This Day In History of the Day

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This Day In History of the Day: To mark the 165th anniversary of Thomas Edison's birth, the Internet's other explainer of things, Jeremiah Warren (previously), put together a quick and frank animated profile of the controversial inventor who was eulogized by his disgruntled former employee Nikola Tesla as man who "lived in utter di

Compare And Contrast of the Day

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Compare And Contrast of the Day: It was 20 years ago today that Nickelodeon launched their very first batch of Nicktoons: Original animated series produced by Nickelodeon for Nickelodeon.

Doug, which kicked off the lineup at 10AM ET, was followed by Rugrats at 10:30, and The Ren and Stimpy Show at 11.

A lot

This Day In History of the Day

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This Day In History of the Day: On May 17, 1861 -- exactly 150 years ago -- Scottish physicist James Clerk Maxwell and photographer Thomas Sutton (who invented the SLR camera that same year) used three projectors fitted with red, green, and blue filters to combine three black-and-white photos of a tartan ribbon shot through similar filters

This Day In History of the Day

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This Day In History of the Day: Eight years ago today, President George W. Bush made a historic arrested landing on the aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln, and delivered his infamous "Mission Accomplished" speech.

[photo: ap via telegraph.]

This Day In History of the Day

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This Day In History of the Day: On April 17, 1991 -- 20 years ago today -- an up-and-coming Seattle trio named Nirvana took the stage at Pioneer Square's legendary OK Hotel and debuted a song called "Smells Like Teen Spirit."

By year's end, that "Pixies rip off" had made the band a household name, and helped kick-start a generati