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On this day in 1959, the first Barbie doll goes on display at the American Toy Fair in New York City. Eleven inches tall, with a waterfall of blond hair, Barbie…
Category: Thomas Jefferson
Who brought ice cream to America? Find out as host Ian Knauer hand-churns a bucket of ice cream based on a beloved president’s recipe.
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