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This Day in History for April 23 – New Coke Introduced and More

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

1564 – William Shakespeare is born; historians believe he died on his birthday in 1616 (More info)

1910 – Theodore Roosevelt makes his The Man in the Arena speech (More info)

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Paul McCartney Joins Campaign to Save Twickenham Film Studios

London’s Twickenham Film Studios, used for movies like the Beatles‘ ‘A Hard Day’s Night’ and ‘Help!’ as well as many modern flicks, has run into financial trouble and faces closure just one year shy of its 100th anniversary.

Now many luminaries, including Sir Paul McCartney himself, have joined a campaign to save the legendary facility.

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Weekend Box Office – ‘Think Like a Man’ Takes Over at No. 1 for ‘The Hunger Games’

‘Think Like a Man,’ the movie inspired by comedian Steve Harvey’s self-help book, has finally done what no movie in the past five weeks could — with $33 million in earnings, it toppled ‘The Hunger Games’ from its spot at the top of the weekend box office charts.

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Rare 1792 Penny Sells for Staggering $1.15 Million at Auction

Canada recently announced it would be phasing out its version of the penny, and since producing a US penny actually costs more than one is worth, some have called for similar action stateside. But one particular penny has far exceeded its face value, selling for over $1 million at auction.

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New Movie Releases — ‘Chimpanzee,’ ‘The Lucky One,’ and ‘Think Like a Man’ [VIDEO]

Planning to head to one of our local Marcus Theatres this weekend? You’ll have your choice of being entertained by cute animals, a sappy romance, or the perils and pitfalls of adult relationships.

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This Day in History for April 18 – Great San Francisco Earthquake and More

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

1506 – The cornerstone of the current St. Peter’s Basilica is laid (More info)

1775 – Paul Revere rides to warn Massachusetts colonists of the arrival of British troops (More info)

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This Day in History for April 17 – Ford Mustang Debuts and More

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

1397 – Geoffrey Chaucer tells the ‘Canterbury Tales’ for the first time at the court of Richard II (More info)

1961 – A group of CIA financed and trained Cuban exiles lands at the Bay of Pigs in Cuba with the aim of ousting Fidel Castro (More info)

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This Day in History for April 16 – Cronkite Becomes Anchor and More

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

1943 – The hallucinogenic effects of LSD are discovered (More info)

1962 – Walter Cronkite takes over as the lead news anchor of the ‘CBS Evening News,’ going on to become “the most trusted man in America” (More info)

1963 – Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. pens his “Letter from Birmingham Jail” while incarcerated the

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Did Author Morgan Robertson Predict the Sinking of the Titanic in His Book, ‘Futility’?

You know the story: a supposedly unsinkable ship hits an iceberg and meets a tragic end, killing most of the passengers on board. But it wasn’t the the Titanic — it was actually a fictional ship called the Titan, written about in a book published 14 years before the famed Titanic set sail on its doomed voyage.

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This Day in History for April 13 – Apollo 13 Disaster and More

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

1870 – The New York City Metropolitan Museum of Art, commonly called the Met, is founded (More info)

1943 – The Jefferson Memorial is dedicated in Washington, DC, on the 200th anniversary of Thomas Jefferson’s birth (More info)

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