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This Day in History for April 29 – William Marries Kate and More

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1429 – Joan of Arc leads a French force in relieving the city of Orleans (More info)

1968 – The controversial musical ‘Hair’ opens on Broadway (More info)

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This Day in History for April 28 – Mussolini Exocuted and More

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1789 – Fletcher Christian leads a mutiny against Capt. William Bligh aboard the British ship ‘Bounty’ (More info)

1945 – Former Italian dictator Benito Mussolini and his mistress are executed by firing squad (More info)

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What Is the Real Story Behind the History of Cinco de Mayo?

Cinco de Mayo is fast approaching. Most folks pull out the guacamole and celebrate with friends over margarita specials at their local cantina, but beyond the revelry of the fiesta, here are a few things you might not know about the fifth of May holiday:

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This Day in History for April 27 – Sultana Steamboat Disaster and More

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

1865 – The steamboat Sultana explodes on the Mississippi River and kills 1,700 passengers, many of whom were discharged Union soldiers (More info)

1956 – Rocky Marciano becomes the only heavyweight boxing champion to retire with a perfect record (More info)

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This Day in History for April 26 – Chernobyl Nuclear Disaster and More

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1865 – Union cavalry troopers corner and shoot dead John Wilkes Booth, assassin of President Lincoln (More info)

1933 – The Gestapo, the official secret police force of Nazi Germany, is established (More info)

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This Day in History for April 25 – DC Comics Introduces Batman and More

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1859 – British and French engineers break ground for the Suez Canal (More info)

1901 – New York becomes the first US state to require automobile license plates (More info)

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This Day in History for April 24 – Library of Congress Established and More

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1800 – The United States Library of Congress is established (More info)

1898 – The United States declares war on Spain (More info)

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What’s the Real Story Behind the Phrase ‘Cutting Through the Red Tape’?

When you have to ‘cut through the red tape,’ it means your have to slog through lots of bureaucratic mud in order to achieve the goals you set out to achieve.

How did tape — colored tape at that — come to represent the headaches that mounds of paperwork, unpleasant clerks and by-the-book functionaries cause us when we’re trying to get something done?

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This Day in History for April 23 – New Coke Introduced and More

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1564 – William Shakespeare is born; historians believe he died on his birthday in 1616 (More info)

1910 – Theodore Roosevelt makes his The Man in the Arena speech (More info)

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This Day in History for April 22 – Blues Brothers Debut and More

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1864 – The Coinage Act of 1864 mandates that “In God We Trust” be placed on all US coins (More info)

1954 – Witnesses begin testifying during the Army-McCarthy Hearings (More info)

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