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New Book: DNA Identifies Jack the Ripper

One of the biggest murder mysteries that has gone unsolved since the late 1880’s, may have been solved. Jack the Ripper, who brutally killed and mutilated five women in 1888, may have been identified using DNA evidence.

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Handout, Getty Images

Attractions No Longer at Disney Parks

If you visited Disney World or Disneyland in the early days of the parks and you visit Disney today, you will see quite a few changes in the park. Some of the early rides and attractions are gone forever. There was a day on the monorail you could sit up front with the driver simply by asking, but that is no longer allowed.

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Michael Richards, Getty Images

Maine’s ‘Open Lighthouse Day’ September 13th

Maine’s annual Open Lighthouse Day is Saturday, September 13. On that day, 22 lighthouses around the state will offer free admission to visitors. The annual draw is 15,000 to 18,000 people as they get the opportunity to climb to the top of the lighthouses.

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by Renee Nelson. Taken at an AE event at MIF
by Renee Nelson. Taken at an AE event at MIF

Who is the Girl in the Photo with Amelia Earhart? [Photo]

This past Saturday (August 2) was an event to honor the 80th anniversary of Amelia Earhart’s visit to Maine. At Maine Instrument Flight they had a display about Earhart and a special focus on encouraging girls and women to learn to fly. One of the old newspaper photos in the display about Earhart’s visit to Augusta caught my attention. The caption on the photo did not identify the girl other than 'Augusta girl'. I asked if anyone knew who the little girl was in the photo? They said "probably just a local girl." Yes, but WHO is she?? Did she live in Augusta? Does she still? So. Many. Questions.

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NASA, Getty Images
NASA, Getty Images

45 Years Since Man First Set Foot on the Moon

In this day and age of technology, your smart phone probably has more capabilities than the first space ship to go to the moon, but on July 20th 1969, an American made the first footprints on the moon’s surface. This Sunday, July 20th marks the 45th anniversary of Apollo 11 landing on the moon.

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Jim McIsaac, Getty Images
Jim McIsaac, Getty Images

All-Star Game Fun Facts

The 85th Major League Baseball All-Star game will be played at Target Field in Minneapolis on Tuesday, July 15th. Here are some things you may not know about the All-Star game. The first game was played on July 6. 1933 in Chicago and Babe Ruth was the first player to hit a home run in All-Star game history. 

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Pool, Getty Images

July 8th, 1776, Liberty Bell Rung for the First Time

On July 8th, 1776, the Liberty Bell (not called that at the time) was rung to celebrate the first reading of the Declaration of Independence. At that time the bell didn’t have its famous crack, at least not that bell. That was the second bell to be shipped to America.

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Mario Tama, Getty Images
Mario Tama, Getty Images

Le Festval de la Bastille

Coming this Friday and Saturday, July 11-12 is the Le Festival de la Bastille at the Calumet Club in Augusta. Live music, fun and fireworks are on the agenda for the two days, but why do the French celebrate Bastille Day?  calumetclub.com

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Hulton Archive, Getty Images
Hulton Archive, Getty Images

Johnny Cash Live at Folsom Prison

Johnny Cash’s live album ‘Johnny Cash Live at Folsom Prison’ is in the top five albums ever release countdown, but it was also a comeback album for Cash. The record was released in 1968 when Johnny’s career was taking a downturn because of drugs and he wanted to turn things around and clean-up his act.

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Andrew Burton, Getty Images
Andrew Burton, Getty Images

Signing of the Declaration of Independence

The 4th of July is the day the thirteen colonies claimed their independence from England that is why it’s known as Independence Day. The conflict between the colonies and England was already a year old when they convened a Continental Congress in Philadelphia.

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