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The star-spangled Vietnam film earned Tom Cruise his first Best Actor Oscar nomination

When John Adams penned a letter to future First Lady Abigail Adams on July 3, 1776, he guessed how future generations of Americans would celebrate Independence Day with remarkable accuracy—but he got the date wrong.

The Fourth of July is the epitome of summer—and after several months spent indoors, you need some outdoor fun more than anything.

Here's what we know about the 68-million-year-old fossil egg previously known as “The Thing”.

On July 4, 1998, Barack Obama was surely at the University of Chicago Medical Center celebrating the birth of his first child, Malia.

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As far as we're concerned, that is Ben Franklin's baby now.

Please take a moment to see what a penguin weigh-in looks—and sounds—like:

This Illustrated Periodic Table Shows How We Regularly Interact With Each Element —

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Homosexuality was still classified as an illness in Sweden in 1979. Swedes protested by calling in sick to work, claiming they felt gay.

On this date in 1942, Anne Frank received a diary for her 13th birthday.

This is the remarkable Halitrephes maasi jellyfish, also known as deep sea fireworks.

Want to Save the Environment? Eat Less Meat —

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We cannot stop watching this video of a mom getting startled by her baby. 😂🐆

On this date in 1955, Doc Brown hit his head on the edge of his sink and invented time travel.

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