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Marie Laveau was the Voodoo Queen of New Orleans. She was well respected and even today people still visit her tomb and leave offerings for her to still help grant peoples' wishes.
Memorial Day started out as Decoration Day and was created to remember the soldiers of the Civil War. After World War I, Memorial Day would be to remember all fallen soldiers in the wars that the United States was involved in.
Montreux Jazz Festival
The history of the Montreux Jazz Festival is rich with music talent from Ella Fitzgerald to Eric Clapton. In 1971, someone set off a flare gun in the concert hall and burned the casino to the ground. This event is immortalized in the song Smoke on the Water by Deep Purple.
How do you celebrate Mother's Day? Did you know the celebration of mothers and motherhood dates back to the ancient Greeks and Romans?
Muhammad Ali, arguably the greatest boxer in history, died due to complications of Parkinson's Disease on June, 3, 2016. Just another in a long line of celebrities that 2016 had taken from us.
National Women's History Month
March is National Women's History Month. Read how women have made great strides to make the world a better place for them and everyone else.
Oklahoma Land Rush
The great Oklahoma Land Rush happened in April of 1889. By the end of the day, some 50,000 settlers had staked out land for homesteads and towns.
Olive Oatman, was kidnapped by the Yavapai Indian tribe after her family was slaughtered while on their way to California. She would later live with the Mojave Indians until her release several years later.
Origins of Common Phrases
Have you ever wondered where the phrase "to paint the town red" had come from? Read my article to read of it's origin and the origin of other common phrases.
Some phrases we use in everyday life have weird, even gruesome origins. Phrases like Saved By the Bell and Rule of Thumb have strange origins.
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