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5 Busted Myths About the Pilgrims — They Ate Venison Not Turkey, and More

Thanksgiving is on record as being America’s second-favorite holiday (Christmas wins first prize, of course), so it makes sense that Thanksgiving lore is a part of our shared cultural history and something we start learning early in our lives. But it turns out a lot of what we think we know about Turkey Day is wrong.

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Is This the World’s First Selfie? [PHOTO]

While selfies took the world by storm in 2013, it turns out they've been around for a lot longer than you may think.

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45 Years Ago: The Beatles Release ‘The White Album’

The name of the album may have signified a unified front, but it was really the beginning of the end. On Nov. 22, 1968, the Beatles released their self-titled two-LP set, which would soon be known as 'The White Album.'

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48 Years Ago: Roger Daltrey Walks Out on the Who

The early days of the Who were tumultuous times. Four different personalities were learning to coexist. The band changed its name three times...

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36 Years Ago: Blue Oyster Cult Released ‘Spectres’ Album

Released in November of 1977 and remembered mostly for the classic 'Godzilla,' 'Spectres' found Blue Oyster Cult trying to find their identity after finally hitting the big time.

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46 Years Ago: Cream Release ‘Disraeli Gears’

'Disraeli Gears' was the second album Cream released in their ever so short career, and 46 years later, it still shines as their crowning achievement. Issued in November of 1967, the landmark LP saw Cream flipping the switch toward full-on psychedelia while remaining true to the blues roots of their 1966 debut.

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45 Years Ago: Led Zeppelin Make London Debut, Robert Plant Gets Married

On Saturday, November 9, 1968 Led Zeppelin made their 'official' debut on a London stage. The band had only been up and running for a couple of months, playing a smattering of gigs throughout Denmark and Sweden before finally hitting the U.K.

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35 Years Ago: Queen Release ‘Jazz’

Queen's final album of the '70s was the musically eclectic but spartanly named ‘Jazz.’ And while it would predictably add to the band’s winning streak by spinning off several hit singles and topping charts around the world, it remains one of the most distinct records in the band's discography.

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32 Years Ago: Kiss Release ‘Music from the Elder’

Without a doubt the weirdest record Kiss ever made, the critically trashed and commercially stillborn 1981 concept album 'Music from the Elder,' turns thirty-two years old today.

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20 Years Ago: Deep Purple’s Ritchie Blackmore Has Onstage Meltdown

What Deep Purple fans saw on Nov. 9, 1993 at the NEC Arena in Birmingham, England, wasn't anything like a promised 25th anniversary celebration of the band. It was, instead, one of the final nights with founding member Ritchie Blackmore.

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Sports Illustrated’s Sneaker Phone Was So Cheesy You Had to Love It [VIDEO]

Sure, your iPhone is cool and can do everything except eat your breakfast and tuck you into bed, but there was a time when another phone was all the rage.

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40 Years Ago: Kiss Sign Their First Record Contract

On Nov. 1, 1973, nine months after performing their first show together, Kiss fulfilled an important early career goal by singing their first recording contract.

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