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Montgomery Ward shut down 13 years ago today, and that may have been a turning point for America

Montgomery Ward, which operated from 1872, shuttered itself on December 28, 2000 — 13 years ago today. This probably doesn’t seem like a very big deal, as in the intervening 13 years, we’ve been able to shop perfectly fine, both… Continue Reading

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The origins of NORAD’s Santa Tracker

Here’s the NORAD Santa Tracker.┬áDon’t get too excited just yet — it doesn’t really fire up for about six days (only logical). It’s been around since 1955, and from ’55 to about 1996, it was primarily done via a telephone… Continue Reading