20 Facts Everyone Should Know About Gay Pride & LGBT History

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June is LGBT Pride Month, when we celebrate the great strides made by the LGBT movement. This year marks 45 years since the Stonewall riots, widely considered the spark of the gay rights movement, and 10 years since Massachusetts legalized…
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10 Mouthwatering Historical Facts About Hoagies

May 5 is National Hoagie Day. “Hoagie” is the Philadelphia term for the big sandwich that is also known as a sub, hero or grinder. The origin of the name of the big, long sandwich may be from a restaurant advertisement in Wilmington, Delaware,…
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15 Jelly Bean Flavors That Change Your Inner Alchemy

According to the National Confectioner’s Association (NCA) April 22 is National Jelly Bean Day. While the history of National Jelly Bean day is unclear, the strong flavors of jelly beans can actually affect your whole body. Your taste receptors,…
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César Chavez's Legacy

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The protectors of the Cesar Chavez legacy describe the legendary leader as “an ordinary man” who did extraordinary things. Like much of the mythology that has grown around Chavez, this oversimplification does him a disservice and masks…
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10 Facts About Twinkies You May Not Know

Twinkies hit the market on April 6, 1930. On November 16, 2012, Hostess filed for bankruptcy and Twinkies were slated to cease production. They made their triumphant return on July 15, 2013 and we are incredibly grateful. In general, we tend…
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The Mystery of Christopher Columbus

The accepted story of Christopher Columbus goes something like this: He was born to a Genoese weaver, wool merchant and cheese seller, but went to sea at an early age. After a long career sailing and trading in the Mediterranean, he made his…
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JFK Assassinated 50 Years Ago: Flashback 1963

Those old enough to remember will always know where they were the moment they heard the news that JFK, President John F. Kennedy, was assassinated. JFK’s murder on November 22, 1963 in Dallas, Texas, remains one of the darkest days in U.S.…
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Home of the Brave: Hispanic American War Heroes

November 11 was Veterans Day; the day set aside by Americans to celebrate the contributions of those courageous men and women, past and present, who have served in our Armed Forces. And while many Latinos may have a tendency to think of themselves…
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1493: Columbus Claims Puerto Rico for Spain – Flashback

Christopher Columbus landed on the island now known as Puerto Rico on November 19, 1493, during his second voyage to the “New World” and claimed the island for the Spanish Crown. He named the island San Juan Bautista in honor of Saint…