“There are few people whom I really love, and still fewer of whom I think well. The more I see of the world, the more am I dissatisfied with it; and every day confirms my belief of the inconsistency of all human characters, and of the little dependence that can be placed on the appearance of merit or sense.”

Happy birthday, Jane Austen, born on this day in 1775.

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ON THIS DAY:

The Spice Girls’ debut film, Spiceworld: The Movie, was released nationwide in the UK, 19 years ago today, on Boxing Day December 26th, 1997! 

The film was a #1 smash hit, grossing more than £6 million pounds during its opening weekend in the UK alone and over $100 million dollars worldwide.

GIRL POWER

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Happy 101st birthday, National Park Service! 

For the last century, the National Park Service has protected America’s Best Idea, ensuring current and future generations can experience the country’s natural, cultural and historic treasures. Established 44 years before the National Park Service, Yellowstone was the world’s first national park and sparked a worldwide movement to protect special places.

GUYS

IT’S JULY 21st

Do you know what that means?

In 1899 in the little burg of Manhatten, a group of newsboys went on strike in protest of the raised price of the newspapers they hawked for their living.

HAPPY STRIKE DAY FANSIES

Originally posted by playbill

This is a perfect excuse to watch Newsies Live again, just in case you felt you needed one.