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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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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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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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This Day in History for June 4 – 19th Amendment Passes and More

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

1896 – Henry Ford completes the Ford Quadricycle, his first gasoline-powered automobile, and gives it a successful test run (More info)

1917 – The first Pulitzer Prizes are awarded (More info)

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This Day in History for June 1 – ‘Sgt. Pepper’ Released and More

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

1967 – The Beatles release their landmark album ‘Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band’ (More info)

1974 – The Heimlich maneuver for rescuing choking victims is first published (More info)

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This Day in History for May 30 – Lincoln Memorial Dedicated and More

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

1431 – Joan of Arc is burned at the stake as a heretic (More info)

1806 – Andrew Jackson kills Charles Dickinson in a duel after Dickinson accuses Jackson’s wife of bigamy (More info)

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What Is a ‘Divorce Hotel’ and Would You End Your Marriage At One?

Divorces are never pleasant, but Jim Halfens, an entrepreneur from the Netherlands, is trying to ensure they’re at least less complicated.

He’s masterminded a concept called Divorce Hotel, in which couples check in, spend a few days with negotiators and lawyers, and leave with divorce papers in hand.

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This Day in History for May 29 – World War II Memorial Dedicated and More

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

1790 – Rhode Island becomes the last of the original US colonies to ratify the Constitution and is admitted as the 13th state (More info)

1942 – Bing Crosby records Irving Berlin’s ‘White Christmas,’ the best-selling Christmas single in history (More info)

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Does Having ‘Summer Fridays’ Boost Employee Productivity?

About 50 years ago, after ad agencies in New York discovered that Friday productivity during the sunny summer months was almost zero, many of them instituted “Summer Fridays” that would give employees long weekends.

The idea soon caught on in other industries, but a new poll reveals that even people who can take Fridays off are often too overworked to do so.

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