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This Day in History for August 27 – Battle of Dresden and More

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

1813 – French Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte defeats a larger force of Austrians, Russians, and Prussians at the Battle of Dresden (More info)

1859 – Petroleum is discovered in Titusville, Penn., leading to the world’s first commercially successful oil well (More info)

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Category: History
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Jason Merritt / Gareth Cattermole, Getty Images
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Celebrity Birthdays for August 26 – Macaulay Culkin, Chris Pine and More

Here’s a look at some notable birthdays being celebrated today:

Macaulay Culkin
Age: 32
Occupation: Actor
Known For: Starring in the classic holiday movies ‘Home Alone’ and ‘Home Alone 2,’ a previous engagement to actress Mila Kunis, and a close friendship with the late Michael Jackson

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Category: Music News
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Ethan Miller / Jason Merritt, Getty Images
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Celebrity Birthdays for August 25 – Gene Simmons, Elvis Costello and More

Here’s a look at some notable birthdays being celebrated today:

Gene Simmons
Age: 63
Occupation: Singer, Songwriter, Musician and Actor
Known For: Being “the demon” in the rock group Kiss on hits such as ‘Detroit Rock City’ and ‘Rock and Roll All Nite,’ his freakishly long tongue, and his reality show ‘Gene Simmons Family Jewels’

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Category: Music News
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Astrid Stawiarz / Lisa Maree Williams, Getty Images
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Celebrity Birthdays for August 22 – Tori Amos, Kristen Wiig and More

Here’s a look at some notable birthdays being celebrated today:

Tori Amos
Age: 49
Occupation: Singer, Songwriter and Musician
Known For: Selling more than 12 million albums worldwide, songs such as ‘Cornflake Girl,’ ‘God’ and ‘A Sorta Fairytale,’ her bright red hair, and being one of the few alternative artists to use a piano as her primary instrument

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Category: Music News
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This Day in History for August 19 – The Beatles Go On Tour and More

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

1812 – The American frigate USS Constitution earns the nickname “Old Ironsides” after defeating the British frigate HMS Guerriere off the coast of Nova Scotia, Canada (More info)

1909 – The first race is held at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, the home of the Indianapolis 500 (More info)

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Category: Music News
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Michael Loccisano / Angela Weiss, Getty Images
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Celebrity Birthdays for August 19 – Bill Clinton, Matthew Perry and More

Here’s a look at some notable birthdays being celebrated today:

Bill Clinton
Age: 66
Occupation: Politician and Philanthropist
Known For: Serving as the 42nd president of the United States, creating the William J. Clinton Foundation to address international causes such as global warming and the prevention of AIDS, his marriage to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, and being generally beloved by liberals

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Category: Celebrities
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Kheel Center at Cornell University, Flickr
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This Day in History for August 18 – Women Win the Vote and More

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

1894 – Congress establishes the Bureau of Immigration, later the Immigration and Naturalization Service (More info)

1920 – The 19th Amendment to the US Constitution is ratified, guaranteeing women’s right to vote (More info)

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Category: Music News

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