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It was just five days ago that John McCain, the longtime Arizona senator, two-time presidential candidate and perhaps America's most famous former prisoner of war, was diagnosed with a deadly form of brain cancer.

And yet the Republican lawmaker is set to make a dramatic return to the U.S. Senate on Tuesday for a key vote on health care.

"Look forward to returning to Senate tomorrow," McCain tweeted Monday night.

In 1915, an advertisement proclaiming, "Bake in a glass!" appeared in the pages of Good Housekeeping. Corning Glass Works in New York had created a product that allowed food to be mixed, baked and served all in the same dish. By 1919, 4 million pieces of Pyrex — a new, durable glassware — had been sold to customers throughout the United States.

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