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This Day in History for August 19 – Germany Elects Hitler and More

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1812 – The American frigate USS Constitution earns the nickname “Old Ironsides” after defeating the British frigate HMS Guerriere off the coast of Nova Scotia, Canada (More info)

1909 – The first race is held at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, the home of the Indianapolis 500 (More info)

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This Day in History for August 11 – Watts Riots Begin and More

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1929 – Babe Ruth becomes the first baseball player to hit 500 home runs in his career with a home run at League Park in Cleveland, Ohio (More info)

1934 – The first civilian prisoners arrive at the Federal prison on Alcatraz Island (More info)

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Here’s The Proof – Guys Lie More Than Women

"I'll give you a call"..."You haven't changed a bit"..."40 is the new 30"...we all do it --- the telling of untruths.

We all do it --- the telling of untruths.

From little white fibs to bold-faced lies, we all stretch the truth a number of times each day. But which gender tells more lies, and what are the most common falsehoods?

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This Day in History for August 4 – Anne Frank Captured and More

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1892 – The parents of Lizzie Borden are found murdered in their Fall River, Massachusetts home (More info)

1944 – A tip from a Dutch informer leads Nazis to a sealed-off area in an Amsterdam warehouse where they find and arrest Jewish diarist Anne Frank, her family, and four others (More info)

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This Day in History for August 3 – NBA Formed and More

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1492 – Christopher Columbus sets sail from Palos de la Frontera, Spain (More info)

1900 – The Firestone Tire & Rubber Company is founded (More info)

1949 – The National Basketball Association is formed (More info)

1972 – The United States Senate rat

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This Day in History for July 26 – USPS Established and More

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1775 – Congress establishes the United States Post Office and names Benjamin Franklin the first US Postmaster General (More info)

1908 – The Office of the Chief Examiner, which later becomes the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), is created (More info)

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Unable to find a traditional model for his revealing swimsuit, Réard employed 19-year-old nude dancer Micheline Bernardini to model his bikini at at a beauty contest in Paris. Credit: Getty Images
Unable to find a traditional model for his revealing swimsuit, Réard employed 19-year-old nude dancer Micheline Bernardini to model his bikini at at a beauty contest in Paris. Credit: Getty Images
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Secrets of the Bikini: A History Guide

Though the bikini made waves when it first appeared in the late 1940s, the origins of the revealing two-piece date back much further. Similar garments were worn by female Grecian athletes as far back as 1400 BC, while primitive artworks from Asian Minor push the garment back another 4000 years. 

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This Day in History for July 18 – Disneyland Opens and More

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64 – A great begins that ultimately destroys most of Rome (More info)

1925 – Adolf Hitler publishes the first volume of his personal manifesto, ‘Mein Kampf’ (More info)

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The 10 Cities You’re Most Likely to Lose Your Cell Phone in and More Surprising Missing-Mobile Facts

Many of us are so beholden to our cellphones that having one go missing makes us want to put an ad on a milk carton.

In this nifty infographic, mobile security firm Lookout reveals the cities and scenarios under which people most often lose their phones — and the likelihood of getting one back unscathed if it happens.

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This Day in History for July 14

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1789 – The storming and destruction of Bastille marks the beginning of the French Revolution (More info)

1798 – The Sedition Act becomes law in the United States, making it a federal crime to write, publish or utter false or malicious statements about the US government (More info)

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This Day in History for July 13

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1863 – In New York City, opponents of the draft begin three days of rioting which will be later regarded as the worst in US history (More info)

1923 – The Hollywood Sign is officially dedicated in the hills above Los Angeles; it originally reads Hollywoodland but the four last letters are dropped after a 1949 renovation (More info)

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This Day in History for July 12

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1543 – King Henry VIII of England marries his sixth and last wife, Catherine Parr, at Hampton Court Palace (More info)

1812 – The United States invades Canada at Windsor, Ontario (More info)

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