Renata Scotto has retired from the stage, but she hasn't slowed down — she's now a director and costume designer. courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Harry S. Truman was thrust abruptly into the presidency during WWII — and his problems didn't end after the war. Wikimedia Commons hide caption

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Woodrow Wilson, who led the nation during World War I, was the only president to hold a Ph.D. Hulton Archive/Getty Images hide caption

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The Chicago Symphony Orchestra, recorded on its own label, won the Grammy for Best Classical Album. Courtesy of Chicago Symphony Orchestra hide caption

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Theodore Roosevelt's humor and vigor come through in his words. Wikimeda Commons hide caption

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