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10 Great Places To Visit In Amarillo That Won’t Break Your Bank

One of the things I hear people say from time to time is, 'there's nothing to do in Amarillo.'

Granted we don't get a lot of big concerts and when there is a show it's usually in Lubbock, Oklahoma City or Albuquerque, but there are still a lot of fun things to do in town.

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Drinks that Were Created For Something Other Than Drinking

We love our drinks, Coke, Dr. Pepper, Mountain Dew, vodka, whiskey, etc.  However did you know that a lot of drinks were originally made to do something different.

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5 Busted Myths About the Pilgrims — They Ate Venison Not Turkey, and More

Thanksgiving is on record as being America’s second-favorite holiday (Christmas wins first prize, of course), so it makes sense that Thanksgiving lore is a part of our shared cultural history and something we start learning early in our lives. But it turns out a lot of what we think we know about Turkey Day is wrong.

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‘Roots’ Remake Miniseries Lined Up at History Channel

An ever sensitive topic though it remains, slavery films in Hollywood have no doubt risen  the last few years in public profile, from '12 Years a Slave' to 'Django Unchained,' and now the trend has reached TV. History will reboot the iconic 'Roots' miniseries as an all-new drama, but who from the original production will have any involvement?

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Back on this Day in 1985 The Titanic Wreckage Was Finally Found 75 Years After It Sank

I must admit I have become quite the historian when it comes to the Titanic.  My son loves the Titanic. We have books, and we have watched a ton of documentaries on the subject.   Today is the anniversary of the day the crew found the Titanic wreckage, 75 years after it went down on that fateful night on April 15, 1912.

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‘Vikings’ Season 2: History Renews for Additional Season

Well, we could have seen that coming. After airing five episodes of its nine-episode order, 'Vikings' has officially raided a second season pickup from the History channel. Having earned favorable reviews from critics and ratings strongly aided by History's 'The Bible' miniseries, it looks like Ragnar Lothbrok and his brood will return to raid another day. Get the latest details on 'Vikings' season 2 inside!

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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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This Day in History for December 31 — Times Square Celebrates, and More

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

1879: Thomas Edison demonstrates incandescent lighting to the public for the first time (more info)

1907: The first New Year's Eve celebration is held in Times Square -- then known as Longacre Square -- in New York City (more info)

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This Day in History for December 27 — Radio City Music Hall Opens, and More

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

1831: Charles Darwin embarks on his journey aboard the HMS Beagle, during which he will begin to formulate the theory of evolution (more info)

1900: Prohibitionist Carry Nation smashes up her first saloon, causing several thousand dollars in damage and landing in jail (more info)

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This Day in History for December 19 — House Impeaches Bill Clinton, and More

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

1776: Thomas Paine publishes one of a series of pamphlets in the Pennsylvania Journal titled 'The American Crisis' (more info)

1777: George Washington's Continental Army goes into winter quarters at Valley Forge, Pennsylvania (more info)

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This Day in History for October 15 — ‘I Love Lucy’ Debuts and More

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

1917 – Mata Hari, the archetype of the seductive female spy, is executed for espionage (More info)

1951 – 'I Love Lucy,' starring Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz, makes its television debut (More info)

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This Day in History for October 12 — First Oktoberfest and More

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

1492 – Christopher Columbus's expedition makes landfall in the Caribbean (More info)

1810 – The first Oktoberfest occurs when Bavarian royalty invites the citizens of Munich to celebrate the marriage of Crown Prince Ludwig of Bavaria to Princess Therese von Sachsen-Hildburghausen (More info)

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