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Happy Birthday to Cheerios

It was on this date in 1941 General Mills in Minneapolis created a new dry breakfast cereal called Cheerie Oats. The name was later shortened to Cheerios.

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Americans Honor The Flag

Today is Flag Day part of Flag Week in the U.S., marking adoption of the Stars & Stripes on June 14, 1777. At 7:00 tonight, all Americans are invited to "Pause for the Pledge" as those who attend national ceremonies at Fort McHenry National Monument pledge allegiance to the flag.

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Home Run Run History Made On This Day

June 9,1926: Babe Ruth blasted a home run over the right-field roof of Tiger Stadium in Detroit. The ball landed on Plum Street and rolled on the pavement, stopping 850 feet from home plate. No home run ball ever traveled farther

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Happy Compact Disc Day

It was on this date in 1981 the Compact Disc was first introduced. To impress your friends here's some background on the compact disc (CD), it's a small plastic disc used for the storage of digital data. As originally developed for audio systems, the sound signal is sampled at a rate of 44,100 times a second, then each sample is measured and digitally encoded on the 4 3/4 in (12 cm) disc as a series of microscopic pits on an otherwise polished surface.

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The Day The Corvair Died

It was on this day May 14,1969: The last Chevrolet Corvair rolled off the Willow Run assembly line in Ypsilanti.

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This Day in History for April 27 – Sultana Steamboat Disaster and More

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

1865 – The steamboat Sultana explodes on the Mississippi River and kills 1,700 passengers, many of whom were discharged Union soldiers (More info)

1956 – Rocky Marciano becomes the only heavyweight boxing champion to retire with a perfect record (More info)

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This Day in History for April 25 – DC Comics Introduces Batman and More

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

1859 – British and French engineers break ground for the Suez Canal (More info)

1901 – New York becomes the first US state to require automobile license plates (More info)

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Flashback To March 15, 1972

Fifty years ago today "The Godfather," Francis Ford Coppola's mob gangster movie based on the Mario Puzo novel and starring Marlon Brando and Al Pacino, premiered in New York City.

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