FACT OF THE DAY
May 21 2021
The Olympics used to award medals for art.
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June 23 2022
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June 22 2022
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June 21 2022
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June 20 2022
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June 19 2022
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June 18 2022
The Apple II had a hard drive of only 5 megabytes when it was released.
June 17 2022
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June 16 2022
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