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The History Of Memorial Day – Have A Safe & Happy Holiday

Memorial Day, originally called Decoration Day, is a day of remembrance for those who have died in service of the United States of America. Over two dozen cities and towns claim to be the birthplace of Memorial Day. While Waterloo N.Y. was officially declared the birthplace of Memorial Day by President Lyndon Johnson in May […]
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History Of Cinco De Mayo

Cinco de Mayo—or the fifth of May—commemorates the Mexican army’s 1862 victory over France at the Battle of Puebla during the Franco-Mexican War (1861-1867). A relatively minor holiday in Mexico, in the United States Cinco de Mayo has evolved into a celebration of Mexican culture and heritage, particularly in areas with large Mexican-American populations. Cinco […]
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How & Why Taxes Exist

Taxes have provided revenue for emperors, kings and governments for at least 2,500 years. As civilizations developed, wars raged and economies grew, governments expanded what and who they taxed. Click here to read the full article from       
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The History of April Fools Day

On this day in 1700, English pranksters begin popularizing the annual tradition of April Fools’ Day by playing practical jokes on each other. Read the story on how the day became so popular. Click here to read the full article.  
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