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Martin Luther King and 10 Other Famous ‘Juniors’
Today people will stop and reflect about the legacy of the late civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr. — one of a number of famous people who made marks of their own despite having names that ended with "Junior." Dr. King's father was also a minister who inspired many followers, but o…
10 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About the American Pilgrims
This week, families will come together from all across the nation for Thanksgiving. They will stuff themselves full of turkey, side dishes and desserts. Some will laugh and joke with relatives, while others renew old feuds and bicker with their cousins and siblings. No matter how your particular Tha…
This Day in History for September 7 – ESPN Debuts and More
Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:
1979 – The Entertainment and Sports Programming Network, better known as ESPN, makes its debut (More info)
1813 – The United States federal government gets its nickname, Uncle Sam (More info)

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