Throughout the Celery City, the hearts of young hipsters raced as the news ricocheted across Facebook: Selena Gonez is moving to Sanford.

paulrevereJuly 4 gets all the attention when it comes to early American history, but April 18 and 19 are critical dates in America’s struggle to gain independence from Great Britain. This weekend fire up the barbecue and shoot off some fireworks to celebrate the 239th anniversary of Paul Revere’s Midnight Ride and the original “Shot Hear Around the World.”

In the spring of 1775, tensions between the colonies and the British government were at a breaking point. This was doubly so in Massachusetts were the colonists’ resistance was well organized. On April 18, General Thomas Gage, the British governor of Massachusetts, ordered British troops to march to Lexington to arrest Samuel Adams and John Hancock.

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Sixty-three years ago, Volkswagen began production of a new vehicle. Officially known as the Volkswagen Type 2, or the Transporter, this new vehicle quickly picked up a number of nicknames, including the VW microbus and VW minibus.

In the U.S., the Transporter became known as the hippie van because of its popularity in the counterculture movement of the 1960s. Despite the peace-and-love karma surrounding the VW microbus, the unofficial vehicle of Woodstock stands at the center of the Chicken War that continues to this day.