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Why is the American flag called “Old Glory”?

Captain Stephen Driver of Salem, Massachusetts, first used the words “Old Glory” about the American flag. In 1831, as he was leaving on his ship, friends gave him a beautiful…

Why is the Liberty Bell cracked?

No one is really sure why Pennsylvania’s Liberty Bell is cracked, but most historians suspect that bad bell-making was to blame! In 1751, the newly formed government of Pennysylvania ordered…

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1889 - Bombardier Billy Wells
1897 - Frederic March
1932 - Roy Castle
1916 - Robert Hanbury Brown
1938 - Martin Bell
1944 - Clive Lloyd
1949 - Richard Gere
1962 - Todd Carty
1970 - Debbie Gibson
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