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Streaker Crashes the Academy Awards — Today in History

On April 1, 1974, Robert Opel was just a photographer and art gallery owner. On April 2nd, he became a legend when he ran across stage butt naked during the 46th Academy Awards. 

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It’s Fred Rogers’ Birthday So Let’s Celebrate With Some Classic ‘Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood’ Clips

At one point in time, everybody knew Mr. Rogers. It was almost impossible to turn on the television and not catch Fred throwing on his signature cardigan or Bobo shoes and teaching people about the way bread is made or why dogs are constantly sticking their noses up one another's anus

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This Day in History — Carol Heiss Wins Olympic Women’s Figure Skating Medal While Being a Babe

There's something about the early 60s, man -- we love midcentury babes. On this day 1960, this one became a champion.

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This Day in History — Brooklyn Dodgers Hire Emmett Kelly as Mascot

On this day in 1957, the Brooklyn Dodgers announced that they had hired the infamous circus clown Emmett Kelly to entertain their fans at games. (Read: On this day in history, a lot of people developed a debilitating phobia at a friendly afternoon baseball game in Brooklyn.)

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This Day in History — First Can of Beer is Sold

It's almost the weekend, which is my favorite time to crack open a can of...well, if I'm honest, these days it's usually PBR. Times are tough, but not as tough as they probably were before this day in 1935, when the Gottfried Krueger Brewing Company delivered it's first batch of 2,000 cans of Krueger's Finest Beer and Cream Ale to one of my favorite cities in America: the dirty river city of Richmond, VA.

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This Day in History — China Discovered Feathered Dinosaurs

I'll never forget the feeling I had on January 22, 2003, when I learned that Chinese scientists had found dinosaur fossils with four feathered wings. That feeling was: awesome.

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This Day in History for August 10 – Smithsonian Established and More

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

1793 – The Louvre officially opens in Paris (More info)

1846 – The Smithsonian Institution is chartered by the United States Congress (More info)

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This Day in Sports History — June 18

Here are just some of the notable sports moments that happened on June 18:

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This Day in Sports History — June 14

Here are just some of the notable sports moments that happened on June 14:

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This Day in Sports History — June 12

Here are just some of the notable sports moments that happened on June 12:

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