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Upside Down Christmas Trees, The New Way To ‘Hang’ The Tree? A Look At History May Surprise You [VIDEO]

Christmas has many worldwide traditions, as well as, individual family traditions.  The Christmas Tree is one tradition that began as a 'Christian' tradition but spread quickly to all.  But what about the the history of the upside down Christmas Tree?

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Here’s Something You May Not Know About the Gettysburg Address

We recently celebrated the anniversary of one of America's treasures, The Gettysburgh Address.  Written by President Abraham Lincoln, it was presented to soldiers as a rally for the troops prior to a great battle. 

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Johnny Depp Has Plans to Purchase a Wounded Knee Landmark

Actor Johnny Depp has plans to buy land at the site of the Wounded Knee massacre in South Dakota and give it back to the Oglala Sioux Tribe, a tribal official said Wednesday.  Following is the story that was posted on the Journalstar website

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Fort Sill National Cemetery Memorial Day Program

A Memorial Day program to remember and honor all military members who have served or are currently serving our Nation will be held at the Fort Sill National Cemetery, 2648 NE Jake Dunn Road in Elgin.

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2013 Iwo Jima Reunion Comes To Fort Sill

Fort Sill Marines got a visit from veterans of Iwo Jima as well as Medal of Honor recipient Hershel “Woody” Williams on Thursday to share their experiences during their time in service as part of the 2013 Iwo Jima Reunion Tour in Wichita Falls

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What’s The Real Story Behind The Expression ‘The Real McCoy?’

When you’re faced with the real McCoy, you’re dealing with the real thing. It isn’t a copy or near likeness. It’s the honest-to-goodness genuine article.

It doesn’t mater if you’re talking about a valuable coin, a leather sofa, a bottle of whiskey or a living person.

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This Day in History for July 18 – ‘Mein Kampf’ Published and More

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

64 – A great fire 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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This Day in History for July 17 – Disneyland Opens and More

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

1762 – Catherine II becomes tsar of Russia upon the murder of Peter III (More info)

1898 – Spain surrenders to the United States at Santiago, Cuba, ending the Spanish-American War (More info)

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This Day in History for July 16 – Apollo 11 Launches and More

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

1790 – The District of Columbia is established as the capital of the United States (More info)

1969 – The first manned space mission to land on the Moon, Apollo 11, launches (More info)

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This Day in History for July 15 – BP Finally Caps Blown Oil Well and More

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

1799 – The Rosetta Stone is found (More info)

1870 – Georgia becomes the last of the former Confederate states to be readmitted to the Union (More info)

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This Day in History for July 14 – Storming of Bastille and More

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

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

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

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This Day in History for July 13 – Hollywood Sign Dedication and More

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

1863 – In New York City, opponents of the draft begin three days of rioting which will be later regarded as the worst in U.S. 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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