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On May 31, 1859, the famous tower clock Big Ben rings out over London for the first time. Two months later the bell cracked. It was three years before the clock went into service again. The bell was rotated so that the hammer would strike another surface, but the crack was never repaired. more
On May 20, 1873, San Francisco businessman Levi Strauss and Reno, Nevada, tailor Jacob Davis are given a patent to create work pants reinforced with metal rivets, marking the birth of one of the world's most famous garments: blue jeans. They were originally called "waist overalls." more
On May 18, 1989, in Beijing, 1 million protesters take to the streets calling for a more democratic political system. On June 3, Chinese armed forces stormed Tiananmen Square, killing thousands and arresting over 10,000 protestors in what became known as the Tiananmen Square Massacre. more
You're getting ready for the day and decide to wear a chic blouse paired with your skinny jeans from your favorite designer. You'll be feeling and looking good with minimal effort thanks to … more
“Water is the softest thing, yet it can penetrate mountains and earth. This shows clearly the principle of softness overcoming hardness.” — Lao Tzu • • • “Be who you are and say … more
NOW ON DVD and BLU-RAY “Things to Come” (R) — After 25 years of marriage, Nathalie (Isabelle Huppert) learns that her husband (Andre Marcon) is moving in with his much-younger lover. … more
1. ASTRONOMY: What is the common name of the constellation Monoceros? 2. GEOGRAPHY: What is the westernmost territory of Canada? 3. MYTHOLOGY: Who was the Roman equivalent of the Greek hero … more
On May 6, 1994, a rail tunnel under the English Channel officially opens, connecting Britain and the European mainland for the first time since the Ice Age. The "Chunnel" runs below the seabed for 23 miles. Each day, about 30,000 people, 6,000 cars and 3,500 trucks journey through the Chunnel. more
Massage therapy can reduce pain, promote muscle relaxation, and improve both mood and sleep quality. What mother wouldn’t want all that? And now, booking a massage for your loved one in the … more
As the weather changes, so does our lifestyle. From grilling to gardening, we’re ready to shake off winter and jump into warm-weather fun. But what about the impact these activities have on the … more
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