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This Day in History for April 15 – Titanic Sinks and More

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

1912 – After hitting an iceberg, the RMS Titanic sinks at 2:20 a.m., killing 1,517 people (More info)

1923 – Insulin becomes generally available for use by people with diabetes (More info)

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Category: History, Music News, News, Sports
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Hulton Archive/Oli Scarff, Getty Images/Paramount Pictures/Oli Scarff, Getty Images
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10 Things You Didn’t Know About the Titanic

The sinking of the infamous RMS Titanic in 1912 has gone down (no pun intended) as the most famous ocean liner disaster in history, thanks in part to popular culture’s take on the topic from the 1958 Roy Ward Baker film ‘A Night to Remember’ to James Cameron’s legendary blockbuster Titanic.’ And yet the legend surrounding this infamous boat (and the 1,500-plus people it took down with it) has surpassed some of the actual events that transpired in the icy North Atlantic Ocean.

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This Day in History for April 13 – Apollo 13 Disaster and More

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

1870 – The New York City Metropolitan Museum of Art, commonly called the Met, is founded (More info)

1943 – The Jefferson Memorial is dedicated in Washington, DC, on the 200th anniversary of Thomas Jefferson’s birth (More info)

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Ulrik Tofte, Think Stock
Ulrik Tofte, Think Stock
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10 Things You Didn’t Know About April Fool’s Day

Every year on April 1st, office water coolers are spiked with white wine and computer mouses are glued to desks. Every year on college campuses, half empty buckets of water are placed on the top of dorm room doors and passed out bros are covered with marker ink. And throughout the world, the sound of chuckling and cackling can be heard echoing across its borders.

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US Department of Energy
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This Day in History for March 28 – Three Mile Island Accident and More

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

1834 – President Andrew Jackson becomes the first president to be censured by Congress (More info)

1939 – The Spanish Civil War ends (More info)

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Category: History, Information
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MDGovpics, Flickr/LenDog64, Flickr/-Chupacabras-, Flickr/2sirius, Flickr
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10 Things You Didn’t Know About St. Patrick’s Day

Everyone enjoys putting on their best green clothes on March 17th and being Irish for a day. We’ve all heard there was a saint and something to do with snakes in Ireland and now we have parades and drink green beer. But what do we really know about St. Patrick’s Day?

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'Death of Caesar' by Vincenzo Camuccini / Wikimedia Commons
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This Day in History for March 15 – Ides of March and More

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

44 BC – On the “Ides of March,” Julius Caesar is stabbed to death in the senate house by a group of conspirators led by Cimber, Casca, Cassius, and Marcus Junius Brutus (More info)

1493 – Christopher Columbus returns to Spain after his first trip to the Americas (More info)

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wwarby, Flickr
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The Real Story Behind the Phrase ‘In the Nick of Time’

When something gets done ‘in the nick of time,’ it means the clock is about run out, and whatever needed doing almost didn’t get done at all. In the movie ‘The Hangover,’ the guys have a wild bachelor’s party weekend in Las Vegas, and only make it back to Los Angeles for the groom’s wedding ‘in the nick of time.’

But where exactly does this oft-used expression come from?

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This Day in History for March 11 – Tohoku Earthquake and More

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

1861 – The Constitution of the Confederate States of America is adopted (More info)

1941 – President Franklin D. Roosevelt signs the Lend-Lease Act into law, allowing American-built war supplies to be shipped to the Allies on loan (More info)

1993 – Janet Reno is confirmed by the United States Senate and sworn in the next day, becoming the first female Attorney General of the United States (More info)

2004 – Simultaneous explosions on rush hour trains in Madrid, Spain kill 191 people (More info)

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What’s the Real Story Behind the Popular Soft Drink Coca-Cola?

Nothing could be more American than sitting down with your friends, in a restaurant or during the big game, and enjoying a great big glass of Coca-Cola, right? Coca-Cola means Santa Claus, family outings and summertime fun… in other words, pure Americana.

So, what does Coca-Cola have to do with America’s war on drugs?

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Category: Drugs, History, News
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Happy Leap Day! Watch Sweet Videos of Women Proposing to Men

According to an old Irish legend, St. Patrick and St. Bridget struck a deal in which women would be permitted to propose to men every four years on Leap Day. That tradition continues on YouTube

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Category: History, Videos, Weird News
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Dan Callister, Getty Images
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This Day in History for February 18 – First Oscars Awarded and More

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

1929 – The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announces the winners of the first Academy Awards (More info)

1930 – Pluto, once believed to be the ninth planet, is discovered at the Lowell Observatory in Flagstaff, Arizona, by astronomer Clyde W. Tombaugh (More info)

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Category: History, Movies, Space, Sports

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