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Victoria Founder Historical Marker Dedication Set for Saturday

Martin de Leon is known as the founder of the city of Victoria and Victoria County, and he'll be honored tomorrow (Saturday June 4) with the dedication of a historical marker in Port Lavaca...

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Ingram Publishing/ThinkStock
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Would You Pay Over $6,000 for a Lock of Hair?

I sure wouldn't, unless it was magic hair that could be spun into gold but, over the weekend, a lock of hair from one of the founders of our country was sold at auction in Dallas for $6,875...

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Dinosaurs Are Coming to Victoria This Weekend

Jurassic Quest is coming to Victoria, TX for the FIRST TIME EVER! Jurassic Quest is the LARGEST, most realistic dinosaur event on the continent...

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Library of Congress
Library of Congress
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This Day in History for July 19 – First Women’s Rights Convention and More

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

1692 – Five women are hanged for witchcraft in Salem, Mass. (More info)

1848 – The first women’s rights convention, called by Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Lucretia C. Mott, was held in Seneca Falls, N.Y. (More info)

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This Day in History for July 16 – Apollo 11 Launches and More

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

1790 – The District of Columbia is established as the capital of the United States (More info)

1969 – The first manned space mission to land on the Moon, Apollo 11, launches (More info)

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Sean Gardner, Getty Images
Sean Gardner, Getty Images
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This Day in History for July 15 – BP Finally Caps Blown Oil Well and More

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

1799 – The Rosetta Stone is found (More info)

1870 – Georgia becomes the last of the former Confederate states to be readmitted to the Union (More info)

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Ezra Shaw, Getty Images
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Happy 75th Birthday, Golden Gate Bridge! Watch Its Dazzling Fireworks Display

The Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco lit up the night sky this Sunday with an eye-catching fireworks display in celebration of its 75th anniversary. Not only that, but live bands, plus a lot of food and dance made this the place to be for Memorial Day weekend.

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Jemal Countess, Getty Images
Jemal Countess, Getty Images
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Justin Bieber Plays Piano + Sings ‘Let It Be’ With Carlos Santana on ‘Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve’

Justin Bieber was joined by guitarist Carlos Santana on ‘Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve’ last night (Dec. 31.) The fact that The Biebs was playing with a guitar legend like Santana essentially guaranteed that he wouldn’t be playing any of his teen-friendly hits like ‘Baby’ or ‘Never Say Never’ and that was okay.

Bieber actually whispered words of wisdom and performed the Beatles classic ‘Let it Be.’ It was a terrific choice and the teen idol did a great job with this enduring tune.

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Bethany Clarke/Dan Kitwood/Alex Wong/Michael Bradley, Getty
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25 Things You Might Not Know About Christmas

Bethany Clarke/Dan Kitwood/Alex Wong/Michael Bradley, Getty

Christmas is full of familiar traditions: carving the ham, leaving cookies out for Santa, listening to Uncle Morty talk about his gall bladder removal surgery while you’re trying to enjoy some egg nog

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Library of Congress
Library of Congress
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This Day in History for October 2 – ‘Peanuts’ First Published and More

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

1919 – President Woodrow Wilson suffers a massive stroke, leaving him partially paralyzed (More info)

1950 – Charles M. Schulz’s iconic comic strip, ‘Peanuts,’ is first published (More info)

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Hulton Archive, Getty Images
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This Day in History for September 14 – Roosevelt Takes Office and More

1901 – US President William McKinley dies after a September 6 assassination attempt and is succeeded by Theodore Roosevelt (More info)

1927 – Modern dance pioneer Isadora Duncan is killed in a bizarre accident when the enormous silk scarf around her neck gets tangled in the rear hubcaps of her moving car (More info)

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Vince Musi, The White House
Vince Musi, The White House
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This Day in History for September 13 – Oslo Accords Signed and More

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

1814 – Francis Scott Key pens a poem which is later set to music and in 1931 becomes America’s national anthem, ‘The Star-Spangled Banner’ (More info)

1898 – Hannibal Goodwin patents celluloid photographic film (More info)

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