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History of Memorial Day

Memorial Day is a day set aside to honor those who have lost their lives in war defending our freedom. It didn’t start that way though. It started to honor those who died during the Civil War and wasn’t expanded to horror all who have died in all wars until after World War l.

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Hulton Archive, Getty Images

George A. Wyman and His Incredible Journey

The first person to cross America on a motorized vehicle was George Wyman of San Francisco, California. Wyman made his trip in 1903 when there weren’t many roads in America and making even more difficult, he did on a motor bicycle, his brand new 1902 ‘California’ brand motorbike.

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Jonathan Daniel, Getty Images

Chicago Cubs Lose Their 10,000th Game

The Chicago Cubs have only won two World Series in 1907 and 1908, and they did play in one in 1906, the year they had 116 wins and a percentage rating that still stands today at .763. The Cubs now have the distinction of being one of only three Major League Baseball teams to lose 10,000 games.

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John Moore, Getty Images

Venezuela Tops the Misery Index

The Cato Institute, the people that publish the misery report has named Venezuela as the most miserable nation in the world. The formula used to determine the list includes inflation, unemployment, GPA growth and lending rates.

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Mark Maniz, Getty Images

May 4th is Star Wars Day

This Sunday is May 4th, is Star Wars Day, May the 4th be with you or as they say ‘May the Force be With You’. It was the internet that made this day possible because once Star War fans were able to connect, May 4th became a tradition.

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Francois Durand, Getty Images

Ben Hur Coming Back to the Big Screen

The classic 1959 film Ben Hur, starring Charlton Heston, may make a big screen comeback in 2016. MGM and Paramount studios would release the movie with Mark Burnett and Roma Downey as producers.

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Cinco-de-Mayo

What Is the History of Cinco de Mayo?

With Cinco de Mayo around the corner, a few of you may be wondering, what exactly is Cinco de Mayo? Put down that sweet margarita and let us enlighten you.

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Central Press, Getty Images

Rare Letter From Titanic Sold

A very rare letter than is in excellent shape written by a passenger on the Titanic sold at auction for $200,000. The letter was written by a passenger on the Titanic saying how wonderful the voyage was. The letter was written just hours before the ship hit an iceberg and began to sink.

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Doug Pensinger, Getty Images

Listening to John Denver

I was listening to John Denver music this weekend and started to remember what a great artist he was.  From the early 70’s through the late 80s’, he had million selling records, starred in successful movies and hosted numerous T.V. specials.

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William Thomas Cain, Getty Images

PEZ Candy Dispensers

PEZ candy dispensers have been around since 1927, first starting as a breath mint for smokers. When Austrian inventor Edward Haas brought the idea to America, he made a couple of key changes. In 1952 he made PEZ a candy to appeal to children, and it worked.

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