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Polk County Courthouse on Endangered List

Although it's nowhere near as old as many public buildings, the Texas Historical Commission says the Polk County Courthouse in Livingston is one of the most endangered courthouses in the state...

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Space Shuttle Replica Arrives in Houston

Houston's "consolation prize" in NASA's space shuttle giveaway has arrived.  The 65 ton full-scale model named Explorer has been towed from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida to Space Center Houston, the tourist attraction next door to the Johnson Space Center.

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Justin Sullivan, Getty Images
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This Day in History for May 27 – Golden Gate Bridge Opens and More

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

1647 – The first recorded execution of a “witch” takes place in Massachusetts (More info)

1933 – The World’s Fair opens in Chicago, Ill. (More info)

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Ron Dollette, Flickr
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Happy 250th Birthday to the Sandwich

The thought of a 250-year-old sandwich is enough to turn your stomach. But, worse than that is the thought of having no sandwiches at all. That’s why we  should all join the town of Sandwich in celebrating the 250th anniversary of the invention of the sandwich.

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Butch and Sundance: The Real Story

Want to know the truth about Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid?  Two of the more famous outlaws of the old west?  This coming Monday in Nacogdoches, an amateur historian who knows a lot about those people and those times will share everything she knows in a presentation at the Nacogdoches Public Library.

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A&M Picks First Black Corps of Cadets Commander

Nearly half a century after African-Americans were admitted to predominantly white Texas A&M University, a black student has finally reached the pinnacle of one of its signature organizations.

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Even Einstein Couldn’t Think of Peace Plan

For the first time, the late Albert Einstein's personal archives and letters have been opened to the public, and they reveal some surprising things about the man regarded as one of the greatest geniuses who ever lived.

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Getty Images - Booth Assassinates Lincoln
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Gettysburg Gift Shop Pulls Lincoln Assassin Bobbleheads

It's true.  You can no longer buy a John Wilkes Booth bobble-head doll at the Gettysburg National Military visitor center bookstore.  But that's not the real story here.

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