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What's The Coolest Fact About Your Family History?

Every family has at least one really cool story to tell.

Every family — even the most seemingly boring ones — has an interesting claim to fame!

For example, maybe one of your ancestors came over on the Mayflower.

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Or maybe your relative invented something notable but random, like Peeps, Post-it Notes, or the spork.

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Perhaps your grandmother went on a date with John Lennon, Barack Obama, or Billie Holiday!

Or maybe your grandfather was childhood friends with James Dean, Jackie Robinson, or even, I dunno, Mother Teresa!

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Was one of your ancestors there in Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, when the Wright brothers took their first flight?

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Are you related to Abraham Lincoln?

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Or — gasp — John Wilkes Booth? Or even the guy who sold him his gun?

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Your family's claim to fame can be anything, it just can’t be boring! Share your story (and photos if you have them) in the comments below, and it could end up in a future BuzzFeed Community post!