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27th May '16 8:28:45 AM Lightice
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* Speaking of which, garments resembling the modern bikini have been portrayed in ancient Greek illustrations, used by women partaking in sports and other leisurely activities (though not swimming).
16th May '16 1:18:18 PM Market43Fan
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* Similarly; fantasy sports such as fantasy football are often thought to be a phenomenon dating to the [[TheNewMillennium early 2000s]]. Actually, fantasy football dates back to [[TheSixties the early 1960s]], and much of the sports media was aware of it at least dating to [[https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=rupOAAAAIBAJ&sjid=sBQEAAAAIBAJ&pg=1326%2C2017550 1992]].

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* Similarly; fantasy sports such as fantasy football are often thought to be a phenomenon dating to the [[TheNewMillennium [[TurnOfTheMillennium early 2000s]]. Actually, fantasy football dates back to [[TheSixties the early 1960s]], and much of the sports media was aware of it at least dating to [[https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=rupOAAAAIBAJ&sjid=sBQEAAAAIBAJ&pg=1326%2C2017550 1992]].
16th May '16 1:17:03 PM Market43Fan
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* Similarly; fantasy sports such as fantasy football are often thought to be a phenomenon dating to the [[TheNewMillennium early 2000s]]. Actually, fantasy football dates back to [[TheSixties the early 1960s]], and much of the sports media was aware of it at least dating to [[https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=rupOAAAAIBAJ&sjid=sBQEAAAAIBAJ&pg=1326%2C2017550 1992]].
14th May '16 5:13:50 PM 10-13-2
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* Pizza Hut was founded in 1958. In ''Kansas''.
14th May '16 5:10:09 PM 10-13-2
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* Magazine ads with full-color photographs, now ubiquitous, began as early as the 1940s.
14th May '16 5:08:40 PM 10-13-2
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* Also founded in 1955 was the Peoples ''[sic]'' Temple Full Gospel Church, a theologically and politically liberal Methodist offshoot congregation and the first racially integrated church in the history of Indianapolis, Indiana. It later relocated to northern California and then to the South American country of Guyana, where in 1978 its pastor, Jim Jones, ordered the murder of several TV journalists and then had his followers commit mass suicide by drinking poisoned fruit punch - [[NeverLiveItDown the only thing for which the church is still remembered]].
14th May '16 5:00:17 PM 10-13-2
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* The use of ''gender'' as a rough synonym for ''sex''[[note]] it actually refers to the ''social construct'', not the biological reality [[/note]] is first recorded in 1955. It just didn't become a feminist buzzword until the 1970s, and a household expression until later than that.
23rd Apr '16 2:24:10 PM nombretomado
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** Also mentioned in a 1996 ''FatherTed'' episode; a man was allergic to cats, and inhaled kittens to punish himself for his sins.

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** Also mentioned in a 1996 ''FatherTed'' ''Series/FatherTed'' episode; a man was allergic to cats, and inhaled kittens to punish himself for his sins.
22nd Apr '16 3:31:32 PM Ezclee4050
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** UsefulNotes/WinstonChurchill popularized "Iron Curtain" to characterize the USSR and its domination of Eastern Europe in a 1946 speech, but it was first applied to the Soviet Union in 1920 and [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iron_Curtain had a long history as a metaphorical term]] before that.



* "Frienemy"/"frenemy": coined by [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Walter_Winchell Walter Winchell]] in 1953 to describe US/Soviet relations.

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* "Frienemy"/"frenemy": [[FriendlyEnemy "Frienemy"/"frenemy"]]: coined by [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Walter_Winchell Walter Winchell]] in 1953 to describe US/Soviet relations.
21st Apr '16 11:26:13 PM Twentington
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* Given its association with emo and scene culture of the TurnOfTheMillennium, one would think that Hot Topic was founded at the end of TheNineties, right? It actually began in 1988.
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