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This Day in History for July 4 – Declaration of Independence Signed and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1776 – The United States Declaration of Independence is adopted by the Second Continental Congress (More info)

1826 – Former presidents John Adams and Thomas Jefferson both die on the 50th anniversary of the Declaration of Independence (More info)

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Jeff Kubina, Wikimedia Commons
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This Day in History for May 30 – Lincoln Memorial Dedicated and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1431 – Joan of Arc is burned at the stake as a heretic (More info)

1806 – Andrew Jackson kills Charles Dickinson in a duel after Dickinson accuses Jackson’s wife of bigamy (More info)

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Bonnie And Clyde: Killed In Bienville Parish, 1934

Today marks the anniversary of the death of one of the country's most notorious couples:  Bonnie Elizabeth Parker and Clyde Chestnut Barrow.

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This Day in History for May 13 – Pope John Paul II Shot and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1940 – Winston Churchill gives his first speech as prime minister, saying, “I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears and sweat” (More info)

1958 – During a visit to Caracas, Venezuela, Vice President Richard Nixon’s car is attacked by anti-American demonstrators (More info)

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Is Mega-Millions Winner A Businessman From Lafayette, Louisiana?

So, this is the rumor I'm starting:  A businessman from Lafayette, Louisiana, was in the Northeast (presumably on a business trip) when he decided to go into a convenience store to purchase a Coors Light and a Mega-Millions ticket.

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This Day in History for March 26 – Egypt–Israel Peace Treaty Signed and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1945 – The battle of Iwo Jima ends (More info)

1979 – Anwar al-Sadat, Menachem Begin and Jimmy Carter sign the Israel-Egypt Peace Treaty (More info)

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This Day in History for March 18 – Hitler and Mussolini Meet and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1766 – The British Parliament repeals the Stamp Act (More info)

1850 – American Express is founded by Henry Wells and William Fargo (More info)

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Alberto E. Rodriguez / Jason Merritt, Getty Images
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Celebrity Birthdays for March 18 – Queen Latifah, Adam Levine and More

Here’s a look at some notable birthdays being celebrated today:

Queen Latifah
Age: 42
Occupation: Singer, Rapper and Actress
Known For: Successful 1990s rap singles like ‘Ladies First’ and ‘U.N.I.T.Y.,’ starring on the sitcom ‘Living Single,’ her Oscar-nominated role in ‘Chicago,’ other films including ‘Living Out Loud,’ ‘Beauty Shop’ and ‘Hairspray,’ and her departure into more mainstream music with ‘The Dana Owens Album’

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Frazer Harrison, Getty Images
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Celebrity Birthdays for January 26 – Eddie Van Halen, Ellen DeGeneres and More

Here’s a look at some notable birthdays being celebrated today:

Eddie Van Halen
Age: 57
Occupation: Guitar God
Known For: Being one of the most influential, original, and talented rock guitarists of the 20th century, co-founding the legendary band Van Halen, songs like ‘Runnin’ with the Devil,’ ‘Jump’ and ‘Right Now,’ and a former marriage to lookalike actress Valerie Bertinelli

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Wikimedia Commons
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This Day in History for January 26 – Australia Founded and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1788 – Captain Arthur Phillip guides a fleet of 11 British ships carrying convicts to the colony of New South Wales, effectively founding Australia (More info)

1961 – President John F. Kennedy appoints Janet Travell as his personal physician, making her the first woman in history to hold the post (More info)

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Astrid Stawiarz / Jason Merritt, Getty Images
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Celebrity Birthdays for December 29 – Mary Tyler Moore, Ted Danson and More

Here’s a look at some notable birthdays being celebrated today:

Mary Tyler Moore
Age: 75
Occupation: Actress
Known For: Her iconic sitcom work including playing Laura Petrie on ‘The Dick Van Dyke Show’ and Mary Richards on ‘The Mary Tyler Moore Show,’ her Oscar-nominated turn in ‘Ordinary People,’ being an animal-rights activist, and being a longtime sufferer of diabetes

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Hulton Archive, Getty Images
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This Day in History for December 29 – Thomas Becket Assassinated and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1170 – Thomas Becket, Archbishop of Canterbury, is assassinated inside Canterbury Cathedral by knights acting on the orders of King Henry II (More info)

1851 – The first YMCA in the US opens in Boston, Massachusetts (More info)

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