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9 Groundbreaking Inventions by Women

Women inventors have played an important role in American history, but have not always been recognized for their work. Besides the fact that their contributions have at times been understated and overlooked, women – especially women of color – have historically had fewer resources to apply for US patents and …

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Who Invented the TV Dinner?

Televised dinners – those frozen, pre-cooked, pre-portioned meals that can be reheated and ready to eat in minutes – became an American culinary staple in the mid-20th century. But the true origin of this quarter-trillion-dollar industry may never be fully disclosed. Television dinners may not have emerged from factory ovens …

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George Washington is born – HISTORY

On February 22, 1732, George Washington was born in Westmoreland County, Virginia, the first of six children to Augustine and Mary Ball Washington. (Augustine had three more children from his first marriage.) An initially loyal British subject, Washington eventually led the Continental Army during the American Revolution and became the …

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