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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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1898 - Enzo Ferarri
1915 - Phyllis Calvert
1933 - Sir Bobby Robson
1933 - Yoko Ono
1943 - Graeme Garden
1946 - Michael Buerk
1948 - Sinead Cusack
1950 - Cybill Shepherd
1952 - Randy Crawford
1954 - John Travolta
1960 - Greta Scacchi
1964 - Matt Dillon
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