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A Group of Senior Citizens Celebrate The Prom they Missed Out On In 1943

When you are in high school the one thing you really don't want to miss is prom.  It is just something you do, and it has been something that has been a traditional right of passage for high school students for over a century.  That's why this story is amazing.  A class in 1943 had their prom cancelled because of the war and they are now having it 70 years later.

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The Origin of President’s Day

I started asking myself, why do we celebrate President's Day?  Did we just mush Washington and Lincoln's birthday into one holiday?  Are we supposed to celebrate all the Presidents?  What is it?  I started doing a little research because apparently as you get older your forget certain things you learned as a child.

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Titanic Discovery Day

Back on this day in 1985 an American-French expedition by led by marine geologist Dr. Robert Ballard located the wreck.  The Titanic sank on April 15, 1912 and over 1,500 lives perished on that fateful night.ti

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This Day in History for July 27 – Bugs Bunny Debuts and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1940 – Bugs Bunny makes his debut in the animated short ‘A Wild Hare’ (More info)

1974 – The House Judiciary Committee votes to impeach President Richard Nixon for obstruction of justice (More info)

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It’s Drive-In Theater Day! Take the Family to Tascosa Drive-In

Back on this day, June 6, 1933 the very first drive-in opened in Camden, New Jersey.  Google even saluted the history of the drive-in today with their Google Doodle.

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This Day in History for April 27 – Sultana Steamboat Disaster and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1865 – The steamboat Sultana explodes on the Mississippi River and kills 1,700 passengers, many of whom were discharged Union soldiers (More info)

1956 – Rocky Marciano becomes the only heavyweight boxing champion to retire with a perfect record (More info)

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This Day in History for April 26 – Chernobyl Nuclear Disaster and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1865 – Union cavalry troopers corner and shoot dead John Wilkes Booth, assassin of President Lincoln (More info)

1933 – The Gestapo, the official secret police force of Nazi Germany, is established (More info)

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This Day in History for April 25 – DC Comics Introduces Batman and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1859 – British and French engineers break ground for the Suez Canal (More info)

1901 – New York becomes the first US state to require automobile license plates (More info)

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Happy 100th Birthday Oreo![Poll]

One of my favorite store bought cookies in the world is Oreos.  I love Oreos.  A pile of oreos and a big fat glass of milk are the perfect ending to a long stressful day.  If I could eat Oreos everyday with no consequences (you know like gaining 50 pounds) I would.  I love to twist off the top, eat the creamy center and dunk the chocolate wafer, that is how I eat my Oreos.  Whether you are a twister or a dunker or you do both like me, today is a celebration, the Oreo turns 100 today.

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This Day in History for July 26 – USPS Established and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1775 – Congress establishes the United States Post Office and names Benjamin Franklin the first US Postmaster General (More info)

1908 – The Office of the Chief Examiner, which later becomes the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), is created (More info)

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This Day in History for June 8 - MLK Assassin Arrested and More
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This Day in History for June 8 – MLK Assassin Arrested and More

Here's a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1861 – Tennessee became the 11th (and last) state to secede from the Union (More info)

1949 – George Orwell's '1984' is published (More in

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The Lindbergh Baby was Found Dead

May 12th, great music dominated on this day, BP tried again to stop the leak in the Gulf, and a President visited Cuba for the first time.

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