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Santa's 8 Tiny Reindeer

Santa’s 8 tiny reindeer live at the North Pole along with Santa Claus, Mrs. Santa Claus, and the elves. They have a very important job each Christmas, for, without the reindeer, Santa Claus isn’t coming to town. However, Santa didn’t always have these helpful creatures to help him bring toys to boys and girls each Christmas.

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History of Black Friday

While most people will have heard of Black Friday most will not know its actual origins or when the term was first used. Black Friday is the day after Thanksgiving – the day that many will commonly associate with the first day of the holiday season.

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History Of The Christmas Card

The history of Christmas would not be complete without learning more about the history of the Christmas card. These are cards that depict traditional of humorous scenes of Christmas which are sent to friends and family members during the festive season.

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The Legend of Santa Claus

There are many old tales and legends about the generosity of St. Nicholas. One of the most popular of these stories being that he gave three sisters a dowry so that they could be married instead of being sold into slavery by their father.

Brief Sports Histories

History Of American Football

“Football” before the 19th century referred to any number of ball games played on foot. The rules of these games differed from one another, some allowing the use of hands “running games”, others forbidding it “kicking games”.

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History of College Football

As colleges formed teams and had to come up with a standard of rules everyone could follow, American college football was born.

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History Of Chocolate

It took a long time for chocolate to reach the standard candy bar fair it holds today. And it had a long time to reach that standard as well, with evidence of the first chocolate drinks dating back to almost 2000 BC.

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History Of Pizza

In the United States, there are few dishes more widely accepted and eaten with such fervor as the pizza. Where you like yours loaded with meat and cheese, or if you prefer an all vegetable set of toppings, there are pizzas available to suit everyone’s tastes.

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The Fascinating History of Famous Monster Myths

These 3 famous monster myths have long interesting histories.

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Famous Female Pirates

While the pirate code banned women from pirate ships, women did serve as pirates, primarily by cross dressing as men. Regardless of the pirate code ban on women on pirate ships, women not only were pirates, but in some cases even captained fleets of pirate ships.

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2 Famous Wild West Outlaws

The most famous outlaws in the Wild West were bank robbers, for the most part, and old west outlaws occupy a special place in the American story.

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Famous Pirates

In today’s Hollywood-ruled entertainment culture – shanghaied recently by a certain pirate blockbuster, which shall go unnamed – pirates are of more interest than ever before.

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History of the Rubik’s Cube

Formerly known as the Magic Cube, the Rubik Cube was one of the “Awesome80’s” fads because it was one of the most popular toys ever sold.

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The Origins Of Tobacco

It is known that tobacco was grown as far back as 1 B.C. by American Indians. The American Indians grew the tobacco plant for religious and medicinal practices. American Indians typically wouldn’t use tobacco recreationally, although they were aware that it had hallucinogenic qualities.

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