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"Books and movies are like apples and oranges. They both are fruit, but taste completely different."

- Stephen King

Oct 10 Juan Ponce de León

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Circa 1513, Spanish explorer Juan Ponce de Leon (1460 - 1521) in his search for the fabulous island of Bimini where the legendary Fountain of Youth was said to be located. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

If you’ve ever been to Florida, Puerto Rico, or the Dominican Republic, you’ve probably seen some street name, city name, or statue honoring Juan Ponce de León, the Spanish conquistador. That is because he was very influential in all three of those places.

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Oct 03 Conoce los colores

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Sep 27 Important Male Hispanics in History

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Roberto Clemente

From mid-September to mid-October, people celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month by studying the impact Hispanics have had throughout history. Whether male or female, whether in sports, politics, the arts, or entertainment, Hispanics have had a strong impact on events, legislation, and culture. Here is a list of five male Hispanics who have greatly influenced the U.S. and the world:

 
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Sep 20 The Fall / Otoño

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Autumn colors leaves on trees small country lane, Sutton, Suffolk, England, UK. (Photo by: Geography Photos/UIG via Getty Images)

Fall, also known as “autumn,” occurs right after summer and before winter. It begins on the Autumnal Equinox, which is when the sunset and sunrise are about twelve hours apart anywhere in the world. The season ends on the Winter Solstice. Days in the fall get shorter and temperatures begin to drop. In the northern hemisphere, fall takes place between mid-September and mid-November. In the southern hemisphere, fall is opposite, occurring between mid-March and mid-June—when spring has sprung in the northern part of the globe. It is also the time when most schools begin their new school year.

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