The fax machine was invented more than a quarter-century before the telephone.
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Until 1907, it was illegal in England for a man to marry the sister of his dead wife.
Minor League baseball has been an American staple for over a century. Among the roughly 245 Minor League teams scattered across the nation, some have acquired some rather unusual names.
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A spat between a Dutch webhost and a spam-fighting organization is crippling the Internet.
Travelers to Chicago may experience the wind gusts that come off Lake Michigan, get tossed around a bit and think, “So this is why it’s called the Windy City.” The nickname, which dates back to the la
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