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This Day in History for December 28 – Pledge of Allegiance Adopted and More

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

1065 – Westminster Abbey is consecrated (More info)

1832 – John C. Calhoun becomes the first Vice President of the United States to resign (More info)

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This Day in History for December 27 – Radio City Music Hall Opens and More

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

1831 – Charles Darwin embarks on his journey aboard the HMS Beagle, during which he will begin to formulate the theory of evolution (More info)

1900 – Prohibitionist Carry Nation smashes up her first saloon, causing several thousand dollars in damage and landing in jail (More info)

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Celebrity Birthdays for October 7 – John Mellencamp, Simon Cowell, JayCee Falcon and More

Yo-Yo Ma, Toni Braxton.

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This Day in History for October 7 – California Elects Schwarzenegger and More

Edgar Allan Poe dies, ‘Cats’ opens on Broadway, The Motion Picture Association of America adopts its film-rating system

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Celebrity Birthdays for September 5 – Raquel Welch, Michael Keaton and More

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

Raquel Welch
Age: 71
Occupation: Actress
Known For: Wearing a fur bikini in 1967′s ‘One Million Years B.C.’ and the resulting poster that has adorned the walls of countless guys for decades, being a pitchwoman for Foster Grant, and her impossibly ageless beauty

Michael Keaton
Age: 60
Occupation: Actor
Known For: Roles in ‘Mr. Mom,’ ‘Beetlejuice,’ ‘Batman,’ and ‘Batman Returns,’ voiceover work in ‘Cars’ and ‘Toy Story 3,’ and a previous long-term relationship with actress Courteney Cox

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This Day in History for September 5 – First Continental Congress and More

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

1774 – First Continental Congress assembles in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (More info)

1836 – Sam Houston is elected as the first president of the Republic of Texas (More info)

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Celebrity Birthdays for August 28 – Shania Twain, Jack Black and More

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

Shania Twain
Age: 46
Occupation: Singer and Songwriter
Known For: Country/pop crossover hits such as ‘You’re Still the One,’ ‘That Don’t Impress Me Much,’ and ‘Man! I Feel Like a Woman!,’ five Grammy awards, her divorce from music producer Mutt Lange after he had an affair with her best friend, and her recent karmic-justice marriage to that former friend’s ex-husband

Jack Black
Age: 42
Occupation: Actor, Comedian, and Musician
Known For: Roles in films such as ‘High Fidelity’ and ‘The School of Rock,’ and being half of the musical comedy duo known as Tenacious D

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Brad Barket, Getty Images
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This Day in History for August 28 – Gorbachev Resigns and More

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

1867 – During World War II, the United States takes possession of the then-unoccupied Midway Atoll (More info)

1963 – At the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, Martin Luther King, Jr. gives his ‘I Have a Dream’ speech (More info)

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Kevin Winter / Chung Sung-Jun, Getty Images
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Celebrity Birthdays for August 23 – Shelley Long, Kobe Bryant and More

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

Shelley Long
Age: 62
Occupation: Actress
Known For: Her Emmy Award-winning role as snooty Diane Chambers on the iconic hit TV series ‘Cheers,’ and playing mom Carol Brady in ‘The Brady Bunch’ movie franchise

Kobe Bryant
Age: 33
Occupation: Professional Basketball Player
Known For: Five NBA championships with the Los Angeles Lakers, multiple MVP awards, and a 2003 sexual assault charge

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David Livingston / Kevin Winter, Getty Images
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Celebrity Birthdays for August 8 – Dustin Hoffman, Robin Quivers and More

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

Dustin Hoffman
Age: 74
Occupation: Actor
Known For: A half-century of work on stage and screen, including the films ‘The Graduate’ and ‘Tootsie,’ and Academy Awards for his roles in ‘Kramer vs. Kramer’ and ‘Rain Man’

Robin Quivers
Age: 58
Occupation: Radio Personality
Known For: Working with Howard Stern for almost three decades without punching him in the face every day

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Hulton Archive, Getty Images
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This Day in History for July 25 – Dylan Goes Electric and More

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

1946 – Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis stage their first show as a comedy team at Club 500 in Atlantic City, New Jersey (More info)

1965 – Bob Dylan goes electric as he plugs in at the Newport Folk Festival, signaling a major change in folk and rock music (More info)

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Celebrity Birthdays for July 25 – Matt LeBlanc, Michael Welch and More

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

Matt LeBlanc
Age: 44
Occupation: Actor
Known For: A decade playing dumb-but-sweet Joey Tribbiani on ‘Friends,’ and a current role on the Showtime series ‘Episodes’

Michael Welch
Age: 24
Occupation: Actor
Known For: Portraying Luke Girardi on the TV series ‘Joan of Arcadia’ and Mike Newton in the ‘Twilight’ film franchise

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