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This Day in History for June 27 – Stonewall Uprising and More

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

1844 – Joseph Smith, Jr., founder of the Latter Day Saint movement, and his brother Hyrum Smith are murdered by a mob at the Carthage, Illinois jail (More info)

1898 – The first solo circumnavigation of the globe is completed by Joshua Slocum from Briar Island, Nova Scotia (More info)

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‘King of Infomercials’ Don Lapre Arrested

Looks like Don Lapre finally found an audience who wouldn’t buy what he was selling.

After the self-proclaimed ‘King of Infomercials’ failed to appear for his Wednesday arraignment on 41 counts (including conspiracy, mail fraud, wire fraud and promotional money laundering), a bench warrant was issued for his arrest. Deputy US Marshals caught up with him the next day in Tempe, AZ.

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How Many Grandparents Are Tweeting and Facebooking? More Than You Might Think

If your grandmother has recently friended you on Facebook or followed you on Twitter, you’re not alone.

The website myvouchercodes.co.uk recently conducted a survey in which it asked people over 60 about their social media habits. It yielded some interesting results.

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Girl Genius Links Nearly All US Presidents Back to Same King of England [VIDEO]

What began as a school assignment to trace her own family tree grew into something much bigger for 12-year-old BridgeAnne d’Avignon.

The Paso Robles, CA girl went through more than half a million names over several months and discovered that all the US presidents save for one — Martin Van Buren — are related to John “Lackland” Plantagenet, a former King of England and signer of the Magna Carta.

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Blind Man Stuns With Amazing Ability To Fix Cars [VIDEO]

They say if you lose one of your senses, another becomes heightened to compensate.

That certainly seems to be the case for 50-year-old Bart Hickey. Legally blind, he can’t drive a car — but he can take one apart and put it back together. He even owns his own successful repair shop in the Chicago suburb of Alsip, Illinois.

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Category: Music News, Videos
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This Day in History for June 23 – Burger Sworn In and More

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

1868 – Christopher Latham Sholes receives a patent for the typewriter (More info)

1969 – Warren E. Burger is sworn in as Chief Justice of the US Supreme Court by retiring Chief Justice Earl Warren (More info)

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This Day in History for June 16 – First Woman Cosmonaut and More

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

1858 – Senate candidate Abraham Lincoln declares “a house divided against itself cannot stand” (More info)

1903 – The Ford Motor Company is incorporated (More info)

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