Veterans Day, Remembrance Day and Armistice Day

Today is Veterans Day in the United States, Remembrance Day in the United Kingdom and Commonwealth, and Armistice Day in other countries. Here are some things you may not have known about the holidays. The date marks the anniversary of the end of World War I, and all of the holidays evolved from the original celebration of the armistice. In […]

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The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald

On this date in 1975, the freighter Edmund Fitzgerald sank in Lake Superior. Here are some things you may not have known about the ship and its sinking. When it was launched, the Edmund Fitzgerald was the largest ship on the Great Lakes. It was built to the maximum size for the St. Lawrence Seaway: 729 feet long, with a […]

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Presidential Travel: Going Around the World

On this date in 1906, Theodore Roosevelt became the first American president to travel outside the United States while in office. Here are some facts you may not have known about presidential travel. Roosevelt visited Panama to inspect the construction of the Panama Canal. Of the 17 days spent out of the country, 14 of them were in transit to […]

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King Tut: Short Life of the Boy King

On this date in 1922, archaeologist Howard Carter discovered the tomb of Egyptian pharaoh Tutankhamen. Here are some things you may not have known about King Tut. Tutankhamen’s gene pool didn’t exactly have a deep end. He was born around 1341 BC , his father was the pharaoh Akhenaten and his mother was one of Akhenaten’s sisters. His original name […]

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Godzilla: Terrorizing the World Since 1954

On this date in 1954, the first Godzilla movie premiered in Japan. Here are some things you may not of known about it. Toho, the company that produced Godzilla, was originally slated to do a movie about the Japanese occupation of Indonesia. However due to a breakdown in relations between the two countries, the project was shelved. Seeking a new […]

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