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This Day in History: March 5th

This Day in History: March 5th

Kathy Padden March 5, 2014 0

Today in History: March 5, 1963 The oft-told story behind the origin of the Hulu-Hoop is the tale of two childhood buddies named Richard Knerr and Arthur “Spud” Melin, the founders of Wham-O, who

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This Day in History: March 4th

This Day in History: March 4th

Kathy Padden March 4, 2014 0

Today in History: March 4, 303 Back in the 4th century, the story goes that there was a 28 year-old high ranking Herculean guard working for the Roman emperor Galerius Maximian named Adrian of

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This Day in History: March 3rd

This Day in History: March 3rd

Kathy Padden March 3, 2014 0

Today in History: March 3, 1875 The music from Carmen is recognizable even to people who are more familiar with Alan Jackson or AC/DC than arias, but when Georges Bizet composed Carmen, it was

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This Day in History: February 28th

This Day in History: February 28th

Kathy Padden February 28, 2014 0

Today in History: February 28, 1704 When you visit the Old Burying Ground in Deerfield, MA, tucked away in the back corner there is a grassy mound with a weathered gravestone atop it. The

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This Day in History: February 27th

This Day in History: February 27th

Kathy Padden February 27, 2014 0

Today in History: February 27, 1827 “No party is any fun unless seasoned with folly.” – Desiderius Erasmus Mimicking what they had seen done in Paris, a group of boisterous masked students decked out

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This Day in History: February 26th

This Day in History: February 26th

Kathy Padden February 26, 2014 0

Today in History: February 26, 1954 Rock and roll had barely shot off the launching pad when “concerned” citizens and politicians began rallying to nip this scourge on decent society in the bud. One

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This Day in History: February 25th

This Day in History: February 25th

Kathy Padden February 25, 2014 0

Today in History: February 25, 1972 Paul McCartney had always been careful to remain fairly apolitical and uncontroversial when writing his songs. He felt his job was to entertain, not preach, and had made

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This Day in History: February 24th

This Day in History: February 24th

Kathy Padden February 24, 2014 0

Today in History: February 24, 1208 St. Francis of Assisi didn’t always live what one would consider a saintly life. His dad was a wealthy merchant, and Francis was very fond of wearing expensive

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This Day in History: February 21st

This Day in History: February 21st

Kathy Padden February 21, 2014 0

Today in History: February 21, 1431 It would seem highly improbable that a simple peasant girl from a small village in France would have better name recognition 600 hundred years later than the reigning

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This Day in History: February 20th

This Day in History: February 20th

Kathy Padden February 20, 2014 0

Today in History: February 20, 2003 The evening of February 20, 2003 was crisp, clear and cold in West Warwick, Rhode Island. Winters in New England tend to be long and monotonous, and what

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This Day in History: February 19th

This Day in History: February 19th

Kathy Padden February 19, 2014 0

Today in History: February 19, 1934 In what would become one of Hollywood’s longest lasting unions, Bob Hope and Dolores Reade wed on this day in 1934, just a year after Hope had divorced

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This Day in History: February 18th

This Day in History: February 18th

Kathy Padden February 18, 2014 0

Today in History: February 18, 1478 The antics of the feuding Plantagenet family wrangling for the English crown during the War of the Roses set the standard for all dysfunctional families to follow. Family

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This Day in History: February 17th

This Day in History: February 17th

Kathy Padden February 17, 2014 0

Today in History: February 17, 1993 It is estimated that as many as 900 people may have lost their lives when the Neptune, a dangerously overloaded passenger ferry, overturned near the coast of Haiti

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This Day in History: February 14th

This Day in History: February 14th

Kathy Padden February 14, 2014 0

Today in History: February 14, 1988 22-year-old speed skater Dan Jansen was widely favored to take the gold in both the 500- and 1,000 meter events at the Calgary Winter Games in 1988. If

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This Day in History: February 12th

This Day in History: February 12th

Kathy Padden February 12, 2014 0

Today in History: February 12, 1967 When Rolling Stones Keith Richards and Mick Jagger were arrested on drug charges at Richards’ home, Redlands, on February 12, 1967, there were many who believed that the

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This Day in History: February 11th

This Day in History: February 11th

Kathy Padden February 11, 2014 1

Today in History: February 11, 1916 Emma Goldman, a tireless crusader for women’s causes, was among the first to recognize the link between free speech and reproductive rights. So it comes as no surprise

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This Day in History: February 10th

This Day in History: February 10th

Kathy Padden February 10, 2014 0

Today in History: February 10, 1957 On this day in history, 1957, famed writer Laura Ingalls Wilder died. Wilder’s writing career didn’t begin until she was 60 years old. The main purpose for writing

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This Day in History: February 7th

This Day in History: February 7th

Kathy Padden February 7, 2014 0

Today in History: February 7, 1914 One hundred years ago today, comedic genius and cinematic pioneer Charlie Chaplin made a few wardrobe choices that resulted in one of the most recognizable and iconic film

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