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This Day in History: January 26th- The Twist

This Day in History: January 26th- The Twist

Kathy Padden January 26, 2015 0

This Day In History: January 26, 1962 There is only one song that made it to number one on the Billboard charts on two separate Billboard runs, and that is Chubby Checker’s legendary dance

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This Day in History: January 23rd- The Pluto Platter

This Day in History: January 23rd- The Pluto Platter

Kathy Padden January 23, 2015 0

This Day In History: January 23, 1957 On January 23, 1957 the Wham-O toy company rolled out their very first batch of plastic aerodynamic flying discs – now known the world over as Frisbees.

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This Day in History: January 22nd- Hanging Claudius

This Day in History: January 22nd- Hanging Claudius

Kathy Padden January 22, 2015 0

Today in History: January 22, 1779 On January 22, 1779, notorious Tory outlaw Claudius Smith, who had plundered and terrorized the people of New York during the Revolutionary War, was executed on a makeshift

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This Day in History: January 21st- The Pardon

This Day in History: January 21st- The Pardon

Kathy Padden January 21, 2015 0

This Day In History: January 21, 1977 On January 21, 1977, during his first full day as president, Jimmy Carter fulfilled a promise he made during his campaign when he granted a pardon to

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This Day in History: January 20th- Polanski and Tate

This Day in History: January 20th- Polanski and Tate

Kathy Padden January 20, 2015 0

This Day In History: January 20, 1968 It certainly wasn’t a case of love at first sight. Initially, Roman Polanski refused to speak to the equally unimpressed Sharon Tate. Even by the time they

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This Day in History: January 19th- Poe

This Day in History: January 19th- Poe

Kathy Padden January 19, 2015 2

This Day In History: January 19, 1809 The tumultuous life of Edgar Allan Poe, the American writer, editor, and literary critic, began in Boston, MA on January 19, 1809. Poe was one of the

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This Day in History: January 16th- Ivan the Terrible

This Day in History: January 16th- Ivan the Terrible

Kathy Padden January 16, 2015 0

This Day In History: January 16, 1547 On January 16, 1547, 16-year-old Ivan Vasilyevich, Grand Prince of Moscow, assumed the Russian throne in the Cathedral of the Dormition, ushering in a new political era

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This Day in History: January 15th- The Black Dahlia

This Day in History: January 15th- The Black Dahlia

Kathy Padden January 15, 2015 3

This Day In History: January 15, 1947 The murder of Elizabeth Short, nicknamed “The Black Dahlia”, was one of the most brutal crimes in Los Angeles history. Her body was found on January 15,

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This Day in History: January 14th- Dr. Bennett and His Wife

This Day in History: January 14th- Dr. Bennett and His Wife

Kathy Padden January 14, 2015 0

This Day In History: January 14, 1794 On January 14, 1794, Dr. Jesse Bennett’s wife, Elizabeth, was suffering through a very difficult labor with their first child. Dr. Humphrey, her attending physician, determined the

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This Day in History: January 13th- The Corvair, Nader, and Ernie Kovacs

This Day in History: January 13th- The Corvair, Nader, and Ernie Kovacs

Kathy Padden January 13, 2015 0

This Day In History: January 13, 1962 “Nothing in moderation – We all loved him.” – Ernie Kovacs epitaph On Jan 13, 1962, the immensely popular, cigar-puffing comedian Ernie Kovacs was killed in a

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This Day in History: January 12th- All in the Family

This Day in History: January 12th- All in the Family

Kathy Padden January 12, 2015 0

This Day In History: January 12, 1971 When the very first episode of All in the Family aired on January 12, 1971, CBS ran the following disclaimer immediately preceding it: The program you are

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This Day in History: January 9th- Gypsy Rose

This Day in History: January 9th- Gypsy Rose

Kathy Padden January 9, 2015 1

This Day In History: January 9, 1911 On January 9, 1911, legendary striptease artist Gypsy Rose Lee was born as Rose Louise Hovick in Seattle, Washington. One of the most popular performers of the

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This Day in History: January 8th- Citizen Kane vs. William Randolph Hearst

This Day in History: January 8th- Citizen Kane vs. William Randolph Hearst

Kathy Padden January 8, 2015 0

This Day In History: January 8, 1941 As the year 1941 dawned, 24-year-old Orson Welles had just finishing making what is largely considered one of the best films of all time – Citizen Kane.

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This Day in History: January 7th- Leaning

This Day in History: January 7th- Leaning

Kathy Padden January 7, 2015 0

This Day In History: January 7, 1990 The Cathedral in Pisa’s free-standing bell tower obviously wasn’t intended to be lopsided. When construction began in August of 1173, everything seemed OK at first. But the

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This Day in History: January 6th- Four Freedoms

This Day in History: January 6th- Four Freedoms

Kathy Padden January 6, 2015 0

This Day In History: January 6, 1941 Equality of opportunity for youth and for others. Jobs for those who can work. Security for those who need it. The ending of special privilege for the

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This Day in History: January 5th- Digging Up Jericho

This Day in History: January 5th- Digging Up Jericho

Kathy Padden January 5, 2015 0

This Day In History: January 5, 1978 Dame Kathleen Kenyon was a British archaeologist who excavated the city of Jericho to its Stone Age foundation, and proved it was the world’s oldest continuously occupied

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This Day in History: January 2nd- Niagara Falls

This Day in History: January 2nd- Niagara Falls

Kathy Padden January 2, 2015 0

This Day In History: January 2, 1929 On January 2, 1929, the United States and Canada agreed to combine efforts to divert the Niagara River. The two nations were hoping to protect Niagara Falls,

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This Day in History: January 1st- Betsy

This Day in History: January 1st- Betsy

Kathy Padden January 1, 2015 0

This Day In History: January 1, 1752 In the summer of 1776, the story goes that General George Washington paid a visit to a newly widowed seamstress regarding the design for their new nation’s

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