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The Theft That Made Mona Lisa Super-Famous

When the Italian government made their official announcement that they’d recovered the Mona Lisa—missing for two years—it was December 13, 1913. The French authorities,…

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How the Childhood of Walt Disney Shaped the Whole Disney Brand

Most fans know Walt Disney for the man he became, for the result of his life’s work. Few know about the impressionable, artistic boy…

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The Tragic Romance of Lucy and Desi

One of Hollywood’s most famous romances remains that of Lucille Ball and Design Arnaz. The pair wed on November 30, 1940. Lucy, 28 at…

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Santa Claus Came to Town For the First Time Thanksgiving 1932

Written in 1932, it was Thanksgiving Day in 1934, the 22 of November, when the world first heard “Santa Claus is Coming to Town.”…

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That Time Humans Discovered Antarctica

At the southern edge of Earth, on November 17, 1820, Nathaniel B. Palmer “discovered” Antarctica from the European version of history, but he may…

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That November Day the October Revolution Ignited Russia

100 years ago, on November 7, 1917, the Bolsheviks rose up against the Russian leadership to depose the failing, interim government. The former Russian…

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Why Mexico Celebrates Day of the Dead Instead of Halloween

As the western world gears up every year for trick or treaters, one country blends a traditional custom with Catholic influences. While Halloween, more…

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Dumbo Was the Surprise Hit America Needed in 1941 and Still Wants Today

It’s been only a few months since Tim Burton announced that Disney greenlit his live-action production of Dumbo. In case you’ve been in a…

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The Day the U.S. Flag Went Up in Puerto Rico

One hundred and nineteen years ago, October 18, 1898, the last Spanish troops in Puerto Rico boarded ships for home. It was the first…

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The Problems With the Super Deadly 1737 Calcutta Earthquake

By accounts of 18th century sailors, in 1737, a massive earthquake in Calcutta not only leveled the city on October 11, it ended the…

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