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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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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
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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’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
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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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Breast Cancer Awareness Month – 4 Groups You Can Donate To Right Now

National nonprofits and physicians’ organizations dedicate every October to the cause of breast cancer awareness — raising funds for research and helping ensure that all women are able to receive regular screenings.

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Mark Wilson and David Becker, Getty Images
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Did Aerosmith’s Steven Tyler Once Have a Backstage Encounter with Reality TV Star Michaele Salahi?

Michaele Salahi’s list of publicly known rock ‘n’ roll relationships is growing.

Photos have surfaced showing that the star of Bravo’s ‘The Real Housewives of D.C.’ — who recently left her husband for Journey guitarist Neal Schon — once had a backstage, flesh-baring encounter with Aerosmith singer Steven Tyler.

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Valerie Macon / Bryan Bedder, Getty Images
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Celebrity Birthdays for September 22 – Tommy Lasorda, Joan Jett and More

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

Tommy Lasorda
Age: 84
Occupation: Baseball Manager
Known For: More than 60 years as part of the Los Angeles Dodgers organization, and his 1997 induction into the National Baseball Hall of Fame

Joan Jett
Age: 53
Occupation: Singer, Songwriter, and Musician
Known For: Her work with Joan Jett & the Blackhearts, who had hits such as ‘I Love Rock ‘n’ Roll,’ ‘I Hate Myself for Loving You,’ ‘Do You Want to Touch Me,’ and ‘Bad Reputation,’ her love of black leather, and being one of rock music’s most enduring female vocalists

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National 9/11 Flag
National 9/11 Flag
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National 9/11 Flag Touring the United States

After the September 11, 2001 attacks on the World Trade Center, one of the largest American flags damaged during the attacks continued to fly above the resulting wreckage during the clean-up efforts.

Seven years later, that flag, dubbed the National 9/11 Flag, was sewn back together by tornado survivors in Greensburg, Kansas, and has also been stitched by World War II veterans, survivors of the Ft. Hood, Texas rampage, and Martin Luther King Jr.’s family.

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