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Getty Images, photo by USAF
Getty Images, photo by USAF

B-52 Bombers Fateful Flight Over Maine

The B52 Stratofortress is one of the longest serving aircrafts in U.S. Military history, currently serving in Afghanistan and Iraq, but in 1963, during the Cold War, bugs in the aircraft were still being worked out. A training mission was flown over Elephant Mountain, Maine, that ended in a mountainside crash killing six crew members and a co-pilot.

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Getty Images, photo by Oli Scharff
Getty Images, photo by Oli Scharff

Winter Begins December 21st

It may seem like winter already but the official start of the winter solstice for the Northern Hemisphere begins Saturday, December 21st and runs until Wednesday, March 19th. Winter begins when the sun reaches its most southerly declination of -23.5 degrees.

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Getty Images, photo by NASA
Getty Images, photo by NASA

Mega Solar Flare has a 1 in 8 Chance of Hitting Earth by 2020

According to space physicist Pete Riley, a senior scientist at Predictive Science in San Diego, the Earth has a 12% chance of being hit by a megaflare from the sun in the next 10 years. If something like that would happen in could cause trillions of dollars in damage and take a decade to recover.

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Getty Images, photo by David McNew
Getty Images, photo by David McNew

The World’s First Motel Built in San Luis Obispo, California

The world’s first motel celebrated their 88th anniversary on December 12th. The motel was built in 1925 when driving a car to get to your destination or vacation was becoming popular. Before the ‘motel’, people had to stay at more traditional hotels or camp out.

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Getty Images, photo by Jeff J. Mitchell
Getty Images, photo by Jeff J. Mitchell

For the First Time in Iceland’s History a Man Was Shot and Killed

In this day and age it seems hard to believe, but for the first time in Iceland’s history police shot a killed a person. The first time ever! The police, like most in the country, were unarmed when they were called to investigate an apartment building where there were reports of a loud bang.

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Getty Images, photo by Handout
Getty Images, photo by Handout

The Coldest it’s Ever Been on Earth Recorded in Antarctica

A new world record for a cold temperature has been recorded in east Antarctica at -135.8 degrees. Newly analyzed satellite data show the temperature was reached in August of 2010. This year in July it almost reached that same temperature when the reading dipped to -135.3 degrees.

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Getty Images, photo by Andreas Rentz
Getty Images, photo by Andreas Rentz

Childrens Letters to Santa, 1913 Compared to 2013

According to letters to Santa from 1913 and compared to letters from 2013, Christmas gifts that children requested are quite different. First the wish list from children in 1913.

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Franklin Roosevelt (screen grab)
Franklin Delano Roosevelt (screen grab)

Pearl Harbor Day, December 7th, 1941: ‘A Day That Will Live in Infamy’ [VIDEO]

Today, we solemnly remember the start of the war that culminated with the dropping of the first atomic bombs, World War II. It began with the Japanese attack on Pear Harbor at approximately 0755 local time on that terrible day. Following is Franklin Delano Roosevelt's speech to the American people in the aftermath of that attack...

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Lincoln & JFK
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Five Astonishing Coincidences and Parallels Between Presidents Abraham Lincoln and John F. Kennedy

November 22, 2013 marks the 50th anniversary of President John F. Kennedy's assassination. We thought we'd share with you some bizarre coincidences between  Kennedy and Abraham Lincoln. Taken from the Reader's Digest book, Mysteries of the Unexplained, you will amazed at these astonishing facts.

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Cecil Stoughton. White House Photographs. John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum, Boston
Cecil Stoughton. White House Photographs. John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum, Boston

50th Anniversary Of President Kennedy Assassination: Renee’s View Of A Time Before Her Birth

I am not old enough to have lived during the time President Kennedy was in office. So I only have my views based on what I know of the 60’s, all of which is second hand.  It just seemed that was like such a passionate time in our history. There seems like there was a willingness of people to push the envelope, take risks and force change to our world.

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