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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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Coverage Of The 50th Anniversary Of The JFK Assassination

To commemorate to 50th anniversary of the tragic death of President John F Kennedy in Dallas, several news organizations are planning extensive coverage online.

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JFK and Jackie getting off Air Force One
Cecil Stoughton / White House Photographs / John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum, Boston

50 Years Since JFK Assassination — A Look Back With Photos, Video and More

It's been 50 years since President John F. Kennedy was shot and killed while riding in a motorcade through Dallas, Texas. More words have been written about this event (and its aftermath, and what led up to it) than just about anything else, so we thought we'd take a look back through photographs and video.

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Category: History, News
Getty Images, photo by Hulton Archive
Getty Images, photo by Hulton Archive

Ben Franklin and Some of His Famous Quotes

Ben Franklin was one of the signers of the Declaration of Independence, an author, an inventor, a statesman, a publisher and a ladies' man. He published the Poor Richard's Almanac, which in its day was extremely popular. It gave Franklin a vehicle for the many quotes he wrote. In 1789, he published one of his more famous that we still use today.

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Getty Images, photo by Hulton Archive
Getty Images, photo by Hulton Archive

Three Stooges Film Thought Destroyed by Fire, Found

The Three Stooges performed from 1925 to 1970, a long run for their hallmark physical slapstick humor. Recently, a Stooges film thought lost in a vault fire in 1967 has been found. It was a Three Stooges 17-minute short called ‘Hello Pops’ released by MGM in 1933.

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Getty Images, photo by Jessica Hromas
Getty Images, photo by Jessica Hromas

A Little History of Daylight Saving and Standard Time

We go from Daylight Saving Time to Standard Time this Sunday which means we set the clocks back an hour. The idea of daylight saving goes back to Ben Franklin in 1784 but the Daylight Saving Time we have now began during WWll when President Franklin Roosevelt instituted a year-round Daylight Saving Time known as ‘War Time’.

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Getty Images, photo by Jonathan Daniel
Getty Images, photo by Jonathan Daniel

The Boston Red Sox are the Chosen Team

Now that the Red Sox are headed back to the World Series there are all types of story lines to go with the team, but here’s one you may not have heard. The Boston Red Sox are the ‘chosen’ team.  They are the official baseball team of Jewish people. It goes back to when Wade Boggs played for the Sox and drew the Jewish word chai in the batter’s box before he hit (it means life).

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

Maine’s Fire of ’47

Here in Maine they call it the great fire of ’47. It happened on October 17th, 1947. No one knows how it started but they do know where it started: in a cranberry bog near Salisbury Cove and then it spread.

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Getty Images, photo by Martin Hunter
Getty Images, photo by Martin Hunter

Did Mrs. O’Leary’s Cow Really Start the Great Chicago Fire?

The Great Chicago Fire of 1871 was blamed on a cow, probably the most famous cow in history: Mrs. O’Leary’s cow. The fire started in the barn and destroyed 3.5 square miles of the city, killed 120 and left thousands of other homeless. But did the cow start the fire?

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