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This Day In History – December 30

1853 Gasden Purchase treaty was signed  The Gadsden Purchase was a transcation betweeen the United States & Mexico in which the US purchased a 29,640-square-mile region of present-day southern Arizona and southwestern New Mexico  The purchase was the last territorial acquisition in the contiguous United States to add a large area to the country  1940 California’s first [...]

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2015 National Geographic Photo Contest Winners

And a winner has been selected! This year, more than 13,000 photographs were submitted to National Geographic’s annual photo contest This stunning image of an anti-cyclonic tornado was the grand prize winner. Captured by James Smart, the photo shows a monster of a tornado infused with brown dust as it sweeps through open farmland — [...]

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This Day In History – December 29

1845 Happy Birthday to Texas How do you know you've met a Texan?!...because they always let you know they're from Texas! 1910 The NCAA was founded!  In the early 1900s, college football was a brutal game. Many schools wanted football to be abolished from intercollegiate athletics In early December 1905, the Intercollegiate Athletic Association of the [...]

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This Day In History – December 28

1942 R.O. Sullivan crossed the Atlantic Ocean for the 100th time ...100 times! He must really love Europe! 1958 Happy birthday to Joe Diffie!  Joe Logan Diffie was born on December 28, 1958 in Tulsa, Oklahoma 1981 Elizabeth Jordan Carr was born in Norfolk, Virginia Ms. Carr was the first American test-tube baby She was the [...]

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This Day In History – December 24

1818 Franz Gruber of Oberndorf, Germany composed the music for Silent Night to words written by Josef Mohr The traditional song was sung for the first time during Midnight Mass this night 1867 It was Christmas Eve that R.H. Macy’s department store in New York City remained open until midnight to catch last-minute shoppers. The store took in a record $6,000, giving itself a very [...]

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Rudolph’s Shiny Red Nose May Be Tied To Eyes That Glow Blue

Rudolph's shiny red nose can really help him see in the fog because of reindeers’ blue eyes.   Experts say reindeers’ eyes have a reflective tissue changes from a golden color during the summer to a deep blue in winter. They say this would be a distinct disadvantage on a foggy Christmas Eve because fog [...]

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Top Tips to Healthy Drinking This Christmas

When it comes to alcohol, some choices are better for you than others. Nutritionist Charlotte Watts has offered her top tips on how to drink smart for your health, this holiday season. RED WINE - THE DEEPER THE BETTER Quality is key. In red wine, the deeper the color, the higher the amount of antioxidants [...]

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Santa Claus is comin’ to town: Track Santa in real-time!

He's checked his list, and he's checked it twice. It's too late; he already knows who's naughty or nice! The ole jolly elf known as Santa Claus is currently moving at the speed of light to deliver lots of goodies to all the little boys and girls around the world... Where is he at this [...]

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