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Mar 31, 2016

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The Eiffel Tower illuminated in the colors of the French Flag following the terrorist attacks of Nov. 13, 2015 (Photo by Christophe Meneboeuf [] via Wikimedia Commons)

On this date in 1889, the Eiffel Tower opened.

Here are some things you may not have known about the Paris landmark.

It was...

Mar 30, 2016


On this date in 1964, “Jeopardy!” debuted on NBC.

Here are some things you may not have known about the long-running game show.

The original incarnation ran as part of NBC’s daytime schedule. It was hosted by Art Fleming with announcer Don Pardo. This version of the show ran for 11 seasons and 2,753 episodes...

Mar 29, 2016


Today is the 130th anniversary of the creation of the first batch of Coca-Cola.

Here are some things you may not know about the world’s most popular soft drink.

John Pemberton, a former colonel in the Confederate Army, became addicted to morphine to ease the pain of battle injuries. He worked as a pharmacist and...

Mar 28, 2016


On this date in 1797, Nathaniel Griggs of New Hampshire was granted the first American patent for a washing machine.

Here are some things you may not have known about washing machines.

Before the invention of washing machines, washing clothes by hand was a laborious and time-consuming undertaking. It consisted of...

Mar 27, 2016

Mary Mallon, also known as Typhoid Mary, was quarantined on March 27, 1915.

Here are a few things you might not know about Typhoid Mary, the first person identified as a healthy carrier of typhoid fever:

One: She worked as a cook for eight families in New York before her first quarantine, seven of the families had...