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Looking Up: A Stargazer’s Guide to January 2017

Looking Up: A Stargazer’s Guide to January 2017

Happy New Year! Here’s a calendar of astronomy events for the month, that includes a meteor shower, several planetary line-ups, a full Moon, and more!

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Terry Kovel’s Cautions for Collectors

Terry Kovel’s Cautions for Collectors

Collecting advice from antiques maven Terry Kovel.

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Did Abraham Lincoln Read the Farmers’ Almanac?

Did Abraham Lincoln Read the Farmers’ Almanac?

Find out how the accuracy of the Almanac came to the aid of the lawyer who ultimately became the sixteenth President of the United States.

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If you notice a hole in the upper left-hand corner of your Farmers' Almanac, don't return it to the store! That hole isn't a defect; it's a part of history. Starting with the first edition of the Farmers' Almanac in 1818, readers used to nail holes into the corners to hang it up in their homes, barns, and outhouses (to provide both reading material and toilet paper). In 1919, the Almanac's publishers began pre-drilling holes in the corners to make it even easier for readers to keep all of that invaluable information (and paper) handy.

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