Rocket

Washington - One of the coolest events commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the Apollo 11 launch will be happening in Washington D.C. on July 16 through July 20 when a full-size digital projection of the Saturn V rocket will appear on the Washington Monument.

ATM's are 50-years-old — What does the future hold for ATMs?

The automated teller machine (ATM) was considered a radical move when Barclay's installed the machines in a London suburb in 1967. At that time, the machines gave a fixed amount of money using a special voucher - The familiar ATM card wasn't invented yet.

Review: ‘Doctor Who — The Power of the Daleks’ is a must-see for Whovians Special

After being lost for 50 years, fans will be able to see the debut of the Second Doctor and the first ever “renewal” in ‘Doctor Who: The Power of the Daleks.’

'Club Concorde' eyes bringing Concorde back into service by 2019

If they are successful, a group of British aviation enthusiasts plan to have the Concorde supersonic passenger jet airliner flying again by the end of the decade.

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer celebrates 50 wonderful years

On December 6, 1964, "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer" was seen for the first time on television. The animated film was to become a perennial holiday favorite with families around the world, right up there with caroling, Santa and candy canes.

'Beam me to Mars' event celebrates 50 years of Mars exploration

Man's exploration of Mars started on Nov. 5, 1964 with the launch of the ill-fated Mariner 3 spacecraft. When it died after almost nine hours in flight, Mariner 4 was launched on Nov. 28. It was the first spacecraft to successfully make a flyby of Mars.

Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr slated for Grammy performance

The Grammys have announced that two Beatles will be on hand at the upcoming award show on Jan. 26. Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr are in.

'Vietnam: The Real War' by the Associated Press

Historians argue over the official start of the Vietnam War. Some say 1962, others say 1965. But in the United States, events have begun to commemorate some of the conflict's 50th anniversaries.

Doctor Who: The Day of the Doctor breaks record after record

The “Doctor Who” 50th-anniversary special, which was broadcast on TV, in cinemas and via the Internet around the world last month, has broken a number of industry records, it has emerged.

NBA: Jazz visit JFK site a day before playing Mavericks

Dallas - The Utah Jazz visited the site of President John F. Kennedy's assassination Friday night, a day before they are set to play the Dallas Mavericks.

BBC amends its 50th-anniversary Doctor Who scheduling

The BBC has revised its list of the “Doctor Who”-related programmes that the corporation will broadcast on its television and radio stations as part of the show’s 50th-anniversary celebrations.

France and Germany celebrate 50th anniversary of Elysee pact

Former foes France and Germany have come together to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the historic Elysee pact signed in 1963.

Happy 50th anniversary to the Rolling Stones

London - On July 12, 1962, the Rolling Stones performed their first show at London's Marquee Jazz club. On that night, the band consisted of Mick Jagger on vocals, Brian Jones and Keith Richards on guitar, Dick Taylor on piano and Ian Stewart on Bass.

Beach Boys tour celebrates 50 years of great vibrations

Los Angeles - The Beach Boys have announced dates for its North America tour celebrating 50 years of bringing us iconic songs like Good Vibrations, Surfin’ USA and Fun, Fun, Fun.

The Beach Boys coming back for their 50th anniversary

Hawthorne - The Beach Boys' with their musical sound, evocative of the West Coast beach lifestyle of the US in the 1960s haven't been heard or seen for a very long time. The 50th anniversary tour will include founding member Brian Wilson.

South Africa’s paratroops recall 50 yrs with parade, demo Special

Bloemfontein - South Africa’s airborne forces have celebrated their 50th anniversary with a mock attack and parade at the central city of Bloemfontein, hailing a proud tradition expressed in both war and peace.

Op-Ed: Middle age is looking tough on NASA

NASA is now the senior citizen of the Space Age, and it’s acting like it. Current news points to a lack of direction, lack of ideas, lack of leadership, and lack of money. A midlife crisis started a decade ago, and the agency has taken some big hits.

Osmonds Reuniting for 50th Anniversary Celebration

Legendary Osmonds reunited on stage to celebrate their 50th anniversary with an all-star television concert special.

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The 50th anniversary of the all-time family classic  Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer  airs Tuesday  D...
The 50th anniversary of the all-time family classic, Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer, airs Tuesday, December 9th at 8/7c.
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Dealey Plaza is pictured during "The 50th: Honoring the Memory of President John F. Kennedy", a ceremony marking the assassination of President Kennedy in Dallas, Texas November 22, 2013
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