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This Day in History for September 9 – California Gains Statehood and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1776 – The Second Continental Congress changes the name of the nation from the United Colonies to the United States of America (More info)

1850 – California is admitted as the 31st US state, bypassing the usual waiting period of being a territory first (More info)

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Category: History, Music News, News
Voyager Spacecraft Near Edge of Heliosphere (flickR User/NASAblueshift)
Voyager Spacecraft Near Edge of Heliosphere (flickR User/NASAblueshift)
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After 35 Years, Voyagers Heading to Unknown Space

Voyager Spacecraft Near Edge of Heliosphere (flickR User/NASAblueshift)Have you ever wondered what lies beyond our Solar System?

The longest-operating spacecraft in NASA history are about to leave our Solar System.
Yesterday marked the 35th anniversary of Voyager1's launch to Jupiter and Saturn, it is now more than 11 billion miles from the sun.

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Grateful Memories of Astronaut Neil Armstrong [VIDEO]

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Were you watching when Neil Armstrong stepped on the moon?

If you haven't watched the historic black and white footage, here's a YouTube video collage. Watching it took me right back to July 20, 1969.

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A construction worker at the Emerson Building on August 7, 2012. (J. Green/TSM)
A construction worker at the Emerson Building on August 7, 2012. (J. Green/TSM)
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Emerson Building Renovation Brings Back McCormick Jr High Memories

Did you attend McCormick Junior High School in downtown Cheyenne?

Outside our KING FM studios at the ANB Bank, I've been watching the crews renovating the exterior of the Emerson Building on Capitol Avenue this Summer.

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Chip Somodevilla, Getty Images
Chip Somodevilla, Getty Images
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First Man on the Moon Neil Armstrong Dead at Age 82

Chip Somodevilla, Getty Images

The first person to set foot on the Earth’s moon, Neil Armstrong passed away today (Aug. 25) due to complications resulting from cardiovascular procedures. He was 82.

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Category: History, News
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Huntington Library
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This Day in History for August 24 – Mount Vesuvius Erupts and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

79 – Mount Vesuvius erupts, burying the cities of Pompeii, Herculaneum and Stabiae in volcanic ash (More info)

1912 – Alaska becomes a United States territory (More info)

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Category: History, News
Manny Valdes, Flickr
Manny Valdes, Flickr
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Who invented Sunglasses? The Answer May Surprise You

When you’re out in the bright sun, and you want to have some fun without squinting for hours on end, you need a pair of sunglasses to shield your eyes.

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Jonathan Daniel, Getty Images
Jonathan Daniel, Getty Images
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This Day in History for August 23 – Gaddafi Overthrown and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1926 – Silent film star Rudolph Valentino dies from a ruptured ulcer at the age of 31, sending tens of thousands of fans into a hysterical state of mass mourning (More info)

1939 – Germany and the Soviet Union shock the world by signing the Hitler-Stalin Pact (More info)

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Fox Photos, Getty Images
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This Day in History for August 19 – The Beatles Go On Tour and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1812 – The American frigate USS Constitution earns the nickname “Old Ironsides” after defeating the British frigate HMS Guerriere off the coast of Nova Scotia, Canada (More info)

1909 – The first race is held at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, the home of the Indianapolis 500 (More info)

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Category: History, Information, Music, News
Grateful Mike's Memories of Tom Bauman (TSM File Photo)
Grateful Mike's Memories of Tom Bauman (TSM File Photo)
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Grateful Memories of Tom Bauman [AUDIO]

A major voice of Cheyenne radio has been silenced.

On Wednesday, August 15, long-time Cheyenne broadcaster Tom Bauman died at the age of 75.

You've probably heard Tom's voice before on a radio broadcast or commercial, as a Cheyenne Frontier Days announcer or at many other events over the years and it is unforgettable.

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Mike Brown, Getty Images
Mike Brown, Getty Images
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This Day in History for August 16 – Elvis Presley Dies and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1858 – President James Buchanan inaugurates the new transatlantic telegraph cable by exchanging greetings with Queen Victoria of the UK (More info)

1896 – Gold is discovered in a tributary of the Klondike River in Canada, setting off the Klondike Gold Rush (More info)

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Category: History, Music News, News
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Three Lions, Getty Images
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This Day in History for August 15 – Woodstock Opens and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1824 – Freed American slaves found Liberia (More info)

1914 – The Panama Canal opens to traffic (More info)

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Category: History, Music, News

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