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On This Day: April 7th

A week of April already in the books. Wow! This day in 1927 saw the first distance public television broadcast--from Washington D.C. to New York City. Back then Big Bird was called, you know, Little Bird. In 1954, President Dwight D. Eisenhower gave his "domino theory" speech during a news conference. He concluded that they were black, rectangular, and had little white dots on them. And 7 years ago today, the #1 song was...

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On This Day: April 6th

I had a friend who hated the phrase "six of one, half a dozen of the other." So this is his day. It's April 6th. On this day in 46 BC, Julius Caesar defeated Caecilius Scipio and Marcus Cato in the Battle of Thapsus. Final Score: Caesar 66, Scipio/Cato 64 in yet another buzzer-beater. In 1909, Peary and Henson allegedly reached the North Pole...and were allegedly really cold. And 6 years ago today, the #1 song was...

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On This Day: April 5th

Time to take five. As in April Five. On this day in 1614, Pocahontas married English colonist John Rolfe. Then it was off to Vegas for the honeymoon. In 1621, the Mayflower leaves Plymouth, Massachusetts on a return trip to Great Britain. I guess the U-Haul was unavailable. And 5 years ago today, the #1 song was...

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On This Day: April 4th

Happy Monday, everybody! I'm sure it is in the Taylor Swift camp. Let's take a look at April 4th. On this day in 1850, Los Angeles, California is incorporated as a city. Shortly thereafter, Lindsey Lohan's great-great-great-great grandmother was arrested for drunk driving while speeding down Sunset Boulevard in her covered wagon. In 1964, the Beatles occupied all of the top five positions on Billboard Hot 100. I guess they were popular. And 4 years ago today, the #1 song was...

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On This Day: April 3rd

As 'Cat fans remember a great season now at an end, let's take a look at April 3rd. Mail call! On this day in 1860, the United States Pony Express made its first successful run. Now they trot across your hard drive. It's called e-mail. In 1973, the first portable cell phone call is made in New York City. Just how DID they get that big rotary dial on that tiny phone? And 3 years ago, the #1 song was...

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On This Day: April 2nd

Fools rush OUT just as quickly. It's April 2nd. On this day in 1513, Juan Ponce de Leon named Florida. Yeah, but what did he name it? In 1902, the first full-time movie theatre opened in Los Angeles. Popcorn was only $12.75 a bucket back then; those were the days. And 2 years ago today, the #1 song was...

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Born On April 1st

 I can't imagine what it's like to be born on April 1st.  Will your friends and family remember your birthday or will they prank you into thinking they don't know it's your birthday?  It has to be frustrating

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On This Day: April 1st

It is April Fool's Day. Do people still use the old untied-shoe-laces gag?  I always fell for that when I was a kid. Anyway, on this day in 1891, the Wrigley Company was founded in Chicago. There's something to chew on. In 1954, President Eisenhower authorized the creation of the United States Air Force Academy. Off we go into the wild blue yonder. And 1 year ago, the #1 song was...

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Mel McDaniel Dies at 68

Mel McDaniel passed away last night after a battle with cancer. Grand Ole Opry member McDaniel was nominated for a Grammy with his chart-topping hit 'Baby's Got Her Blue Jeans On' in 1985. Other hits include; number one 'Louisiana Saturday Night', 'Big Ole Brew', and 'Stand Up'

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On This Day: March 31st

On this day in 1889, the Eiffel Tower officially opened. Fittingly, in 1906, the NCAA (National Collegiate Athletic Association) was established to set rules for American college sports. In 1918, Daylight Savings Time went into effect for the first time. And 31 years ago today, the #1 song was...

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