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WAVELAND, MS - DECEMBER 06:  Workers clean tarballs from the BP oil spill on Waveland beach December 6, 2010 in Waveland, Mississippi. Nearly eight months after the spill, tarballs are still washing up on the beach. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)
WAVELAND, MS - DECEMBER 06: Workers clean tarballs from the BP oil spill on Waveland beach December 6, 2010 in Waveland, Mississippi. Nearly eight months after the spill, tarballs are still washing up on the beach. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)
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The BP Oil Spill: Three Years Later

One of the worst disasters in American History came to an end three years ago today. It's most commonly known as the BP oil spill.

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SALISBURY, ENGLAND - JUNE 21: Solstice revellers celebrate the arrival of the midsummer sunrise at the megalithic monument of Stonehenge on June 21, 2012 near Salisbury, England. The solstice sunrise marks the longest day of the year in the Northern Hemisphere. (Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images)
SALISBURY, ENGLAND - JUNE 21: Solstice revellers celebrate the arrival of the midsummer sunrise at the megalithic monument of Stonehenge on June 21, 2012 near Salisbury, England. The solstice sunrise marks the longest day of the year in the Northern Hemisphere. (Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images)
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First Day of Summer In Montana

After a low temperature of 37 overnight and a predicted high of 66 today it hardly seems like the first day of summer. But that’s the beauty of weather in Montana.

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Tom McLaughlin on April Fool (L) wins the Bet Shanghai Masters Tennis - Betdaq Handicap at Kempton Park.
Tom McLaughlin on April Fool (L) wins the Bet Shanghai Masters Tennis - Betdaq Handicap at Kempton Park.
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Happy April Fools Day! No Kidding…

One of the best April Fools Jokes on the American public happened in 1985. George Plimpton wrote an article for Sports Illustrated about a baseball phenom.

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JERUSALEM, ISRAEL - Chrisitan pilgrims carry wooden crosses along the Via Dolorosa during the Good Friday procession in Jerusalem, Israel. Thousands of Christians around the world will today mark Good Friday when they commemorate the crucifixion of Jesus Christ. In Jerusalem Christian pilgrims took part in processions along the route that Jesus is believed to have taken in his last days as he carried the cross.  (Photo by Uriel Sinai/Getty Images)Uriel Sinai/Getty Images
JERUSALEM, ISRAEL - Chrisitan pilgrims carry wooden crosses along the Via Dolorosa during the Good Friday procession in Jerusalem, Israel. Thousands of Christians around the world will today mark Good Friday when they commemorate the crucifixion of Jesus Christ. In Jerusalem Christian pilgrims took part in processions along the route that Jesus is believed to have taken in his last days as he carried the cross. (Photo by Uriel Sinai/Getty Images)Uriel Sinai/Getty Images
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Good Friday

Good Friday finally became an official holiday in Cuba in 2012 after a visit by Pope Benedict XVI convinced Castro to adopt the holiday.

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Frazer Harrison, Getty Images
Frazer Harrison, Getty Images
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This Day in History for July 17 – Disneyland Opens and More

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

1762 – Catherine II becomes tsar of Russia upon the murder of Peter III (More info)

1898 – Spain surrenders to the United States at Santiago, Cuba, ending the Spanish-American War (More info)

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Eric Ford, Getty Images
Eric Ford, Getty Images
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This Day in History for July 13 – Hollywood Sign Dedication and More

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

1863 – In New York City, opponents of the draft begin three days of rioting which will be later regarded as the worst in U.S. history (More info)

1923 – The Hollywood sign is officially dedicated in the hills above Los Angeles; it originally reads Hollywoodland but the four last letters are dropped after a 1949 renovation (More info)

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This Day in History for July 12 – Mondale Chooses Ferraro and More

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

1543 – King Henry VIII marries his sixth and last wife, Catherine Parr (More info)

1861 – Wild Bill Hickok gains fame as a gunfighter after he coolly shoots three men in his first shootout (More info)

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Wikimedia Commons
Wikimedia Commons
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This Day in History for July 11 – Burr-Hamilton Duel and More

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

1804 – Vice President Aaron Burr fatally wounds Alexander Hamilton in a duel (More info)

1922 – The Hollywood Bowl, one of the world’s largest natural amphitheaters, opens in Los Angeles (More info)

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Topical Press Agency, Getty Images
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This Day in History for July 10 – Scopes Trial Begins and More

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

1925 – A high school science teacher named John T. Scopes, accused of teaching evolution in violation of Tennessee law, is prosecuted in what would come to be known as the Scopes Monkey Trial (More info)

1966 – The Chicago Freedom Movement, led by Martin Luther King, Jr., holds a rally at Soldier Field (More info)

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Hulton Archive, Getty Images
Hulton Archive, Getty Images
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This Day in History for July 9 – President Zachary Taylor Dies and More

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

1850 – Zachary Taylor, the 12th president of the U.S., dies of cholera after only 16 months in office (More info)

1868 – The 14th Amendment to the United States Constitution is ratified, guaranteeing African-Americans full citizenship and all persons in the United States due process of law (More info)

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