FACT OF THE DAY
February 20 2021
Michael Jordan's nickname in high school was Magic, after Magic Johnson.
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July 13 2023
The Four Corners Monument is the only spot in the US where you can stand in four states at once: Utah, Colorado, Arizona and New Mexico.
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Saddam Hussein was given the key to the city of Detroit.
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July 8 2023
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July 7 2023
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July 6 2023
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July 5 2023
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July 4 2023
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July 3 2023
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July 2 2023
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July 1 2023
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June 30 2023
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June 29 2023
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June 28 2023
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June 27 2023
Over 35 million people in China still live in caves.
June 26 2023
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June 25 2023
The Moon is airless, waterless, and lifeless.
June 24 2023