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11 Other Big Events That Also Occurred on September 11th

Even before the tragic attacks of 2001, some pretty noteworthy events had occurred on September 11th. While our brains will forever link the calendar date to the 2001 attacks – and rightly so – let’s take a look at some other notable September 11th happenings from previous years. 1297 William Wallace defeats forces of the English crown [...]

8 Things You Might Not Know About Paul McCartney

Whether with The Beatles, Wings or solo, Paul McCartney has given us scores of classic songs that will live on through the ages, as long as music is enjoyed. Here are a few things you may not have known about Sir Paul McCartney, “The Cute One.” © Bettmann/CORBIS 1. He twice failed auditions to be a choir [...]

The Quick 10: 10 “Fifth Beatles”

09.09.09: It’s Beatlemania all over again. At least, it is at my house. And to some degree, here on the _floss – we’ve covered Nine Things You Probably Didn’t Know About the Beatles and Nine Women Who Inspired Beatles Songs. And now we bring you 10 people who have some sort of claim to the [...]