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‘Hatfields and McCoys’ Makes Cable Ratings History

Over a century after their infamous family feud ended, the Hatfields and McCoys have made history once again, this time on TV. History’s three-part miniseries, which concluded last night, is now the highest rated non-sports broadcast in basic cable history. That’s something any Hatfield or McCoy would be proud of.

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Golden Gate Bridge Celebrates 75 Years + Trivia! [VIDEO]

Sunday Marks the 75th Anniversary of one of the only ways to get to San Francisco, California, The Golden Gate Bridge.  It's a huge accomplishment for a bridge that 'couldn't be built'.

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This Day in History for May 14 – Skylab Launched and More

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

1804 – The Lewis and Clark Expedition begins its historic journey (More info)

1904 – St. Louis, Mo. hosts the first Olympic Games in the United States (More info)

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This Day in History for May 13 – Pope John Paul II Shot and More

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

1940 – Winston Churchill gives his first speech as prime minister, saying, “I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears and sweat” (More info)

1958 – During a visit to Caracas, Venezuela, Vice President Richard Nixon’s car is attacked by anti-American demonstrators (More info)

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This Day in History for May 12 – Carter Visits Castro and More

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

1932 – Charles Jr., the infant son of Charles Lindbergh, is found dead 10 weeks after his abduction (More info)

1949 – The Soviet Union lifts its blockade of Berlin (More info)

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This Day in History for May 11 – Bob Marley Dies and More

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

1846 – President James K. Polk asked for and received a Declaration of War against Mexico, starting the Mexican-American War (More info)

1924 – Mercedes-Benz is formed when Gottlieb Daimler and Karl Benz merge their two companies (More info)

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This Day in History for May 10 – J. Edgar Hoover is Appointed to the FBI and More

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

1863 – Confederate General Stonewall Jackson dies, eight days after being accidentally shot by his own troops (More info)

1869 – The First Transcontinental Railroad, linking the eastern and western US, is completed with the driving in of a golden spike in Promontory Summit, UT (More info)

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This Day in History for March 30 – President Reagan Shot and More

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

1842 – Anesthesia is used for the first time during surgery (More info)

1867 – US Secretary of State William H. Seward agrees to purchase Alaska from Russia for $7 million (More info)

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This Day in History for March 21 – Selma Civil Rights March and More

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

1804 – Napoleonic Code is approved in France, giving the country its first post-revolutionary set of laws concerning property, colonial affairs, the family, and individual rights (More info)

1963 – Alcatraz Prison in San Francisco Bay closes down and transfers its last prisoners (More info)

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This Day in History for March 20 – Lennon Marries Ono and More

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

1852 – Harriet Beecher Stowe’s ‘Uncle Tom’s Cabin’ is published (More info)

1854 – Members of the Whig Party splinter off into a new group they call the Republican Party (More info)

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This Day in History for March 19 – Nevada Legalizes Gambling and More

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

1920 – The United States Senate rejects the Treaty of Versailles for the second time (More info)

1931 – The Nevada legislature legalizes gambling in an attempt to lift the state out of the hard times caused by the Great Depression (More info)

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This Day in History for March 18 – Hitler and Mussolini Meet and More

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

1766 – The British Parliament repeals the Stamp Act (More info)

1850 – American Express is founded by Henry Wells and William Fargo (More info)

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