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Pillage and Plunder History’s ‘Vikings’ for These 9 Norsemen Facts

History’s Vikings famously ditches the classic helmet imagery, but did you know the concept of filthy, horned raiders was historically inaccurate anyway? Or that the Travis Fimmel series pays homage to classic Norse myth in its titles? Sharpen your axes and fill your flagons, and let the 24th episode of ‘You Think You Know TV?’ take you along with Ragnar Lothbrok for a raiding party on History’s Vikings!

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The History of America’s Super-Sized Monsters of Rock Tour

Launched in May 1988, the Monsters of Rock tour brought together some of the greatest hard rock and heavy metal bands of that era for a day-long rock 'n' roll celebration.

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Historic Cars in Mint Condition Found in Texas Garage

Car guys are going to freak!

These nostalgic cars had been covered in dust sitting in a Texas man's garage since 1972, but they're a hidden treasure worth half a million dollars or more.  Who stumbled across them?

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Phil Collins’ Well-Known Alamo Collection Is Back In Texas

Phil Collins has long been known as a huge collector of Alamo memorabilia, and his collection is so extensive that historians have asked to look at it in the past to learn from it.

Did you know some have valued the collection at $15 million?  And now the collection is at home in Texas, back at the Alamo for good.  Here's how it happened. 

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UT Austin - General Libraries
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Nacogdoches Has A Home on Texas Endangered List

 

The list of the Most Endangered Places in Texas is out, and a Nacogdoches home is on it.

Preservation Texas.org released the list this week, and Nac's Clay House is on the 11th annual list.

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Ian Showell, Hulton Archive, Getty Images
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45 Years Ago: The Beach Boys’ ‘Friends’ Album Released

"'Pet Sounds' is by far my very best album, though my favorite is 'Friends'," writes Brian Wilson in the liner notes of the CD reissue of the latter album. "I think that the Beach Boys sound was developing right along. I had developed a sixth sense for everybody's voices."

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35 Years Ago: Foreigner’s ‘Double Vision’ Album Released

With their self-titled debut album in 1977, Foreigner immediately rose to the ranks of the biggest bands in rock, scoring a Top 20 LP that sold millions while spinning off multiple hit singles. But as quickly as they found success, they had to start worrying about whether they could maintain it with their next album.

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25 Years Ago: Jimmy Page’s ‘Outrider’ Album Released

Jimmy Page was a band player before he started Led Zeppelin, and he returned to the group ranks after Zeppelin's breakup in 1980, starting the Firm with former Bad Company singer Paul Rodgers. But by the late '80s, he was ready to step out on his own.

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35 Years Ago: Bob Dylan’s ‘Street-Legal’ Album Released

'Street-Legal,' Bob Dylan’s 18th album, was created during a period of personal and artistic strife. The year before the record's release, Dylan finalized the divorce of his 11-year marriage to Sara, underwent a custody battle for his kids and continued to edit his ill-fated, four-hour movie ‘Renaldo and Clara,’ which had been shot in 1975.

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The Story of the Eagles’ Risk-Taking Concept Album, ‘Desperado’

For a band that was never particularly narrative, linear or even all that ambitious with their songwriting, the Eagles’ decision to make their second album a concept record always seemed a bit odd.

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Lincoln is a Good Movie, But Is it Inaccurate?

A Connecticut Senator says the Steven Spielberg movie, Lincoln, is historically inaccurate.

Senator Joe Courtney has written a letter to Spielberg saying the movie has his state on the wrong side of the slavery debate.  In the movie, Connecticut lawmakers are seen wanting to keep slavery, while in real life Senator Courtney says Connecticut lawmakers in the 1860's voted to abolish slavery.  Now what?

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This Day in History for December 8 — John Lennon Killed, and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1863: President Abraham Lincoln offers his conciliatory plan for reunification of the United States with his Proclamation of Amnesty and Reconstruction (more info)

1980: Music icon John Lennon is murdered by a mentally unstable fan in front of the Dakota apartment building in New York City (more info)

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