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Stones take the stage and King Henry takes his last bride

On July 12 in :


1962, The Rolling Stones perform their first concert, at the Marquee Club in London, England;


1817, Henry David Thoreau is born; 


1543, King Henry VIII of England marries his sixth and last wife, Catherine Parr, at Hampton Court Palace;


1862, The Medal of Honor is authorized by the United States Congress and in


1804, Former United States Secretary of the Treasury, Alexander Hamilton, dies a day after being shot in a duel. 

A perfect 10 and Mein Kampf is published

On July 18 in:


1817, Jane Austen dies at the age of 42;


1976, Nadia Comaneci became the first person in Olympic history to score a perfect 10 in gymnastics at the Summer Games;


1870, The First Vatican Council decrees the dogma of papal infallibility;


1925, Adolf Hitler publishes his personal manifesto Mein Kampf; and in


1969,  After a party on Chappaquiddick Island, Senator Ted Kennedy drives a car off a bridge and his passenger, Mary Jo Kopechne, dies. 

Henry VIII, Jane Austen, and the largest snowflakes in the world

On January 28 in 1547, Henry VIII dies. His son, Edward VI, becomes King.

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Birth of a Rolling Stone and a premiere of a classic

On December 18 in: 1777, The United States celebrates its first Thanksgiving, marking the recent victory by the Americans over British forces in the Battle...

Word of the day


(verb) to complain loudly or angrily

The collectiion: Books

Silkworm - Robert Galbraith

This book is the second in a new mystery series by J.K. Rowling writing under the pseudonym Robert Galbraith. We again follow Private Detective Cormoran...

Kids cook

Roasted Tomato Soup with Grilled Cheese Croutons

The flavor of the freshly roasted tomatoes in this soup makes it so much tastier than store-bought. (Look for tomatoes marked "RIPE" they are often on...

New DVD5


Helix is an intense thriller about a team of scientists from the Centers for Disease Control that travels to a high-tech research facility in the Arctic...

Quotation of the day

Judy Garland

Always be a first-rate version of yourself, instead of a second-rate version of somebody else.


Interesting things


Ever hear of Dronestagram? It's dedicated to videos and photographs taken with drones.

The collection: Music

Blue Smoke - Dolly Parton

Singer, songwriter, musician, actress and philanthropist Dolly Parton is proud to release her new album "Blue Smoke." The album reflects the character...

Science fair

T.P. Shooters

You can use ping pong balls or marshmallows as amo for these cool shooters.What you will need:2 toilet-paper tubes (or 1 paper-towel tube, cut in half...
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