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Did You Know Black Friday Started in 1869? [VIDEO]

This is a very interesting lesson on the history of Black Friday!

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Warren Little, Getty Images
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Throwback Thursday: Royal Wedding, Missiles and Sperm Whales on Nov. 20

November 20 brings some noteworthy anniversaries. Perhaps the biggest is the 67th wedding anniversary of Queen Elizabeth. See the others:

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10 Craziest Stories You Never Learned in History Class!

My favorite thing about November is all the historical documentaries on TV about veterans, Kennedy and Pilgrims! Here are 10 crazy stories from history you'll never find in a history book!

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Veterans Day – Many From Mid-Columbia Have Made the Ultimate Sacrifice

There have been many Mid-Columbians who we remember this Veterans Day.

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Throwback Thursday: 10 Unbelievable Facts About ‘Put a Spell on You’ and ‘Monster Mash’

What's Halloween without Screamin' Jay Hawkins' huge hit "I Put a Spell on You" and Bobby Pickett's "Monster Mash"? But do you know the stories BEHIND the songs? I dare you to believe these true facts!

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Throwback Thursday: Watch ‘The Muppet Show’ Halloween Specials!

Personally, I never really cared for The Muppets, but I'm a fan of Vincent Price and Alice Cooper! For season 1 and season 3 the Jim Henson Company invited these Halloween legends for a spooky version of their popular family show. Watch and enjoy:

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Greg Delange
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Check Out My Very First Lunch Box! — Remember the ‘Hair Bear Bunch’?

These things are going on eBay for between $65 and $100! The Thermos is selling for $25 by itself!

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John Pryke/Getty Images
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What Candy Do You Miss From Childhood Trick-Or-Treating? [SURVEY]

When I was a kid my Trick-Or-Treating bag was always full of Big Hunk bars when I got home. Now I hardly see them. I really miss Zots (the hard candy with sour, fizzy powder inside) and Tangy Taffy, too. All three are still available, but Halloween no longer brings a plethora of them. What do you miss?

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Who Remembers Why This Building Made Tri-Cities History?

I smile when I'm in Casa Mia because I love that Italian restaurant, too! How times change. It's a trippy feeling.

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Throwback Thursday — Wanna Know How Haunted Houses Got Started?

Greg Delange is busy building Terror Behind the Screen -- the largest, scariest and most high-tech haunted house in the Mid Columbia! That got me thinking, where did the idea of a haunted house attraction come from? They've been very popular for the past dozen years, but how old is the concept? You'll be surprised by the answer!

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Hulton Archive, Getty Images
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10 Weirdest Coincidences in History!

Maybe you've heard John Adams and Thomas Jefferson died the same day -- July 4, 1826 -- 50 years after the Declaration of Independence! Maybe you've heard all the similarities between Lincoln and Kennedy (both elected to congress in '46, both to the presidency in '60 and both assassins born in '08. Lincoln had a secretary named Kennedy and Kennedy had one named Lincoln). But here are some you've NEVER heard of:

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Rick Diamond, Getty Images
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Throwback Thursday: Who Remembers Clint Black’s ‘Nothing But the Taillights’?

With Garth Brooks' new tour taking off like a rocket and everyone talking about what a legend he is, I couldn't help but remember when he was young and said his dream was to some day get as big as Clint Black!

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