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Getty Images, photo by National Archives

Connecticut Says It Was Their State That Had the First Flight in History

Last week it came up again, who was the first person to fly in an airplane? Connecticut says it was their state, not North Carolina, that had the first flight by German immigrant Gustav Whitehead. They claim August 14, 1901 was when Whitehead flew at an altitude of 50 feet for a half a mile. The date is two years earlier than the Wright Brothers.

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Getty Images, photo by Gianni Ferrari
Getty Images, photo by Gianni Ferrari

1946, The Year the Bikini was Introduced

The dates seem to vary between June 5th and July 5th, but whatever the date, the Bikini was introduced in 1946 by French designer Louis Reard. For the time, a two piece bathing suit that small was unheard of because at that time a two piece for women was a halter top and shorts

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Getty Images, photo by Pascal Le Segretain
Getty Images, photo by Pascal Le Segretain

Rob Lowe to Star as JFK in National Geographic Movie

Actor Rob Lowe from the 1980’s Brat Pack films and currently starring in Parks and Recreation will play President John F. Kennedy in a National Geographic drama called ‘Killing Kennedy’.  The movie, a two hour factual drama, will mark the 50th anniversary of the 1963 assassination of JFK.

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Getty Images, photo by Justin Sullivan
Getty Images, photo by Justin Sullivan

The Golden Gate Bridge Opens and Other Fun Facts

On May 27th, 1937 at 6 am, a foghorn sounded signaling the official opening of the Golden Gate Bridge for people to walk across it. Nearly 200,000 people took advantage of the day by walking, running, roller-skating and even dancing across the bridge. In 1937 it was the longest suspension bridge in the world and of course, San Francisco’s major landmark. The following day, May 28th, 1937, the bridge was officially open to traffic. Here are 6 things you may not know about the Golden Gate Bridge.

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

Mars Rock for Sale at $22,500 an Ounce

About six months ago, around 15 pounds of Mars rocks fell to Earth and NASA has just confirmed the rock is indeed from the red planet. The meteor was found in Morocco by meteor hunters and you can now buy a piece of Mars.

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Getty Images, photo by Rich Pilling
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
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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