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25 Things You Might Not Know About Christmas

Christmas is full of familiar traditions: carving the ham, leaving cookies out for Santa, listening to Uncle Morty talk about his gall bladder removal surgery while you’re trying to enjoy some egg nog. These s

Category: Christmas, History
2011 Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree Lighting
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‘The Twelve Days of Christmas’—The Real Story

That's the one Christmas Carol that has always baffled me.  What in the world do leaping lords, French hens, swimming swans, and especially the partridge who won't come out of the pear tree have to do with Christmas?

This week, I found out.

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Tim Boyle, Getty Images
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This Day in History for December 12 – GM Phases Out Oldsmobile and More

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

1901 – Italian physicist and radio pioneer Guglielmo Marconi succeeds in sending the first radio transmission across the Atlantic Ocean (More info)

1913 – Two years after it was stolen from the Louvre Museum in Paris, Leonardo da Vinci’s masterpiece ‘The Mona Lisa’ is recovered inside Italian waiter Vincenzo Peruggia’s hotel room in Florence (More info)

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AP, YouTube
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Coke Moves Its Secret Formula for All to See — Kind Of [VIDEO]

Since 1925, the secret recipe for Coca-Cola has been famously locked in a bank vault. But no more — to much fanfare, the coveted list of ingredients was moved Thursday to a new vault that’s on display at the World of Coca-Cola Museum at the company’s headquarters in downtown Atlanta.

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Found on Hallcountytexas.com
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9 Towns with Tasty Thanksgiving Names

Thanksgiving is upon us. For good pilgrims all across the country, it's a special day to gather together with beloved friends and beloved and/or kind of beloved family to celebrate with a bountiful cornucopia of gravy, green beans and Cool Whip. But fo

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Wikimedia Commons
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This Day in History for November 9 – Berlin Wall Opens and More

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

1620 – Pilgrims aboard the Mayflower sight land at Cape Cod, Massachusetts (More info)

1906 – Theodore Roosevelt becomes the first sitting US President to make an official trip outside the country, traveling to inspect progress on the Panama Canal (More info)

1965 – A switch at a station near Niagara Falls fails,

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Columbia Pictures/American International Pictures/Children's Television Workshop
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The 10 Strangest Draculas in Pop Culture [VIDEOS]

Few monsters have appeared more on TV and film than Dracula. The character, who first appeared in Bram Stoker's novel way back in 1867, has long lapsed into the public domain. Thus, pretty much anyone can do whatever they want with The Count.

Dracula’

Sandor Weisz, Flickr
Sandor Weisz, Flickr
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Fewer Babies Are Born on Halloween

Mothers are 11.3 percent less likely to give birth on Halloween than they are on the days before and after the holiday.

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Spencer Platt, Getty Images
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This Day in History for October 28 – Statue of Liberty Dedicated and More

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

1886 – In New York Harbor, President Grover Cleveland dedicates the Statue of Liberty (More info)

1919 – The US Congress passes the Volstead Act over President Woodrow Wilson’s veto, paving the way for Prohibition to begin the following January (More info)

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YouTube
YouTube
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’80s Matthew Perry Sitcom ‘Second Chance’ Predicted Gaddafi’s Death to the Exact Year [VIDEO]

As you might have heard, Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi has been killed. While the news came as a surprise, Gaddafi’s death was actually predicted by the short-lived, late 80s’ sitcom ‘Second Chance‘ in an episode set in the far-flung future year of 2011. Creepy! 

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Stephen Lovekin / Gaye Gerard, Getty Images
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Celebrity Birthdays for October 20 – Tom Petty, Snoop Dogg and More

Here’s a look at some notable birthdays being celebrated today:

Tom Petty
Age: 61
Occupation: Singer, Songwriter, and Musician
Known For: Fronting Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, performing with the Traveling Wilburys, selling more than 60 million albums, and numerous hit songs such as ‘Refugee,’ ‘The Waiting,’ and ‘Mary Jane’s Last Dance’

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PrincessAshley, Flickr
PrincessAshley, Flickr
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This Day in History for October 1 – Disney World Opens and More

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

1931 – The George Washington Bridge linking New Jersey and New York opens (More info)

1946 – Twelve Nazi leaders are sentenced to death at the Nuremberg Trials (More info)

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