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On This Day: April 11th

Well, I did my taxes this morning and am still in a good mood. Let's take a look at 4-11. On this day in 491, Flavius Anastasius became the Byzantine Emperor and changed his name simply to Anastasius. You know, like Reba or Cher. In 1970, Apollo 13 was launched. Somewhere, a 16-year-old Ron Howard wondered if it would make a good movie. And 11 years ago today, the #1 song was...

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FUKUSHIMA, JAPAN - APRIL 09:  Earthquake victim in a Godzilla costume lines up for food at evacuation shelter on April 9, 2011  (Photo by Athit Perawongmetha/Getty Images)
FUKUSHIMA, JAPAN - APRIL 09: Earthquake victim in a Godzilla costume lines up for food at evacuation shelter on April 9, 2011 (Photo by Athit Perawongmetha/Getty Images)
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Garth Brooks Among Those Auctioning Items to Benefit Victims of Japan Earthquake

Help is still needed and many of Country musics' elite are answering the call. According to "EMI Family for Japan" Garth Brooks, Alan Jackson, Lady Antebellum, Keith Urban, and many more of your favorite stars are donating various collectible items to benefit those affected by the devastating March quake

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On This Day: April 10th

Here's a great way to impress your friends! If they ever ask you, "Say, what's always the 100th day of any non-leap year?", you can say, "Why, it's April 10th!" On this day in 837, Halley's Comet came closer to Earth than it ever had and ever has been. The separating distance was 3.2 million miles. It was like you could've reached out and touched it. Happy birthday to actor Haley Joel Osment. It was on this day in 1988 that, for the first time, he saw living people. And 10 years ago today, the #1 song was...

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On This Day: April 9th

I'd give you the 411, but that's Monday. For now, we'll just settle for the 4-9. As in April 9. On this day in 1967, the first Boeing 737 makes its maiden flight. And it was filled with passengers who had just gotten their maiden patdowns. In 2005, Prince Charles married Camilla Parker Bowles. Queen Elizabeth got them a toaster oven. And 9 years today, the #1 song was...

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Kristofferson The Movie Star

 

Kris Kristofferson has done it all.  He grew up in a military family, he was a Gold Gloves boxer, studied writing, he's a legendary songwriter ("Sunday Morning Coming Down", "Me and Bobby McGee", "Help Me Make it Through the Night"), and he's a terrific actor

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Courtesy of Flickr User twn1340
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It’s A Memorabilia-palooza, Pilgrim

John Wayne always reminded me of my Granddaddy Morris, my Mom's father; he smoked, he loved to hunt, and he just sort of was built like the Duke.  Many fans of Wayne's will be extra excited about the auction of over 400 items-including costumes, scripts, personal affects, and awards- coming up this October through Heritage Auctions

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On This Day: April 8th

As American Idol fans continue to lift their collective jaw off the floor, let's take a look at April 8th. On this day in 1740, three British ships capture the Spanish vessel, Princesa. It was called the War of Jenkin's Ear. And boy, was Jenkin's Nose jealous!  In 1820, the Venus de Milo was discovered on the Aegean island of Melos. Everyone was up in arms. And 8 years ago today, the #1 song was...

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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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