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Did The Internet Blackout Stop SOPA & PIPA

 

There was both victory and defeat as what will surely go down in history as "Internet Blackout 2012" wound to a close last night.

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Walter Cronkite Breaks News of JFK Assassination — This Week In History [VIDEO]

It was 48 years ago yesterday that JFK was shot and killed while traveling in a motorcade in Texas. Shortly after the terrible incident, CBS News interrupted a broadcast of ‘As the World Turns’ and Walter Cronkite broke the news to a shocked nation.

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Wikipedia Commons
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The History Behind Labor Day

What’s not to love about Labor Day? A long weekend, BBQs and parades — really, no responsibilities except for having a great time and toasting the end of summer. But what exactly does Labor Day celebrate?

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Giant WildWest Fundraiser Coming to Gibson County Fairgrounds

Fans of classic western movies are sure to enjoy a very special event coming to the Gibson County Fairgrounds.

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This Day in History for June 23 – Burger Sworn In and More

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

1868 – Christopher Latham Sholes receives a patent for the typewriter (More info)

1969 – Warren E. Burger is sworn in as Chief Justice of the US Supreme Court by retiring Chief Justice Earl Warren (More info)

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The White House, Getty Images
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This Day in History for June 21 – John Hinckley Verdict and More

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

1788 – The US Constitution is ratified and goes into effect (More info)

1915 – The US Supreme Court hands down its decision in Guinn v. United States, striking down an Oklahoma law denying the right to vote to some citizens (More info)

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Commodore 64 Making a Comeback

The Commodore 64, the classic personal computer from the eight-bit '80s, is making a comeback. Sort of.

Later this month, Commodore USA will be releasing a computing system that looks just like

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New U.S. 231 Opens In Spencer County

A road that's been on the drawing board for over 40 years is now a reality.

The new four-lane U.S. 231 through Spencer County, Ind. opened Tuesday following an afternoon ribbon-cutting ceremony attended by Gov

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Supercut Alert ‹ A Short History of Product Placement
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Supercut Alert — A Short History of Product Placement [VIDEO]

Product placement has been a part of TV and movies since their beginnings, and finally someone's put together a video montage of laughably obvious placement moments  — for historical purposes, of course. Fred and Wilma Flintstone split a pack of Winstons while Bugs Bunny unironically urges the children of America to drink the Kool-Aid.

They're not all really product placements — some are just ads — but it's still a cool and creepy trip through the history of subliminal (and not so subliminal) marketing.Check it out after the jump:

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