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This Day in History for July 17 – Disneyland Opens and More

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

1762 – Catherine II becomes tsar of Russia upon the murder of Peter III (More info)

1898 – Spain surrenders to the United States at Santiago, Cuba, ending the Spanish-American War (More info)

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This Day in History for July 6 – Lennon Meets McCartney and More

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

1535 – Sir Thomas More is executed for treason against King Henry VIII of England (More info)

1785 – The dollar is unanimously chosen as the monetary unit for the United States (More info)

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Gianni Ferrari, Getty Images
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This Day in History for July 5 – The Bikini Debuts and More

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

1865 – The Salvation Army is founded in London (More info)

1937 – The luncheon meat SPAM is introduced by the Hormel Foods Corporation (More info)

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From A Padded Room – An Evening In Colney Hatch [AUDIO-VIDEO]

From A Padded Room - An Evening In Colney Hatch is A Benefit For The Battered Bride Project and The Cheyenne  Safe-house.

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Mister Rogers ‘Garden Of Your Mind’ Remix = Awesome! [VIDEO]

I'm not sure if you have fond memories of Mister Rogers...but I do.  He was a staple around our house along with Sesame Street of course... 

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Sod House in Custer Co. Nebraska 1887 (flickR User/USDAgov)
Sod House in Custer Co. Nebraska 1887 (flickR User/USDAgov)
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Build a Sod Wall Saturday at Cheyenne Botanic Gardens Children’s Village

Did you know that early homesteaders on the plains lived in houses made of sod?

No trees had been planted yet, so settlers heading west used what there was a lot of, grass, to create a shelter.

You can help construct a sod wall tomorrow, June 16, at the Paul Smith Children's Village, part of the Cheyenne Botanic Gardens, in Lions Park.

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Les Paul Photo and Guitars (Kevork Djansezian/Getty)
Les Paul Photo and Guitars (Kevork Djansezian/Getty)
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Own a Les Paul Guitar from Julien’s Estate Auction

How would you like to own one of Les Paul's historic guitars?

Julien's Auctions in Beverly Hills is selling items from the legendary guitar inventor's estate this weekend.

Today, June 9, marks the 97th anniversary of Lester Polsfuss' birth in Waukesha, Wisconsin. Les Paul, as he is better known as, is considered to be the father of the electric guitar.

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Herb Reed, the Last Original Platters Member, Dies at 83

Herb Reed, the last surviving founding member of revered vocal group The Platters, passed away on Monday after a long illness.  He was 83.

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Historic British Home Can Be Yours for $4 Million — It’s Perfect If You Don’t Need This One Major Amenity

If you happen to have almost $4 million burning a hole in your pocket, you could own a piece of British history: Apethorpe Hall in Northamptonshire, England is for sale. And while the sprawling mansion with 48 rooms is fit for a king, it has one little drawback: there are no bathrooms.

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‘Hatfields and McCoys’ Makes Cable Ratings History

Over a century after their infamous family feud ended, the Hatfields and McCoys have made history once again, this time on TV. History’s three-part miniseries, which concluded last night, is now the highest rated non-sports broadcast in basic cable history. That’s something any Hatfield or McCoy would be proud of.

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Cheyenne Gunslingers Start Summer Season Saturday at High Noon

Are you ready for a wild west shootout?

The Cheyenne Gunslingers start their Summer season Saturday, June 2, at high noon at Gunslingers Square just west of the Depot on 15th Street.

The gunfights and gun safety demonstrations are free to the public throughout the Summer.

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SpaceX Dragon Capsule on Falcon 9 rocket (Roberto Gonzalez/Getty)
SpaceX Dragon Capsule on Falcon 9 rocket (Roberto Gonzalez/Getty)
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SpaceX Dragon Capsule Splashes Down in the Pacific Ocean

Do you remember the Apollo missions?

Walter Cronkite hosting the coverage on CBS TV, they'd spot the orange and white parachutes carrying the space capsule floating to a spashdown in the ocean and they would hoist the ship on to the awaiting ship.

Reminiscant of those Apollo missions, the history-making gumdrop-shaped SpaceX Dragon capsule left the International Space Station and returned to Earth floating under three orange and white parachutes to a splash down in the Pacific Ocean at 9:42 MDT this morning, May 31.

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