Fifties Flashback: Mr. Disney’s ‘Black Sunday’

July 17, 1955, was intended as an invited-guests-only, media-oriented day to celebrate the long-awaited opening of Disneyland.

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Fifties Flashback: It’s a Mad World After All

In Lewis Carroll’s 1865 classic Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, Alice remarks to the Cheshire Cat, “I don’t want to go among mad people.”

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March Used to Be the First Month of the Year

Before the ancient Roman calendar was updated to include the winter months of January and February, the year started with March.

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Fifties Flashback: The Cat with 10 Million Lives

“Write me a story that first-graders can’t put down.”

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Dessert on the Ceiling (and Other Kooky Christmas Traditions)

More than 160 countries around the world celebrate Christmas. Overseas and elsewhere, some holiday traditions may seem wonderfully weird — and maybe even a bit bizarre. For some chuckles, let’s check out the yearly happenings in:

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Fifties Flashback: Fame and Fortune from Midwestern Mud

In 1982 Eddie Murphy returned the nearly forgotten Gumby character to popularity.

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No Pie at Original Thanksgiving

The first Thanksgiving didn’t feature pies or cakes, because the Plymouth pilgrims had no ovens and a limited supply of sugar.

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