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Let’s Celebrate 50 Years of Bret Michaels With Some Embarrassingly Awesome Photos

Bret Michaels, the former leader of Poison, winner of 'Celebrity Apprentice' and driving force behind all those awesome seasons of 'Rock of Love' turns 50 years old today.

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This Day in History — Paul McCartney Released From Tokyo Jail After Nine Days

On this day in 1980, Paul McCartney was finally released after nine days in a Tokyo jail, following his arrest for attempting to walk through the Tokyo airport customs with a half pound of weed during his tour with Wings. 

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This Day in History — First Can of Beer is Sold

It's almost the weekend, which is my favorite time to crack open a can of...well, if I'm honest, these days it's usually PBR. Times are tough, but not as tough as they probably were before this day in 1935, when the Gottfried Krueger Brewing Company delivered it's first batch of 2,000 cans of Krueger's Finest Beer and Cream Ale to one of my favorite cities in America: the dirty river city of Richmond, VA.

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This Day in History — China Discovered Feathered Dinosaurs

I'll never forget the feeling I had on January 22, 2003, when I learned that Chinese scientists had found dinosaur fossils with four feathered wings. That feeling was: awesome.

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This Day in History for December 3 — Illinois Becomes a State, and More

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

1818: Illinois becomes the 21st U.S. state (more info)

1964: Police arrest over 800 students at the University of California-Berkeley following their takeover and sit-in at the administration building to demonstrate against the regents' decision to forbid protests on U.C. property (more info)

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This Day in History for November 29 — State of Israel Formed, and More

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

1929: American explorer Richard Byrd and three companions become the first to fly over the South Pole (more info)

1947: Despite strong Arab opposition, the United Nations votes for the partition of Palestine and the creation of the independent Jewish state of Israel (more info)

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This Day in History for November 5 — Susan B. Anthony Becomes First Female Voter, and More

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

1872: In defiance of the law, suffragist Susan B. Anthony votes for the first time and is later fined $100 (more info)

1895: George B. Selden is granted the first U.S. patent for a gas-powered automobile (more info)

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This Day in History for October 30 — Mussolini Comes to Power, and More

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

1534: The English parliament passes the Act of Supremacy, making King Henry VIII head of the English church (more info)

1922: Benito Mussolini becomes prime minister of Italy (more info)

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This Day in History for December 10 – First Heisman Trophy Awarded and More

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

1898 – The Treaty of Paris is signed, officially ending the Spanish-American War (More info)

1901 – The first Nobel Prizes are awarded in Stockholm, Sweden, in the fields of physics, chemistry, medicine, literature, and peace (More info)

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This Day in History for October 24 – Last Concorde Flights and More

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

1901 – Annie Edson Taylor becomes the first person to go over Niagara Falls in a barrel (More info)

1929 – “Black Thursday” stock market crash occurs on the New York Stock Exchange (More info)

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This Day in History for October 22 – First Vietnam War Casualties and More

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

1934 – Charles “Pretty Boy” Floyd is shot by FBI agents in a cornfield in East Liverpool, Ohio (More info)

1957 – The United States suffers its first casualties in Vietnam (More info)

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This Day in History for October 21 – Guggenheim Museum Opens and More

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

1861 – Union troops suffer a devastating defeat in the Battle of Ball’s Bluff, the second major engagement of the Civil War (More info)

1921 – President Warren G. Harding delivers the first speech by a sitting President against lynching in the deep south (More info)

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