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Motion pictures and television shows have all but ruled our lives since they were invented. Do you remember some of these dates in movie and TV history?

11 Events that Happened on November 11 star
It’s such an interesting date: 11/11. It works no matter which way you write it, month first or day first! So, to commemorate it, here are 11 events from history that happened on this date.

All Souls Day - November 2 star
The scary movie is over, the candy is finished, and the costumes can be stowed away. So what comes after Halloween?

Amusing November Days star
We are well into nippy November and have already observed All Saints’, All Souls’, Sadie Hawkins’ and Guy Fawkes’ days. Besides Thanksgiving, what else is notable this month?

Batman Series History star
November 12, 1940, was the debut of Batman. Why did civilian Bruce Wayne choose him as the superhero who was to save the dark and crime-infested Gotham City? Read about the many factors from Wayne’s childhood that helped him create the legendary Batman.

Georgia O’Keefe Born November 15 star
Born on November 15, 1887, Georgia O’Keefe enjoyed a career that spanned over seven decades. Her artwork always appeared ahead of her time. Her personal choices were unique, as was her artistic choices, leaving others to consider her somewhat odd.

Halloween Traditions and Their Origins star
Do you know why things like trick-or-treating and jack-o’-lanterns are associated with Halloween? It all goes back to an ancient fall festival known as Samhain. Read on to find out!

History of Christmas star
Christians celebrate Christmas to honor when Jesus Christ was born. However, you may be surprised to see why we celebrate it on December 25.

Hogmanay - The Scottish New Year Festival star
Every December 31, New York City’s New Year countdown takes center stage. But do you know about Hogmanay? It’s an even bigger party – in Scotland.

The Christmas Truce of World War I star
On Christmas Eve in 1914, Europe was at war, and yet a number of soldiers laid down their weapons and celebrated Christmas with the enemy. Here’s what happened.

The Week in History from November 23 star
What happened to the Mirabal sisters? Why did the inventor of dynamite create the Nobel Prize? Who named the Pacific Ocean? All these and other events happened this week in history.

The Week in History from October 12 star
An explorer of the New World, a mapper of Earth’s sister planet, and an upside-down Matisse. These are just a few of the highlights of the week in history. Find out what else happened …

Zany October Holidays star
October is chock-full of fun celebrations! Most famous for Halloween and Oktoberfest, this month also sees such celebrations as Sweetest Day, Boss’s Day, and Leif Eriksson Day. October is also a month for awareness. What should you be aware of? Read on and find out!

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