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Getty Images, photo by Rich Pilling

Casey at the Bat Celebrates 125 Years

The poem "Casey at the Bat", is celebrating its 125th year in 2013, but the story behind the poem is political, sort of.  Ernest L. Thayer, the author of the poem,  was an editor of the Harvard Lampoon while he attended Harvard College along with William Randolph Hearst. Hearst’s father was running for the Senate in 1888 and was looking for something to promote his brand of politics, so bought the San Francisco Examiner, which he gave to his son when the election was over.

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Getty Images. photo by Chris Hondros
Getty Images. photo by Chris Hondros

The History of Mother’s Day

With Mother’s Day coming this Sunday, May 12, it will mark 99 years since President Woodrow Wilson signed a joint resolution designating the second Sunday in May as Mother’s Day. The idea of Mother’s Day in the United States, goes back even further to 1904 and Anna Jarvis, who is considered the founder of Mother’s Day.

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Getty Images, photo by Herbert
Getty Images, photo by Herbert

America 100 Years Ago

Found a great web site, rense.com, it tells about what America was like 100 years ago:

The average life expectancy in the U.S was 47 years.

Only 14 per cent of homes in the U.S. had bathtubs.

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Getty Images, photo by Handout

What Did The Earth Smell Like Millions Of Years Ago? Rotten Eggs

Research has been done to determine the smell of Earth 1.9 million years ago using tiny fossils from rocks around Lake Superior, Canada.  The fossils of ancient microbes show the discarded leftovers of early meals showing a type of feeding on organic matter was taking place.

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Stonehenge
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Stonehenge Looking for a New General Manager

If you’re looking for a job, English Heritage may be looking for you, they are looking for a general manager for Stonehenge, yes, THE Stonehenge.  This December, there will be a new visitor center completed at the site, and part of  the new GM's job will be to oversee the center along with 80 employees and 100 volunteers. The GM will also be responsible for bringing the facility into a new era.

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Teachers
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Your Favorite Pop Culture Teachers Then and Now

While making an effort to mold young minds the pop culture teachers of our past (and recent past) succeeded in not only learning us a thing or two but also in making themselves stars. .

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Names
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Girl’s Names That Aren’t as Popular Anymore

Ancestory.com did a little digging to find out what popular girls names from the past you don’t see or hear much anymore. These are names that were common in their day, but aren’t as common now.  The names aren’t strange or hard to spell; they are now considered ‘vintage’ names.

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History Sons of Liberty Revolutionary War
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History Developing ‘Sons of Liberty’ Series, Let the ‘Sons of Anarchy’ Jokes Begin

History has carved out quite a presence in the world of original scripted series this past year, between the Emmy wins of 'Hatfields & McCoys,' the breakout success of 'The Bible' and a season 2 renewal for 'Vikings,' and now the historical network has added yet another buzz-worthy mini-series to its development slate. History has officially announced 'Sons of Liberty,' a new Revolutionary War drama following some of America's most integral figures, but will the drama prove as monumental as history itself?

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Milk Delivery
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Milk in a Bottle for the First Time in 1879

It’s amazing to think that milk first appeared in glass bottles for the first time in the United States 1879 and was a big improvement in hygiene and convenience. Before milk came in a bottle, people would buy it as a bulk item usually from a keg or bucket and put it in any type of container they had. The new method of delivery caught on fast with some states requiring milk to be sold in a bottle by the first decade of the 20th century.

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KC and the Sunshine Band
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‘Boogie Shoes’ Inducted into the Library of Congress

The 2012 inductees into the National Registry of the Library of Congress have been announced and K.C. and the Sunshine Band’s, Boogie Shoes’, their disco classic, which brings the registry of the total number of recordings as of 2012 to 375.  A recording is inducted for the cultural, historical and significance of its influence in the era they were recorded. The recordings must be at least 10 year old as well.

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