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Kathrine Switzer, First Woman to Enter the Boston Marathon, Will Run It Again 50 Years Later

In 1967, MAKER Kathrine Switzer registered for the then all-male Boston Marathon in which she was attacked by an official on the course who had grabbed for her number while screaming and cursing "before being body blocked by her Read More »

Astronaut Peggy Whitson Breaks Female Record With 8 Spacewalks

Having already made history as the oldest female NASA astronaut to travel in space, Peggy Whitson has made history again. Read More »

"Beauty and the Beast" Just Beat a Record Previously Held By "Harry Potter"

Emma Watson's box-office success is a tale as old as time. The British star has long been one of the world’s most valuable young actresses, thanks to her early boost from the "Harry Potter" series — and now her new film is besting a record previously set by the wizarding franchise. Read More »

"Finding Dory" Had a Record-Shattering Weekend

Disney execs were probably cheering this weekend at the numbers for the studio's latest huge premiere, "Finding Dory," which easily swam its way to a new box-office record. Who knew a little fish could pack such a big punch at the box office? Well, maybe a few people had an inkling. Read More »