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This Day in History for June 27 – Stonewall Uprising and More

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

1844 – Joseph Smith, Jr., founder of the Latter Day Saint movement, and his brother Hyrum Smith are murdered by a mob at the Carthage, Illinois jail (More info)

1898 – The first solo circumnavigation of the globe is completed by Joshua Slocum from Briar Island, Nova Scotia (More info)

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Wikipedia.org
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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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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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Celebration Set for World’s Longest-Burning Light Bulb

Let there be light!

A celebration honoring the anniversary of a light bulb that has been on for 110 years at a fire station in Livermore, California will take place this weekend.

The 60-watt light, which is only powered to four watts, was turned on in 1901 and has been burning up like a Lady Gaga song ever since.

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5 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Easter

We imagine that at this point in the spring season, you've stocked up on loads of chocolate (or are anticipating a victorious post-Easter candy sale), faux grass and enough hardboiled eggs to live off of for the next six months. You've probably even posed with the Easter bunny, or at least passed one or two in the mall. But do you know why Easter is affiliated with such unique traditions?

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