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Fourth of July
Fourth of July

Independence Day was first celebrated during the American Revolution. It’s been America’s most important patriotic holiday ever since. Read about the history of the holiday and find facts, stats, trivia, and more.

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Gone with the Wind
Eighty years ago, Margaret Mitchell's Gone with the Wind was published. Celebrate by reading the classic, or check out Infoplease's Summer Reading List.
The Citadel
Twenty years ago, the Citadel, the Military College of South Carolina, voted to admit women. Even with a cost of attendance of more than $50,000 for out-of-state students, the Citadel doesn't even make our list of the 25 Most Expensive U.S. Colleges and Universities.
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Which fabulous ice cream concoction would you like to be served? (And preferably, RIGHT NOW!)

  • Pick choice 1 Banana Split
  • Pick choice 2 A huge ice cream cone with candy bars smooshed
  • Pick choice 3 Hot Fudge Sundae
  • Pick choice 4 Butterscotch Sundae
  • Pick choice 5 A huge slice of ice cream cake
  • Pick choice 6 A deluxe milkshake
  • Pick choice 7 A big brownie heaped with ice cream
  • Pick choice 8 Just a single scoop of vanilla for me, thanks

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