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What Is Cinco De Mayo, Really?

Some believe that Cinco De Mayo is Mexican Independence day, which it is not. Some believe that even though Cinco de Mayo is not an American holiday, it should be. Mexico first declared it's independence from Spain on September 15, 1810 and it took until 1821 to get all of the Spanish soldiers out of Mexico once and for all.

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Hatfields and McCoys Reality Series
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History Developing ‘Hatfields & McCoy’s Reality Series?

These days, one of the surest ways to capitalize on an original blockbuster success is to develop a reality series inspired by its premise. We saw an example earlier this week with The CW putting into development a reality series with a striking similarity to 'The Hunger Games,' though this may be the most surprising example to date. Based on the runaway award-winning success of History's 'Hatfields & McCoys' the cable channel is going back to the well to develop a reality TV series around the descendants of the famous family. Will it be just as buzz-worthy?

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Cards win!
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St. Louis Cardinals Epic Comeback Game 5 Victory Makes History

If you are a Cardinals fan, and like me you turned the game off last night in the fourth inning because the Cards were down 6-0, well, we missed history. The Cardinals succeeded in the largest comeback in a winner-take-all post season game in Major League history by beating the Washington Nationals 9-7.

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History Of Whistling In Music All But Forgotten [Video]

When you think about the music business today, you probably don't think about how whistling has played a part in music over the years. Whistling is something that most of us can do to some extent and there are some of us who are very good whistlers and more of us who are not good whistlers.

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On This Day, Johnny Cash Performed At Folsom State Prison

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

1968 – Johnny Cash performs live at Folsom State Prison (More info)

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One Of The Toughest Jobs In the World Used To Have The Toughest Rules

It's that time of year, our kids are going back to school! Some of you are cheering and some are crying. Either way, it's a stressful time of year for all....including teachers. Teachers all over the tri-state are scrambling to get their classrooms ready and supplies on hand

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How Did Evansville And Other Indiana Cities Get Their Names?

A lot of times, we take for granted places we live, their history, and even their names.  I thought I would take a little stroll through the internet and try to figure out exactly where Evansville and other place in the Hoosier State got their names.

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Cesar Chavez
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5 Famous Mexican-Americans

Cinco de Mayo is not widely celebrated in Mexico, but is huge in the United States, truly making it a Mexican-American holiday. There are more than 31 million Mexican-Americans living in the United States, a substantial and strong part of the fabric of the US. Here's a quick look at five famous Mexican-Americans:

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Angelenos Celebrate Cinco De Mayo
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The History Behind Cinco de Mayo

Cinco de Mayo is fast approaching. Most folks pull out the guacamole and celebrate with friends over margarita specials at their local cantina, but beyond the revelry of the fiesta, here's a few things you might not know about the fifth of May holiday:

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Easter Eggs
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5 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Easter

We imagine that at this point in the spring season, you've stocked up on loads of chocolate (or are anticipating a victorious post-Easter candy sale), faux grass and enough hardboiled eggs to live off of for the next six months. You've probably even posed with the Easter bunny, or at least passed one or two in the mall. But do you know why Easter is affiliated with such unique traditions?

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Who Or What Has Influenced You?

ListUniverse.com

has come up with a list of people and things that NEVER existed yet influenced mankind. Here are a few....pretty cool!

  1. Santa Claus
  2. Barbie
  3. Robin Hood
  4. The Marlboro Man
  5. Rosie the Riveter

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