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All aboard! 🚂 A brand-new season of Mighty Trains is headed your way. Catch a fresh episode this Sunday at 9PM. #HistoryMonday 

Are you feeling brave? Join researchers for an up-close look at oceanic whitetips on World’s Most Dangerous Shark. It premieres tonight at 8PM. 🦈 #WildWednesday 

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Jim Thorpe has been called the “greatest American athlete,” but much of his story has been lost to history. #OTD  in 1912, he won Olympic gold medals in the decathlon and the pentathlon.🏅 Want to learn more? Check out this article from @SmithsonianMag .

#OnThisDay in 1930, construction began on the Hoover Dam. Today, over 1 million people benefit from the hydroelectric power generated by the dam. For more, watch this clip from #AerialAmerica : Nevada.

#OTD in 1947, the #Roswell  Army Air Field issued a press release claiming that the U.S. military had recovered the remains of a “flying disc.” Was it a weather balloon? A UFO? Get answers on UFOs Declassified: Roswell Report. It lands today at 3PM. 🛸

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Tonight, it’s time to dive into the world of great white sharks. Unlock the secrets behind these deadly predators on Great White Code Red. It airs at 9PM. #WildWednesday 

Amazing! 😮 Watch to the end to see spectacular underwater footage of killer whales. For more close encounters with whales, sharks, and squid, tune in tonight at 10PM for Hunt for the Super Predator. #WildWednesday 

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Ready to enter a world of intrigue? Like ❤️ this Tweet to set a reminder for the premiere of Spy Wars with Damian Lewis on Sunday.

Breaking! The first image of a black hole has been captured using data from the #EventHorizon  telescope. We captured the magic in this video. Catch the full story of this landmark discovery on Friday at 9PM when #BlackHole  Hunters premieres: #EHTblackhole 

#AmericaInColor illuminates the past with rare, restored footage that will awe you.

He broke records some thought were best left alone. The Hank Aaron@Braves  story premieres 2/29 at 8

Scientists have announced the woolly mammoth could be resurrected within 2 years. See the science for yourself:

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Discover the true story behind the guidebook that helped black motorists travel the country safely. Green Book: Guide to Freedom officially premieres next week, but you can watch the whole documentary now on . #HistoryMonday  #BHM 

He played to make history, not friends. The Major League Legend of Ted Williams airs Monday at 8.

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