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Old 02-04-2010, 08:45 PM
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Cat scratch fever is a usually benign infectious disease caused by the intracellular bacterium Bartonella. It is most commonly found in children 12 weeks following a cat scratch or bite. It was first discovered in 1889 by Henri Parinaud.
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Cat scratch fever is a usually benign infectious disease caused by the intracellular bacterium Bartonella. It is most commonly found in children 12 weeks following a cat scratch or bite. It was first discovered in 1889 by Henri Parinaud.
Built in 1889, La Moulin Rouge was best known (once upon a time) for popularizing the Can-Can.
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Before the McGregor/Kidman musical, Moulin Rouge (which means "The Red Mill") was the title of a film starring Jose Ferrer as Tolouse-Lautrec.

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Old 02-04-2010, 09:11 PM
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The tin-plated steel can was patented in 1810. The can opener was not patented until 1858.
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Old 02-04-2010, 09:21 PM
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One of the famous Lincoln-Douglas Debates was held in Quincy, IL in 1858.
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At the 1921 dedication of the Lincoln Memorial, a shrine to the issuer of the Emancipation Proclamation, seating was segregated.
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In 1921, The RAF took over from the British Army in assuming policing duties in Iraq.
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1921 is the product of two Chen prime numbers, 17 and 113.

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Benjamin Franklin, printer and postmaster and statesman and scientist, was the 15th of 17 children.

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Old 02-04-2010, 10:39 PM
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Tennessee was formed from land that was previously planned to be the State of Franklin.
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Old 02-04-2010, 10:50 PM
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The capital of Tennessee is Nashville, home of the Grand Ole Opry.
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Jim Denny, the manager of the Grand Ole Opry, told Elvis after his one and only appearance on the Opry that he should go back to driving a truck.
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Jim Denny, the manager of the Grand Ole Opry, told Elvis after his one and only appearance on the Opry that he should go back to driving a truck.
Denny McLain was the last major league pitcher to win 30 games in a season.
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Old 02-04-2010, 11:26 PM
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Denny McLain was the last major league pitcher to win 30 games in a season.
Lou Boudreau, Denny McLain's twice-father-in-law, was the last player-manager to win the World Series, with the Cleveland Indians in 1948.

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Cleveland, Ohio, was originally spelled Cleaveland (emphasis mine) in honor of General Moses Cleaveland. (Accounts vary as to why the a was dropped but some say it was because a newspaper printer had to take out a letter for space.)

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During the Sack of Lawrence (Kansas) on May 21, 1856, a pro-slavery posse destroyed the presses and other equipment of the local newspaper printers.
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Hardcore followers of Insane Clown Posse are known as Juggalos or Juggalettes.
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Serial killer John Wayne Gacy was known for throwing block parties and entertaining children in his neighborhood while dressed as "Pogo" the clown.
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Old 02-05-2010, 02:04 AM
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In 1978, the United States Secret Service investigated and approved John Wayne Gacy to be photographed with Rosalynn Carter while she was visiting Chicago for its annual Polish Constitution Day parade. Gacy was directing the parade.

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The U.S. Secret Service Division was created on July 5, 1865 in Washington, D.C., to suppress counterfeit currency.
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Old 02-05-2010, 05:19 AM
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Paper currency first came into use in ancient China, when merchants found that they were unable to continue to carry all of their money, all coins, because they were simply too heavy. In the 600s, the first circulating paper money came into use due to a copper shortage that made it impossible to mint new coins.
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Old 02-05-2010, 06:15 AM
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In 1943, due to wartime copper shortages, the US Mint made pennies out of steel.
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The Pittsburgh Steelers have won six Super Bowls.
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Old 02-05-2010, 07:51 AM
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The super bowl of the Arecibo Observatory, at 305 meters in diameter, is the largest focusing dish on Earth.
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Old 02-05-2010, 08:11 AM
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New Orleans has hosted the most Super Bowls, with 7.
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Andrew Jackson's forces won a decisive victory over British forces at the Battle of New Orleans in 1814. Ironically, the war had already been concluded by the Treaty of Ghent.
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Old 02-05-2010, 08:55 AM
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Johnny Horton's song, The Battle of New Orleans was released in 1959. Horton was killed in 1960 in a head-on crash with a drunk driver. At the time, he was married to Billie Jean Jones, the widow of Hank Williams, Sr.
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Old 02-05-2010, 08:58 AM
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The Battle of New Orleans was a 1959 #1 hit on both the pop and country charts in for Johnny Horton and won him a Grammy for Best Country & Western Recording. In 1953, Horton had married Billie Jean Jones, widow of Hank Williams; in 1960 he was killed in a head-on collision with a drunk driver.

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Old 02-05-2010, 09:14 AM
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Horton the elephant hatched an egg that had been abandoned by a lazy mother bird named Mayzie.
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Old 02-05-2010, 09:19 AM
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Horton Plaza is a shopping mall in San Diego's "Gaslamp Quarter".
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Old 02-05-2010, 09:56 AM
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San Diego's Balboa Park has a theater modeled on William Shakespeare's Globe Theatre.
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Rocky Balboa is the boxer played by Sylvester Stallone in 6 movies from 1976 to 2006. Stallone was the writer of the first film, which won 3 Oscars.
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The Mission San Diego de Alcala was the southernmost stop on El Camino Real, aka the Mission Trail, in California.

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The Mission San Diego de Alcala was the southernmost stop on El Camino Real, aka the Mission Trail, in California.
Father Junipero Serra, the founder of the Mission San Diego de Alcala, was beatified by Pope John Paul II in 1988
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Zorro is the secret identity of Don Diego de la Vega.
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John Travolta played Vincent Vega in the movie Pulp Fiction.
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Vincent Van Gogh was played by Kirk Douglas in "Lust for Life."
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Old 02-05-2010, 10:48 AM
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The Iggy Pop tune "Lust for Life" was used in a cruise line commercial.
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Old 02-05-2010, 11:06 AM
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So was Kathy Lee Gifford's "If They Could See Me Now".
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Kathy Lee Crosby played a non-powered Wonder Woman in a 1974 TV movie.
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Bing Crosby first sang "White Christmas" in the movie "Holiday Inn".
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The original Holiday Inn was named after the Bing Crosby movie as a joke by the architect.
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Old 02-05-2010, 11:28 AM
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The name Holiday Inn was coined by the architect that designed a hotel for Kemmons Wilson, who founded the chain when he was disappointed in the quality and consistency of accommodation available along the roads during a trip to DC. It was intended as a joke, but the name stuck.

A bit late, that's what I get for wordsmithing.

The main character in How I Met Your Mother is Ted Mosby, who turned to teaching Architecture after failing as an Architect.

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Washington D.C's Union Station is the second busiest train station in the United States, after Penn Station in New York.
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Old 02-05-2010, 11:38 AM
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Union Station in St Louis is where the famous "Dewey Defeats Truman" photo was taken.
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After leaving office, US President Harry Truman refused any corporate positions or paid endorsements on the grounds that they would devalue the presidency.
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The Truman Show was a movie starring Jim Carrey, Laura Linney, and Ed Harris.
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The Truman Show was a movie starring Jim Carrey, Laura Linney, and Ed Harris.
The character of Dill in "To Kill a Mockingbird" was based on Harper Lee's childhood friend Truman Capote.
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Truman Capote wrote In Cold Blood. In 1967, Robert Blake had the leading role in the movie.

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Rob Blake, hockey defenceman for the San Jose Sharks, is a member of the Triple Gold Club, having won a World Championship, a Stanley Cup and an Olympic Gold Medal during his career.
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