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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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English Heritage
English Heritage
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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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History
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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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Gunslingers (FlickR User/heinsen)
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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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Ezra Shaw, Getty Images
Ezra Shaw, Getty Images
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Happy 75th Birthday, Golden Gate Bridge! Watch Its Dazzling Fireworks Display

The Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco lit up the night sky this Sunday with an eye-catching fireworks display in celebration of its 75th anniversary. Not only that, but live bands, plus a lot of food and dance made this the place to be for Memorial Day weekend.

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Category: History, News, Photos
Win McNamee/Cole Bennetts/Stephen Chernin, Getty
Win McNamee/Cole Bennetts/Stephen Chernin, Getty
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10 Things You Didn’t Know About Memorial Day

Most of America might look forward to Memorial Day because it gives us a three-day break from our hectic work lives and an excuse to grill great gobs of red meat over an open pit, but it’s intentions are much nobler.

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Category: Events, History, Military
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Todd Warshaw, Getty Images
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The 10 Best Indy 500 Finishes of All-Time

The Indianapolis 500 is the world’s largest single-day sporting event. Approximately 400,000 fans will crowd the Indianapolis Motor Speedway this Sunday to watch ‘The Greatest Spectacle in Racing’ at the 2.5-mile oval track. While drivers average speeds well in excess of 150 miles per hour, sometimes the race comes down to the final lap. Here are the 10 best Indy 500 finishes of all-time.

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SpaceX Rocket Carrying Dragon Capsule On Launch Pad (Roberto Gonzalez/Getty)
SpaceX Rocket Carrying Dragon Capsule On Launch Pad (Roberto Gonzalez/Getty)
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Dragon Capsule Makes History Docking With Space Station

History was made above us in space early this morning, May 25.

The first non-governmental space vehicle, the SpaceX Dragon capsule, completed berthing with the International Space Station just after 10 a.m. (MDT).

Dragon's hatch is scheduled to be opened early Saturday morning, May 26. The station's six astronauts will unload about 1,000 pounds of cargo, including food, clothes, batteries and a laptop, plus 15 student-designed experiments.

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Wild Horses (Denis Doyle/Getty)
Wild Horses (Denis Doyle/Getty)
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‘A Horse, Of Course’ at the Wyoming State Museum

How important are horses to our area?

That's the subject of a new exhibit opening at the Wyoming State Museum on May 24.

An opening reception for the exhibit, 'A Horse, Of Course,' is scheduled from 5 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, May 24, in the Multi-Purpose Room of the museum in the Barrett Building at 2301 Central Avenue.

The public is invited and refreshments will be served, including a nacho bar provided by Taco John’s.

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SpaceX Rocket Falcon 9 (Roberto Gonzalez/Getty)
SpaceX Rocket Falcon 9 (Roberto Gonzalez/Getty)
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SpaceX Rocket Launch to Space Station Aborted Early Saturday Morning [UPDATE]

Will you be watching the historic launch of the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket?

For the first time in history a private company, Space Exploration Technologies or SpaceX, will fly a NASA mission to the International Space Station.

The unmanned Dragon spacecraft will deliver much-needed supplies to the orbiting outpost.

The launch was scheduled for 2:55 a.m. (MDT) but take off was aborted just after ignition, they are expected to try again in three days during the next launch window. Coverage is being provided by NASA's website.

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