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Big Day for the Bull Moose

Diamond Images/Getty Images The election season might just now be getting into full swing, but another presidential race has captivated much of the nation recently. For the last seven years, one of our former presidents has tasted defeat in over 500 races—until yesterday. That’s right—Teddy Roosevelt finally won the Presidents Race during the fourth inning […]

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5 Would-Be U.S. States

Today’s 50 U.S. states weren’t the only contenders for admission to the Union. In fact, a number of upstart territories—often with recognized flags, leaders and systems of government—just missed out on statehood at various points in the nation’s history. Find out more about these would-be states that failed to get their star on the American […]

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6 Notoriously Bad Mothers-in-Law

Did You Know? In 19th-century British slang, the term “mother-in-law” was used for old and bitter ale. Is the woman who raised your spouse nosy, critical or just plain annoying? Chances are she doesn’t hold a candle to this group of six famously difficult mothers-in-law. It includes Madge Gates Wallace, who never considered Harry Truman […]

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8 Legendary Duels

Did You Know? Though duels were common in the 19th century, there was nothing conventional about what took place on May 3, 1808, when two Frenchmen clashed over a dancer known as Mademoiselle Tirevit. They took their rivalry to the skies over Paris by entering separate hot air balloons and attempting to shoot one another […]

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