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Buzzer Beaters: Top Sports Stories for January 25

The biggest sports news today: a major trade in the National League, the finals are set Down Under, Manti Te'o's interview airs, and are the New York Jets crazy?

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This Day in History — First Can of Beer is Sold

It's almost the weekend, which is my favorite time to crack open a can of...well, if I'm honest, these days it's usually PBR. Times are tough, but not as tough as they probably were before this day in 1935, when the Gottfried Krueger Brewing Company delivered it's first batch of 2,000 cans of Krueger's Finest Beer and Cream Ale to one of my favorite cities in America: the dirty river city of Richmond, VA.

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This Day in History — China Discovered Feathered Dinosaurs

I'll never forget the feeling I had on January 22, 2003, when I learned that Chinese scientists had found dinosaur fossils with four feathered wings. That feeling was: awesome.

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This Day in History for January 3 — Apple Computer Incorporated, and More

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

1870: The construction of the Brooklyn Bridge begins (more info)

1938: The March of Dimes is established by President Franklin D. Roosevelt (more info)

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This Day in History for January 31 – Truman Announces H-Bomb Plans and More

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

1606 – Guy Fawkes, a chief conspirator in a plot to blow up the British Parliament building, jumps to his death moments before his execution for treason (More info)

1747 – The first venereal disease clinic opens at London Lock Hospital (More info)

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Celebrity Birthdays for January 31 – Portia de Rossi, Justin Timberlake and More

Here’s a look at some notable birthdays being celebrated today:

Portia de Rossi
Age: 39
Occupation: Actress
Known For: Her roles as lawyer Nelle Porter on ‘Ally McBeal’ and Lindsay Bluth Fünke on the cult-favorite sitcom ‘Arrested Development,’ appearing in other shows like ‘Better Off Ted’ and ‘Nip/Tuck,’ and her marriage to comedian and talk show host Ellen DeGeneres

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This Day in History for January 30 – Mohandas Gandhi Assassinated and More

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

1835 – In the House chamber of the US Capitol, President Andrew Jackson survives the first attempt against the life of a US president (More info)

1933 – Adolf Hitler is sworn in as Chancellor of Germany (More info)

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Celebrity Birthdays for January 30 – Gene Hackman, Christian Bale and More

Here’s a look at some notable birthdays being celebrated today:

Gene Hackman
Age: 82
Occupation: Actor
Known For: Oscar-winning performances in ‘The French Connection’ and ‘Unforgiven,’ starring in other notable films including ‘Superman,’ ‘Hoosiers,’ ‘Mississippi Burning’ and ‘The Royal Tenenbaums,’ and recently sustaining minor injuries when he was struck by a car while bicycling

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This Day in History for January 27 – National Geographic Society Founded and More

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

1785 – The University of Georgia is founded, becoming the first public university in the United States (More info)

1888 – The National Geographic Society is founded in Washington, DC (More info)

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Celebrity Birthdays for January 27 – Mikhail Baryshnikov, Tracy Lawrence and More

Here’s a look at some notable birthdays being celebrated today:

Mikhail Baryshnikov
Age: Dancer, Choreographer and Actor
Occupation: 64
Known For: Being one of the greatest and most legendary male ballet dancers of all time, being the artistic director of the American Ballet Theatre, and an acting career that includes an Oscar nomination for ‘The Turning Point’ and a multi-episode gig on ‘Sex and the City’

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