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This Day in History for January 5 – Golden Gate Bridge Construction Begins and More

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

1643 – The first legal divorce in the American colonies takes place (More info)

1925 – Nellie Tayloe Ross of Wyoming becomes the first female governor in the United States (More info)

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This Day in History for January 4 – Pelosi Becomes First Female Speaker and More

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

1847 – Samuel Colt sells his first revolver pistol to the United States government (More info)

1965 – President Lyndon B. Johnson proclaims his “Great Society” during his State of the Union address (More info)

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This Day in History for January 3 – Apple Computer Incorporated and More

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

1870 – The construction of the Brooklyn Bridge begins (More info)

1938 – The March of Dimes is established by President Franklin D. Roosevelt (More info)

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This Day in History for January 2 – 55 MPH Speed Limit Enacted and More

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1935 – Bruno Hauptmann goes on trial for the murder of Charles Lindbergh, Jr., infant son of aviator Charles Lindbergh (More info)

1942 – In the largest espionage case in United States history, the FBI convicts 33 members of the Duquesne Spy Ring (More info)

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Worst Malfunction Ever Cheats Man Out of $57 Million Jackpot

Most slot machines these days are run on computer chips, which means that just like your trusty laptop, they’re bound to fail on occasion.

That’s what happened to Behar Merlaku, who thought he’d won a $57 million jackpot, only to learn a software error voided his big score.

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This Day in History for December 19 – House Votes to Impeach Clinton and More

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

1776 – Thomas Paine publishes one of a series of pamphlets in the Pennsylvania Journal titled ‘The American Crisis’ (More info)

1777 – George Washington’s Continental Army goes into winter quarters at Valley Forge, Pennsylvania (More info)

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Virginia Tech Submits to Lockdown as Unidentified Gunman Roams Campus

Virginia Tech appears to be reliving its worst nightmare as reports of a shooting have placed the university under lockdown.

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Pearl Harbor Day 2011 – We Remember [VIDEO]

Today marks the 70th anniversary of the 'day that will live in infamy'.

2403 brave men and women lost their lives on December 7th, 1941.  To many, unfortunately, it's just a number.

I was able to find a video which scrolls the names of all who were killed...it certainly gives you a better personal appreciation of the loss of life.

That video and another video honoring the day follow the jump.  

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Facebook Bans the Town of Effin, Ireland for Having an Obscene Name

A woman in Ireland is unable to list the name of her hometown on her Facebook profile because it’s Effin, Ireland. Not “f***in’ Ireland”… Effin, Ireland.

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Take A Look At The World’s Largest And Most Intricate Train Models [VIDEO]

It takes a giant computer room complete with over 40 monitors to keep track of all of the models and their interactions.  You have to watch the video to truly appreciate how amazingly intricate these models are. 

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Former New York State Worker Dangles from Bridge With Protest Banner [VIDEO]

On Monday morning, Michael A. Davitt, a former New York State employee and known rabblerouser, delayed traffic on the Tappan Zee bridge in Rockland County. As a form of protest, he unfurled a rope ladder from the bridge and sat for hours with a 24-foot banner that accused county officials of a “cover-up.”

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President Obama Announces US Troops Will Be Out of Iraq by Year’s End [VIDEO]

In a White House briefing held Friday, President Obama announced the remaining American troops in Iraq will be home by the end of the year, closing a war effort there that has killed more than 4,400 US servicepeople and wounded 32,000 more since 2003.

“After nine years, America’s war in Iraq will be over,” the president said.

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