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Disneyland’s Disastrous Opening Day, 60 Years Ago

On the 60th anniversary of Disneyland’s opening day, look back at the problem-plagued unveiling that park employees dubbed “Black Sunday.”

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10 Things You May Not Know About P.T. Barnum

Check out 10 surprising facts about the 19th century’s most legendary showman.

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7 Fascinating Facts About Elvis Presley

On July 5, 1954, music history was made when an unknown, 19-year-old named Elvis Presley recorded “That’s All Right (Mama),” the first commercial single of his career.

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90 Years Later: 8 Things You May Not Know About the Hollywood Sign

Ninety years after the Hollywood sign went up, explore some surprising facts about this famed symbol of the U.S. movie industry.

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Beyond Citizen Kane: The World’s First Media Mogul

On what would have been the publisher’s 150th birthday, here are eight things you should know about William Randolph Hearst.

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7 Things You May Not Know About the White House Correspondents’ Dinner

On Saturday, the worlds of Washington, D.C. and Hollywood will once again collide as the nation’s capital plays host to the annual affair.

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The First Great American Road Trip

As millions of Americans hit the road for the holiday, take a look back at the first cross-country road trip in 1903.

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A Daredevil History of Niagara Falls

As Nik Wallenda attempts to cross the gorge on a tightrope, explore the history of Niagara Falls and the daring stunts it has witnessed.

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7 Things You Didn’t Know About the Hatfields and McCoys

Check out seven facts about the legendary 19th-century feud between the Hatfield and McCoy families.

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‘Happy Birthday, Mr. President’ Turns 50

Marilyn Monroe serenaded John F. Kennedy 50 years ago with a sultry version of “Happy Birthday.”

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The Renegade Roots of Hollywood Studios

Film studios Universal and Paramount started 100 years ago as insurgent “indies” challenging Thomas Edison’s powerful cartel.

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History of the White House Correspondents’ Dinner

On the eve of the 2012 White House Correspondents’ Dinner, find out more about the origins and evolution of the annual event.

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50th Anniversary of the 1962 World’s Fair: Slideshow

Check out images from the Century 21 Exposition in Seattle, which opened 50 years ago today.