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This Day in History for September 2 – V-J Day and More

1666 – The Great Fire of London breaks out and burns for three days, destroying St. Paul’s Cathedral and 10,000 other buildings (More info)

1789 – The United States Department of the Treasury is founded (More info)

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This Day in History for September 1 – Titanic Wreckage Found and More

1864 – Atlanta falls to Union forces during the Civil War (More info)

1897 – The Boston subway opens, becoming the first underground rapid transit system in North America (More info)

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This Day in History for August 31 – Princess Diana Dies and More

1803 – Lewis and Clark start their expedition to the west (More info)

1888 – Mary Ann Nichols, the first of Jack the Ripper’s confirmed victims, is murdered (More info)

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Indian Train Surfing Is Completely Insane [VIDEO]

In this video, a bunch of Indian youths grab hold of the side of a train and “surf” it through the station’s platform. Then the train leaves the station, with the boys still casually hanging on, and things go from pretty nutty to completely insane.

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This Day in History for August 28 – Gorbachev Resigns and More

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

1867 – During World War II, the United States takes possession of the then-unoccupied Midway Atoll (More info)

1963 – At the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, Martin Luther King, Jr. gives his ‘I Have a Dream’ speech (More info)

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

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

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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Yikes! Amazon UK Sees Giant Spike in Sales of Aluminum Bats, Clubs During London Riots

As the London enters another day of rioting, looters and bystanders have taken to the web to arm themselves. Amazon’s UK site has seen scary-high spikes in sales of blunt objects over the past 24 hours, including a 50,000% spike in clubs and a more than 35,000% spike among different aluminum baseball bat models.

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What Are the Most Depressed Countries in the World?

According to a multi-national survey of over 9,000 adults by the World Health Organization, France and the United States are the two most mentally depressed countries in the world.

Twenty-one percent of French citizens have had a major depressive episode, followed by the United States, at 19.2 percent. Belgium, New Zealand and The Netherlands are also among world’s most depressed nations, by this metric.

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Keith Urban Would Consider Doing a Mash-Up

Mash-ups, made from blending pieces of at least two songs into one new creation, have been a mainstay of club DJs for years, but they didn’t gain mainstream appeal until ‘Glee’ began featuring them regularly during the TV show’s musical numbers.

The ‘Glee’ mash-ups, including a Halloween-show mix of Michael Jackson’s ‘Thriller’ and the Yeah Yeah Yeah’s ‘Heads Will Roll,’ have inspired even country megastar Keith Urban.

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

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

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

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

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 ratif

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