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Dinosaur Footprints Excavated From NASA’s Backyard

The coolest thing we've ever found behind the house was a cigar box with our dad's stash in it, so this NASA find is pretty exciting.

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This Day in History — King Leopold Decides to Claim The Congo as His ‘Personal Possession,’ and Everyone is OK With it For Some Reason

On this day in1885 some doofus from Belgium named King Leopold II decided to claim the Congo Free State -- a large area in Central Africa -- as "his," which is apparently something you could decide in the 1800s.

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King Richard III
University of Leicester

Bones of 15th-Century Monarch King Richard III Found Under Car Park

In September, British researchers believed they had made a pretty startling discovery while digging under a car park in Leicester, which is about 100 miles southeast of London.

They had come upon what they thought were the remains of King Richard III, who died fighting the forces of Henry Tudor at the Battle of Bosworth in 1485. He is the last English monarch to die during war.

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Patty Hearst Released From Prison

This Day in History — Patty Hearst is Released From Prison

On February 1,1979 Patty Hearst -- a young woman made famous after being brainwashed by her kidnappers and robbing a bank -- was released from prison after serving 22 months for robbing a bank with her captors.

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Ed Koch
Jemal Countess/Getty Images

Mayor Ed Koch Led New York City Through Challenges of ’70s, ’80s

Ed Koch, the mayor of New York City from 1978-1989, passed away Friday morning from congestive heart failure at New York-Presbyterian Columbia Hospital. He was 88 years old.

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Ben Gabbe, Getty Images
Ben Gabbe, Getty Images

Grand Central is 100 Years Old + Celebrating

It is an iconic New York City landmark. Even if you have never been there in person, you probably have seen it in movies and TV, Grand Central Station. Grand Central Station is celebrating its centennial

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Emmett Kelly Brooklyn Dodgers

This Day in History — Brooklyn Dodgers Hire Emmett Kelly as Mascot

On this day in 1957, the Brooklyn Dodgers announced that they had hired the infamous circus clown Emmett Kelly to entertain their fans at games. (Read: On this day in history, a lot of people developed a debilitating phobia at a friendly afternoon baseball game in Brooklyn.)

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History Vikings Trailer

History’s ‘Vikings’ Trailer: New Footage Takes Us Into the West

Unaccustomed to seeing historical fiction on the History Channel as we are, History's 'Vikings' seems more and more an intriguing new series worthy of carving out a new place in the TV pantheon. The original series will hit TV screens on March 3, 2013, and apart from the teaser and photos we've seen, the network has issued the most real footage yet in the latest trailer for 'Vikings.' Will you watch Ragnar Lothbrok sail into the west? Check out the new trailer for Vikings inside, and judge for yourself!

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Space Frontiers, Getty Images
Space Frontiers, Getty Images

Anniversary of Challenger Expolosion: January 28, 1986

When I search for things to post about I usually go check the local newspapers, gossip sites like Pop Crush, TMZ or check this day in celebration, births and what happened on this date. This is one looking back on moment that I'm sure you''ll remember where you were when you got the news, if you're old enough to remember 27 years ago.

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This Day in History — First Can of Beer is Sold

It's almost the weekend, which is my favorite time to crack open a can of...well, if I'm honest, these days it's usually PBR. Times are tough, but not as tough as they probably were before this day in 1935, when the Gottfried Krueger Brewing Company delivered it's first batch of 2,000 cans of Krueger's Finest Beer and Cream Ale to one of my favorite cities in America: the dirty river city of Richmond, VA.

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