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Relive these memorable events that happened on this day.
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This Day in History for June 14 – Stars & Stripes Adopted and More

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

1777 – The Stars and Stripes is adopted by Congress as the Flag of the United States (More info)

1789 – Whiskey distilled from maize is first produced by American clergyman the Rev. Elijah Craig (More info)

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This Day in History for June 13 – Thurgood Marshall Nominated and More

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

1966 – The US Supreme Court rules on Miranda v. Arizona, stating police must inform suspects of their rights before questioning them (More info)

1967 – US President Lyndon B. Johnson nominates Solicitor-General Thurgood Marshall to become the first black justice on the US Supreme Court (More info)

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You Know You Are From East Texas If “—“

East Texas is a great place to live. The only time we see snow is when the cable goes out on the television. Fishing is so highly regarded around here, the bass boats cost more than the pick-up that is pulling them. Gander Mountain is the Saks Fifth Avenue of the area. Folks around here are friendly and everyone always has a funny story about third cousin on their mothers' side. There are many a small town that makeup East Texas, including Tyler, Longview, Jacksonville, Lindale, Chandler, Whitehouse, Kilgore, Mineola and Marshall . But the question is -- How do you know if you are from a small East Texas town? Read on and find out.

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Relive these big moments in history that happened on this date.
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This Day in History for June 9 – Thousands Mourn Reagan and More

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

1898 - China agrees to lease Hong Kong to Britain for 99 years (More info)

1934 - Donald Duck makes his screen debut in 'The Wise Little Hen' (More info)

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Wednesday Is the Best Night of the Week to Get Lucky At a Bar: Study

If you're on the prowl for a one-night stand, you should head to your local drinking establishment on a Wednesday...

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Celebrity Birthdays for June 8 – Joan Rivers, Kanye West, Others

Here's a look at some notable birthdays being celebrated today:

Joan Rivers
Age: 78
Occupation: Comedienne
Known For: Scathing celebrity critiques and being a plastic surgeon's best friend

Kanye West
Age: 34
Occupation: Rapper
Known For: Smash albums like '808s and Heartbreak' and never letting anyone finish a sentence

Boz Scaggs
Age: 67
Occupation: Singer
Known For: Hits such as 'Lido Shuffle'

Bonnie Tyler
Age: 58
Occupation: Singer
Known For: 1980s anthem 'Total Eclipse of the Heart'

Keenan Ivory Wayans
Age: 53
Occupation: Comedian
Known For: The television series 'In Living Color'

Nick Rhodes
Age: 49
Occupation: Keyboardist for Duran Duran
Known For: Songs like 'Rio' and being heavy-handed with the eyeliner

Robert Platus
Age: 46
Occupation: Fraudster
Known For: Being half of the infamous lip-syncing duo Milli Vanilli

Julianna Margulies
Age: 45
Occupation: Actress
Known For: Starring on 'ER' and 'The Good Wife'

Gabrielle Giffords
Age: 41
Occupation: Politician
Known For: Narrowly escaping with her life after a lunatic shot up her meet-and-greet on January 8, 2011

Lindsay Davenport
Age: 35
Occupation: Professional Tennis Player
Known For: Winning three Grand Slam singles tournaments and an Olympic gold medal

Maria Menounos
Age: 33
Occupation: Television Presenter
Known For: Appearances as a correspondent for 'Today' and 'Access Hollywood'

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This Day in History for June 8 – MLK Assassin Arrested and More

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

1861 – Tennessee became the 11th (and last) state to secede from the Union (More info)

1949 – George Orwell's '1984' is published (More info)

1966 - A merger between the National Football League and the American Football League is announced; it takes effect in 1970. (More info)

1968 - James Earl Ray, Martin Luther King, Jr.'s assassin, is arrested (More info)

1992 – The first World Oceans Day is celebrated, coinciding with the Earth Summit held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (More info)

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US Named Funniest Country; Germany Named Least Funny

Maybe we should work on exporting some knock-knock jokes.

The US has been named the funniest country in a Badoo.com survey of 30,000 people from 15 nations around the globe, while Germany - long known for its poor sense of humor - kept up the stereotype by finishing at the bottom.

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This Day in History for June 7, 2011

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

1654 – Louis XIV becomes King of France (More info)

1776 - Richard Henry Lee of Virginia introduces a resolution in the Continental Congress proposing a Declaration of Independence (More info)

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