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Toronto Blue Jays Play First Game

The Toronto Blue Jays are a major league baseball team based in Toronto, Ontario. In 1992, "the Jays" became the first team based outside of the US to win the World Series, a feat they repeated in 1993. Originally owned by Labatt Breweries, Imperial Trust, and Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce, the Blue Jays came into existence in 1976 as one of two teams slated to join the American League for the next season. How did the franchise get its name?

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The Shroud of Turin

The subject of intense study, the Shroud of Turin is a linen cloth bearing the image of a man who appears to have been crucified. Though carbon dating places the shroud's origin in the Middle Ages, some believe the image on the cloth is that of Jesus of Nazareth, recorded on the shroud at the time of his proclaimed resurrection. Skeptics, however, have dismissed the shroud as a medieval forgery created using paint or even crude photography. When is the shroud next scheduled to be exhibited?

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Charles Fourier

Fourier was a French social philosopher who developed a form of utopian socialism known as Fourierism. He proposed the idea that the natural passions of man would, if properly channeled, result in social harmony. The social organization for such development was to be based on an economic unit composed of 1,620 people living in a single community building and dividing work according to their interests and desires. Fourier is credited with coining what word relating to women and women's rights?

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