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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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August 12, 2018

1881 - Cecil B. De Mille
1888 - Marion Lorne
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1925 - Norris McWhirter
1939 - George Hamilton
1949 - Mark Knopfler
1951 - Kid Creole
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