In 1768, Cook set sail on the HMB Endeavour for the Pacific, eventually reaching the then-uncharted continent of Australia.

Forty-five years after Jane Mason sculpted the men of Watergate, the busts could have another chance at the spotlight — if she can find a museum interested in exhibiting a not-so-subtle reminder of the past.

One of the women elected to the Senate in 1992: Dianne Feinstein, now the ranking Democrat on the Judiciary Committee as another Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh, faces a sexual assault allegation.

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The former vice president recently apologized for what Hill endured while he was a senator during the 1991 Clarence Thomas confirmation hearings.

Woodrow Wilson also sent the woman $7,500 — about $183,000 today.

Alice Dunnigan had to pay her own way to cover a tour by President Truman, and was shunned by President Eisenhower for asking questions about civil rights.

In 1954, Hurricane Hazel destroyed parts of coastal North Carolina.

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In the early 1900s, Harvard's president wanted to cap the number of Jewish students at 15 percent.

Before there was the spectacle of Senate confirmation hearings, there was no place for nominees to publicly confront embellished or false stories. Consider the strange case of Henry Billings Brown.

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