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Why Are People Buying So Many Lottery Tickets These Days? — Dollars and Sense

The economic downturn has been rough on a lot of businesses, but it’s been a boon for state lotteries.

Seems people who only have a few dollars to spare aren’t putting them away for a rainy day — they’re trying to parlay them into big bucks.

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Celebrity Birthdays for August 27 – Paul Reubens, Sarah Chalke and More

Here’s a look at some notable birthdays being celebrated today:

Paul Reubens
Age: 60
Occupation: Actor and Comedian
Known For: His signature character Pee-wee Herman, roles in TV shows such as ’30 Rock’ and in films like ‘Blow,’ and maintaining a healthy sense of humor after a ridiculous 1991 arrest for indecent exposure in a porn theater

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Thomas Charles Naudet, McGill University Libraries
Thomas Charles Naudet, McGill University Libraries

This Day in History for August 27 – Battle of Dresden and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1813 – French Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte defeats a larger force of Austrians, Russians, and Prussians at the Battle of Dresden (More info)

1859 – Petroleum is discovered in Titusville, Penn., leading to the world’s first commercially successful oil well (More info)

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