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10 Things to Remember About Memorial Day

Memorial Day is more than just a three-day weekend and a chance to get the year’s first sunburn. Here’s a handy 10-pack of facts to give the holiday some perspective. 1. It started with the Civil War Memorial Day was a response to the unprecedented carnage of the Civil War, in which some 620,000 soldiers on both [...]

Eye for an Eye: The Punishments of 8 Political Assassins

Note: As server migration week rolls on, we’ve been reposting a few oldies/goodies from the archives. Here’s another from 2009. Good (new!) material is being stockpiled for next week. Ever wonder what happened to the criminals who assassinated various heads of state? The image of Lee Harvey Oswald being gunned down by Jack Ruby is all [...]

The Quick 10: Pre-Presidential Professions

You already know that Ronald Reagan was president of the Screen Actors Guild before he was President of the United States, and I bet you recall a joke or two about Jimmy Carter being a peanut farmer. Here are a few ways other future presidents paid the bills before they started signing bills. 1. Harry Truman, [...]