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The History of the New Wave of British Heavy Metal

On May 8, 1979, British journalist Geoff Barton attended a concert featuring Iron Maiden, Samson and Angel Witch at London’s Bandwagon Heavy Metal Soundhouse.

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The History of AC/DC and the ‘Night Stalker’ Murders

Richard Ramirez, a transient based in Los Angeles, spent a terrifying portion of 1984 and 1985 slipping into windows and through unlocked doors in California, committing a string of unspeakable crimes under cover of darkness.

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History’s ‘Vikings’ Preview: Will Ragnar Lothbrok Change Destiny?

This coming Sunday, March 3 will mark an important date for History, as their first original scripted series 'Vikings' breaks waves across the TV landscape. We've seen the first few episodes, and spoken with some of the cast, but should you tune in to see Ragnar Lothbrok and the all-new historical tale of 'Vikings!' Check out a sneak peek of Sunday's series premiere inside!

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This Day in History for December 14 — George Washington Dies, and More

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

1799: President George Washington dies at the age of 67 (more info)

1903: The Wright brothers make their first attempt to fly with the Wright Flyer in Kitty Hawk, North Carolina (more info)

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Hatfields and McCoys Reality Series
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History Developing ‘Hatfields & McCoy’s Reality Series?

These days, one of the surest ways to capitalize on an original blockbuster success is to develop a reality series inspired by its premise. We saw an example earlier this week with The CW putting into development a reality series with a striking similarity to 'The Hunger Games,' though this may be the most surprising example to date. Based on the runaway award-winning success of History's 'Hatfields & McCoys' the cable channel is going back to the well to develop a reality TV series around the descendants of the famous family. Will it be just as buzz-worthy?

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This Day in History for November 6 — Abraham Lincoln Elected, and More

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

1860: Abraham Lincoln is elected the 16th president of the United States (more info)

1913: Mohandas Gandhi is arrested while leading a march of Indian miners in South Africa (more info)

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This Day in History for October 15 — ‘I Love Lucy’ Debuts and More

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

1917 – Mata Hari, the archetype of the seductive female spy, is executed for espionage (More info)

1951 – 'I Love Lucy,' starring Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz, makes its television debut (More info)

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This Day in History for October 12 — First Oktoberfest and More

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

1492 – Christopher Columbus's expedition makes landfall in the Caribbean (More info)

1810 – The first Oktoberfest occurs when Bavarian royalty invites the citizens of Munich to celebrate the marriage of Crown Prince Ludwig of Bavaria to Princess Therese von Sachsen-Hildburghausen (More info)

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This Day in History for July 9 – Zachary Taylor Dies and More
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This Day in History for July 9 – Zachary Taylor Dies and More

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

1850 – President Zachary Taylor, the 12th president of the US, dies after only 16 months in office (More info)

1868 – The 14th Amendment to the United States Constitution is ratified, guaranteeing African-Americans full citizenship and all persons in the United States due process of law (More info)

1900 – Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom gives royal assent to an act uniting the six Australian colonies as the Commonwealth of Australia (More info)

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This Day in History for July 5 – Hormel Introduces SPAM and More
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This Day in History for July 5 – Hormel Introduces SPAM and More

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

1865 – The Salvation Army is founded in London, England (More info)

1937 – The luncheon meat SPAM is introduced by the Hormel Foods Corporation (More info)

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This Day in History for July 4 – Declaration of Independence Signed and More
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This Day in History for July 4 – Declaration of Independence Signed and More

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

1776 – The United States Declaration of Independence is adopted by the Second Continental Congress (More info)

1886 – The people of France offer the Statue of Liberty to the people of the United States (More info)

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This Day in History for June 27 – Stonewall Uprising and More

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

1844 – Joseph Smith, Jr., founder of the Latter Day Saint movement, and his brother Hyrum Smith are murdered by a mob at the Carthage, Illinois jail (More info)

1898 – The first solo circumnavigation of the globe is completed by Joshua Slocum from Briar Island, Nova Scotia (More info)

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