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12/12/12- Facts About December 12th 2012

It’s the century’s last sequential date. How are you spending it? You're probably stuck at work. However, around the world people are celebrating and fearing 12/12/12. Here's all the facts you need to know about 12/12/12

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I've Got a Secret - Man Witnessed Lincoln Assassination
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A Man Who Witnessed the Lincoln Assassination Appeared on ‘I’ve Got a Secret’ [VIDEO]

Whether you're a history buff or not, prepare to be transfixed by a video from a classic TV show that gives you an eye witness account of the night Abraham Lincoln was shot by John Wilkes Booth at Ford's Theatre in Washington, D.C.

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Have You Ever Heard Of The Ghost Ship The SS Ourang Medan?

Now we’ve all heard of ghost stories in Central New York dealing with the Oriskany Battlefield, and some of the haunted houses throughout the region. Have you ever heard of a ghost ship? Have you ever heard of the SS Ourang Medan? It’s a pretty creepy story if you have a minute.

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Remember, Wikimedia Commons
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This Day in History for June 15 – Arlington National Cemetery Established and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1215 – King John of England puts his seal on the Magna Carta (More info)

1775 – George Washington accepts an assignment to lead the Continental Army (More info)

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Wikimedia Commons
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This Day in History for June 14 – United States Chooses a Flag and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1775 – The United States Army is founded (More info)

1777 – The Stars and Stripes is adopted by Congress as the Flag of the United States (More info)

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National Archives
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This Day in History for June 13 – Thurgood Marshall Nominated and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1900 – The Boxer Rebellion begins in China (More info)

1966 – The Supreme Court rules in Miranda v. Arizona that the police must inform suspects of their rights before questioning them (More info)

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Ramin Talaie, Getty Images
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This Day in History for June 12 – Iran Election Sparks Protests and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1942 – Anne Frank receives a diary for her 13th birthday (More info)

1963 – Civil rights leader Medgar Evers is assassinated in front of his Mississippi home by Ku Klux Klan member Byron De La Beckwith (More info)

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Olaf Growald, Wikimedia Commons
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This Day in History for June 11 – Timothy McVeigh Executed and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1962 – Frank Morris, John Anglin and Clarence Anglin allegedly become the only prisoners to escape from the prison on Alcatraz Island (More info)

1963 – Alabama Gov. George Wallace unsuccessfully tries to physically block two black students from registering at the University of Alabama (More info)

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This Day in History for June 8 – Milton Berle Makes Television Debut and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1789 – James Madison introduces 12 proposed amendments to the US Constitution, 10 of which later become the Bill of Rights (More info)

1948 – Milton Berle hosts the debut of ‘Texaco Star Theater’ (More info)

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PaddyBriggs, Wikimedia Commons
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This Day in History for June 7 – Graceland Opens and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1776 – Richard Henry Lee introduces a resolution proposing a Declaration of Independence (More info)

1892 – Homer Plessy is arrested for refusing to leave his seat in the “whites-only” car of a train, leading to the landmark Plessy v. Ferguson court case (More info)

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US Coast Guard
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This Day in History for June 6 – D-Day and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1844 – The Young Men’s Christian Association, aka YMCA, is founded in London (More info)

1944 – Gen. Eisenhower gives the go-ahead for the Allied invasion of northern France, code named D-Day (More info)

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mwichary, Wikimedia Commons
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This Day in History for June 5 – Apple II Goes On Sale and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1933 – The United States takes itself off the gold standard (More info)

1947 – US Secretary of State George Marshall calls for economic aid to war-torn Europe in what would come to be known as the Marshall Plan (More info)

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