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Rocket Skates

Once roller skates, or rocket skates as the used to be called, were invented the only natural progression was to have an open space to roll about. And so, on August 11, 1866, the first modern roller rink was born in Newport, Rhode Island.

Etch-A-Sketch Arrival

It’s meant to mimic a mini TV set with two white knobs on a signature red plastic frame. The ... more

Alaska: "Seward's Folly"

The U.S. purchased Alaska on March 30, 1867. Secretary of State William H. Seward brokered the ... more

War Time (Daylight Saving Time)

It was one of many attempts the U.S. took at changing the clock. But, finally Congress voted ... more
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