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Independence Day Was Actually July 2nd

Everything you think you know about Independence Day — July 4th — might be wrong. And it starts with: we didn’t declare independence from England on July 4th. It was actually July 2nd.
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It's National Pancake Day! How Flapjacks Have Evolved Over the Last 30,000 Years

We can all appreciate a plate of delicious, fluffy pancakes, especially on National Pancake Day, which is on Sept. 26. But this simple breakfast delight has a complicated history. The first clues that people ate flour mixed with water was around 30,000 years ago. National Geographic says remnants...
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From Award Rejections to History-Making Winners: Here's a Look at Oscar Firsts

For decades the Academy Awards have been honoring the best the film industry has to offer and along the way, they have made history with some notable firsts. For example, in 1940, Hattie McDaniel became the first African American person to win an Oscar. She took home Best Supporting Actress for her...
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