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10 Unusual Historical Events That Happened During Christmas

Everyone knows Christmas Day is all about tearing open presents, spending time with loved ones, gorging on lots of good food and celebrating the holiday spirit in general. Even though most of us have got the holiday thing down by now, some folks out there might not be aware of some of the unusual and history-making events marking Christmas Day and Christmas Eve in the past.

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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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A Grandfather’s WW2 Letter Home, My Grandfather To Be Exact

My grandfather Evern “Bud” Masuen fought valiantly in this great war and was ever so proud the remainder of his long life that he answered his country’s call on the day of days.  When I was a young man I would very often ask my grandfather about the war, and he was always more than happy to tell me about it with pride and joy

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Cemetery Headstones (flickR User/rooster Mick Baker)
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Historic Preservation Board to Commemorate Lakeview Cemetery Vault Restoration

Have you strolled through the Lakeview Cemetery lately?

The Cheyenne Historic Preservation Board has been restoring the historic Lakeview Cemetery Vault near the entrance at 2501 Seymour Avenue.

They are hosting an open house to commemorate the finalization of the restoration project from 4 until 6 p.m. on Friday, December 7.

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American Abolitionist John Brown Circa 1850 (Hulton Archive/Getty)
American Abolitionist John Brown Circa 1850 (Hulton Archive/Getty)
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The Pete Simpson Family Present ‘John Brown’s Body’ at Cheyenne Civic Center November 15

How much do you know about the events at Harper's Ferry, West Virginia in 1859?

You can learn more and enjoy music from the Civil War era at the Cheyenne Civic Center on November 15.

A reader's theater benefit performance of 'John Brown's Body' starring the Pete Simpson family comes to downtown Cheyenne Thursday night beginning at 7:30.

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20 Slang Terms From the 1920s That Guys Should Start Using Again

The Oxford American Dictionaries announced its "Word of the Year" yesterday, and it's about as dumb as you'd imagine.

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'A Night At The (Wax) Museum' at Madame Tussauds in New York (Neilson Barnard/Getty)
'A Night At The (Wax) Museum' at Madame Tussauds in New York (Neilson Barnard/Getty)
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Enjoy A Free Night at the Wyoming State Museum This Evening

Would you like to get into the Halloween spirit and learn something at the same time?

Until 7 tonight, October 26, children and their families can tour the Wyoming State Museum and make a treat bag along the way.

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30-year-old Franz Liszt (Hulton Archive/Getty)
30-year-old Franz Liszt (Hulton Archive/Getty)
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Cheyenne Symphony Orchestra Begin Season with Franz Liszt

KING FM listeners like to rock to Billy Idol. Two hundred years ago, a musical artist was born in Germany and began playing the piano at the age of 7 and by the age of 8, he was composing piano music on his own. Franz Liszt was an 'Eastern European Idol,' and he is considered by some to be the greatest piano player of all time.

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Museums Across The USA Free This Saturday

This Saturday, September 29th, museums nationwide will open their doors for free and local museums in our area are participating.

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5 Insanely Intense Game Winning Moments
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5 Insanely Intense Game-Winning Moments That Made Us Cheer

Will they go down in history as heroes, or choke when it matters most? Many of the most rewarding moments in professional sports are borne from last-second heroics.

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Opa! Greek Festival This Weekend!

Cheyenne Greek Festival, Friday, September 14, 2012 and Saturday, September 15, 2012.  Frontier Park Exhibition Hall, Our parish of Saints Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Church invite everyone to come out and enjoy  authentic Greek food, pastries, beer and imported goods.

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9/11 What Should We Do To Carry On? [VIDEO]

I know how stunned and saddened I was on that day...I will never forget where I was or what I was doing at that tragic moment.

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