History

Most Common Categories on Jeopardy
Patrick Tallao has been playing along with the game show Jeopardy. For the past 30 years, five days a week, from home, Tallao noticed some categories came up more than others.
Mars Rover Travels a Marathon
The Mars rover has been on the red planet for 11 years and this past Tuesday it ran a marathon. It traveled 26.2 miles on the surface of Mars becoming the first human creation to do so.
Neil Armstrong Moon Mementos Found in Closet
Neil Armstrong, the first man to walk on the moon in 1969, died on August 25, 2012. His widow, Carol, was cleaning out a closet and came across some mementos that Armstrong kept all these years from his trip to the moon.
Rope Used to Hang Saddam Hussein Up For Auction
Many served during the Iraq War; I know a lot of soldiers from Maine who were there. Saddam Hussein, who was the president of Iraq for more than 23 years, was captured and hanged for the deaths of hundreds of thousands of his own people.
Iceland Building Temple to Norse Gods
Iceland is set to build its first temple to Norse gods since the Viking age. Norse paganism has seen a resurgence in recent years, not because people actually believe in it, but because they use it for as metaphors for life.
Benjamin Franklin a Great American
One of the Founding Fathers, Benjamin Franklin, was born in Boston, Massachusetts on January 17, 1706. He was a politician, inventor, statesman, scientist, diplomat and so much more. He was the 10th son of 17 children and his Father wanted him to enter the seminary but couldn’t affor…

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