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Temple of thrust: Delta debuts world's largest jet engine test room
Delta Air Lines opened what's billed as the largest facility of its kind Thursday, adding a key layer to safe and reliable air travel.

Five-star concierges share their wildest stories
When you're the person who can make the impossible possible, you're going to get some strange requests.

Scientist films encounter with killer whale
An extraordinarily close encounter between a scientist and a killer whale has been captured on camera.

The secrets to running the best hotel in the world
A look inside Adare Manor, an estate in the Irish countryside that was christened "Hotel of the Year" by the influential Virtuoso network.

There's a new national park. Find out where.
Indiana may have been the 19th state to enter the United States, but it took until 2019 for the Hoosier State to get its first national park.

This Day in History

The "Miracle on Ice" (1980)
Voted the greatest sports moment of the 20th century by Sports Illustrated magazine, the unlikely victory of the US men's hockey team over its Soviet counterpart during the 1980 Olympic Winter Games has been called the "Miracle on Ice." The Soviet team was considered the world's best international hockey team, while the US team was made up of amateur and collegiate players. Who scored the decisive goal in the game, allowing the US to go on to the gold-medal game against Finland? Discuss

German Socialist Kurt Eisner Is Assassinated (1919)
Eisner was a German journalist and politician. From 1898, he was editor of Vorwärts, the official Social Democratic Party newspaper. He joined the Independent Social Democratic Party in 1917, later becoming its leader. In November 1918, he organized a Socialist revolution that overthrew the monarchy in Bavaria, and he became the first prime minister and minister of foreign affairs of the new Bavarian republic. In February 1919, Eisner was assassinated while on his way to do what?

The Barber of Seville's Disastrous Debut (1816)
In 1816, Italian composer Gioacchino Rossini produced The Barber of Seville, based on the comedy by French playwright Pierre Beaumarchais. Though Rossini created much of the opera's music in just weeks, it resounds with his brilliant arias, ensemble numbers, and famous crescendos. Still, several on-stage accidents and constant jeers from the audience, likely spurred by supporters of one of Rossini's rivals, made its debut in Rome a disaster. What happened during the second performance?