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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
Dan Callister, Getty Images
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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Chip Somodevilla, Getty
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10 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Black History Month

Every February, America recognizes the struggles, achievements and contributions that the African-American community has made to honor its ancestry and recognize the advancements and innovations that have shaped our lives and society. I

Category: History, Information
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Central Press, Getty Images/Universal Pictures
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Did President Eisenhower Meet with Aliens?

According to a former Pentagon consultant and prominent author and lecturer, President Eisenhower met with aliens on at least one occasion during his presidency. Timothy Good, who worked with the Eisenhower administration, made this claim on a recent BBC program.

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500 Years of Female Portraits in Western Art [VIDEO]

This was brought to my attention by a friend, I found it fascinating and thought I would share it with you...Enjoy! 

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Atomic Fireball made by Ferrara Pan (User:Atyndall)
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Atomic Fireball, Red Hots and Lemonhead Creator Dies at 93 [VIDEO]

Do you have a favorite candy?

My favorite is Lemonheads, made by the Ferrara Pan Candy Company. They also make Atomic Fireballs, Red Hots and Boston Baked Beans.

Earlier this month, on February 3, Nello Ferrara died at the age of 93. He was the son of the company's founder, Salvatore Ferrara.

The birth of Nello Ferrara's son is often cited as the inspiration for Lemonheads.

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Nicolas Cage Addresses Immortality Rumors on ‘Letterman’

On Thursday night’s Late Show With David Letterman Nicolas Cage finally addressed the rumors that he is immortal, and perhaps a vampire. At this point, would we really be all that surprised by anything Cage says?

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The Ames Monument. (Qqqqqq/Wikipedia)
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Ames Monument Lecture at Wyoming State Museum Thursday

Have you ever visited the pyramid between Cheyenne and Laramie?

Just on the other side of Interstate 80 from the Vedauwoo Recreation Area you'll find the Monument to the Ames brothers.

Ames Monument is a 60-foot-high pyramid of stone located in the former railroad town of Sherman.

On Thursday, February 9, the Wyoming State Museum lecture series presents a discussion about the monument with Anna Lee Ames Frohlich, the great-granddaughter of Oakes and Oliver Ames.

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Evening Standard, Getty Images
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This Day in History for February 7 – Beatlemania Begins and More

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

1926 – Carter G. Woodson founds Negro History Week, which later evolved into Black History Month (More info)

1940 – The second full length animated Walt Disney film, ‘Pinocchio,’ premieres (More info)

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Dennis Fernkes, Wikimedia Commons
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This Day in History for February 3 – ‘The Day the Music Died’ and More

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

1870 – The Fifteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution is ratified, guaranteeing voting rights to citizens regardless of race (More info)

1913 – The Sixteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution is ratified, authorizing the Federal government to impose and collect an income tax (More info)

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