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This Day in History for August 10 – Smithsonian Established and More

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

1793 – The Louvre officially opens in Paris (More info)

1846 – The Smithsonian Institution is chartered by the United States Congress (More info)

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Celebrity Birthdays for July 21 – Robin Williams, Josh Hartnett and More

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

Robin Williams
Age: 61
Occupation: Actor and Comedian
Known For: Starring on the sitcom ‘Mork and Mindy,’ his Oscar-winning role in ‘Good Will Hunting,’ nominations for other movies like ‘Good Morning, Vietnam’ and ‘Dead Poets Society,’ and his voiceover work in ‘Aladdin’ and the ‘Happy Feet’ franchise

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This Day in History for June 30 – ‘Gone with the Wind’ Published and More

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

1859 – French acrobat Charles Blondin crosses Niagara Falls on a tightrope (More info)

1921 – President Warren G. Harding appoints former President William Howard Taft as Chief Justice of the United States; Taft is the only person to have ever held both offices (More info)

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Manhattan National Park Bill Introduced In House

The House of Representatives will take up a new bill that would create a national park/monument for the Manhattan Project, including Hanford.

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Celso Flores, Flickr
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This Day in History for June 17 – Lady Liberty Arrives and More

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

1885 – The Statue of Liberty arrives in New York Harbor (More info)

1928 – Amelia Earhart embarks on the first trans-Atlantic flight by a woman (More info)

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Author Ray Bradbury Dies

Writer Ray Bradbury died Tuesday night  at the age of 91 in his Los Angeles home. Bradbury is perhaps best known for his book Fahrenheit 451, a novel depicting a dystopian future where books are outlawed

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Courtesy of TrackWalker, 1950's train that may have traveled through Richland WA
Courtesy of TrackWalker, 1950's train that may have traveled through Richland WA
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How Soldiers and a Horse Rancher Settled Richland

Even though the Indian treaties of 1855 at the Walla Walla Council (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Walla_Walla_Council_%281855%29) opened the West to white settlement, it did not necessarily create peaceful conditions for the settlers.

For the next twenty years, Indian uprisings were not uncommon. Finall

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Don’t Hide From Your Dental Problems – CBC Can Help!

I recently learned about Columbia Basin College’s Dental Hygiene Clinic and think it’s the coolest thing I’ve heard about all month.

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Jamie McCarthy, Getty Images
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This Day in History for May 28 – Volkswagen Founded and More

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

1929 – The first all-color, full-length talking picture, ‘On with the Show!,’ debuts (More info)

1930 – The Chrysler Building in New York City officially opens (More info)

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Oregon Says No to Native American Mascots [Poll]

The Oregon Board of Education voted 5-1 to ban Native American mascots at ALL Oregon schools.

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Mt. St. Helens Facts [VIDEO]

Mount St. Helens is most notorious for its catastrophic eruption on May 18, 1980, at 8:32 am PDT,

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You’ll Never Guess What Job Used to Require 80 Horses to Get Done

Sure, the Tri-Cities has a lot going for it, but should south Kennewick residents be called “Heavenites?” I thought that was reserved for angels! It’s also what people called wheat farmers in the Horse Heaven Hills in the 1880s

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