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Jemal Countess / Malcolm Taylor, Getty Images
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Celebrity Birthdays for December 10 – Bobby Flay, Meg White and More

Here’s a look at some notable birthdays being celebrated today:

Bobby Flay
Age: 47
Occupation: Chef, Restauranteur, and Television Personality
Known For: Being the owner and executive chef of 12 restaurants from coast to coast, hosting seven Food Network television programs, being an Iron Chef on the same network, and being featured on the ‘Great Chefs’ television series

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Chris Trotman, Getty Images
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This Day in History for December 10 – First Heisman Trophy Awarded and More

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

1898 – The Treaty of Paris is signed, officially ending the Spanish-American War (More info)

1901 – The first Nobel Prizes are awarded in Stockholm, Sweden, in the fields of physics, chemistry, medicine, literature, and peace (More info)

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Warner Home Video
Warner Home Video
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This Day in History for December 9 – ‘A Charlie Brown Christmas’ Debuts and More

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

1851 – The first YMCA in North America is established in Montreal, Quebec (More info)

1935 – Walter Liggett, American newspaper editor and muckraker, is killed in gangland murder (More info)

1958 – The John Birch Society is founded in the Un

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Hulton Archive, Getty Images
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This Day in History for December 8 – John Lennon Murdered and More

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

1863 – President Abraham Lincoln offers his conciliatory plan for reunification of the United States with his Proclamation of Amnesty and Reconstruction (More info)

1980 – Music icon John Lennon is murdered by a mentally unstable fan in front of The Dakota apartment building in New York City (More info)

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Library of Congress
Library of Congress
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This Day in History for December 6 – Washington Monument Completed and More

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

1865 – The Thirteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution is ratified, resulting in a ban of slavery (More info)

1884 – The Washington Monument in Washington, DC is completed (More info)

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James Nielsen, Getty Images
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This Day in History for December 2 – Enron Declares Bankruptcy and More

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

1804 – At Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, Napoleon Bonaparte crowns himself Emperor of the French, the first French Emperor in a thousand years (More info)

1823 – During his annual address to Congress, President James Monroe proclaims a new US foreign policy initiative that becomes known as the Monroe Doctrine (More info)

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David Silverman, Getty Images
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This Day in History for November 29 – Israel Formed and More

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

1929 – American explorer Richard Byrd and three companions become the first to fly over the South Pole (More info)

1947 – Despite strong Arab opposition, the United Nations votes for the partition of Palestine and the creation of an independent Jewish state (More info)

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Wikimedia Commons
Wikimedia Commons
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This Day in History for November 15 – Jefferson Memorial Cornerstone Laid and More

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

1777 – After 16 months of debate, the Continental Congress approves the Articles of Confederation (More info)

1867 – The first stock ticker is unveiled in New York City (More info)

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National Portrait Gallery
National Portrait Gallery
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This Day in History for November 14 – Booker T. Washington Dies and More

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

1882 – Billy the Kid is killed in a shootout in Tombstone, Arizona (More info)

1889 – Pioneering female journalist Nellie Bly — aka Elizabeth Cochrane — begins a successful attempt to travel around the world in less than 80 days, completing the trip in 72 day (More info)

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Mario Tama, Getty Images
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This Day in History for September 29 – Historic Dow Drop and More

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

1913 – Rudolf Diesel, inventor of the engine that bears his name, disappears from a steamship while traveling from Belgium to England (More info)

1966 – The Chevrolet Camaro goes on sale (More info)

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US Army
US Army
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This Day in History for September 25 – Central High Desegregated and More

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

1775 – Continental Army Colonel Ethan Allen is captured by the British (More info)

1789 – The first Congress of the United States approves 12 amendments to the US Constitution, the first 10 of which become the Bill of Rights (More info)

1911 – Ground is broken for Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts (More info)

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9-11, XL Country Will Never Forget…

This weekend XL Country will look back at 9-11, Sunday the 10th Anniversary of the terrorist attacks

on our country.  We'll have some touching audio memories from the day it all happened.  Here are some stories in pictures

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