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100 Years On The Lincoln Highway

Today we are used to super highways with convenient truck stops, rest stops, smoothly paved surfaces for high speed vehicles with heat, air conditioning, cruise control, adjustable heated and cooled seats, sound systems, GPS, cell phones and so many modern conveniences that travel is a breeze.

But it wasn't always that way.

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A Quick Look At The History Of Christmas Holiday Traditions [VIDEO]

Have you ever been curious where certain Christmas Holiday Traditions came from? Well, the good folks over at Buzzfeed have blessed us with a little minute and half video that highlights the history of some of the most celebrated X-mas traditions.

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42 Years Ago Today, A Song Was Born Because of This Casino Fire [Music]

On this day in 1971, during a Frank Zappa and The Mothers of Invention concert in Montreux, Switzerland, the Casino burned to the ground. Richie Blackmore and Deep Purple immortalized the tragedy quite nicely, in their song “Smoke on the Water

 

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Drunken Rocker Arrested For Waving Gun At Elvis’s Home 37 Years Ago Today

On this date in 1976, Rocker Jerry Lee Lewis was arrested outside Graceland in Memphis for public drunkenness and waving a pistol and demanding to see "The King."

 

The guard at the gate called the police and there was some talk that Elvis watched the arrest go down on his closed circuit monitors in the house, 37 years ago today.

 

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‘Roots’ Remake Miniseries Lined Up at History Channel

An ever sensitive topic though it remains, slavery films in Hollywood have no doubt risen  the last few years in public profile, from '12 Years a Slave' to 'Django Unchained,' and now the trend has reached TV. History will reboot the iconic 'Roots' miniseries as an all-new drama, but who from the original production will have any involvement?

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Because Of These People, We Live Well Today

393 years ago today, The Mayflower left Plymouth, England, with 102 very brave passengers, bound for America. It would be a miserable passage of delay, short stores, bad water, scorn of the crew, cold weather, heavy seas and sickness

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Where Were You 12 Years Ago September 11th When Our Country Was Attacked?

It was September 11th 2001 when I was living at home with my 83 year old father who was stricken with a serious illness as a result from his cancer. It was a day I soon learned would forever change our history books, a day when the United States was under attack... a day known as 9-11.

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Small Wyoming Business Born 117 Years Ago Today

 

On this day in 1899, near Wilcox, Wyoming, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid staged the 1st train robbery, of the Union Pacific Overland Flyer. I blame the fellows he fell in with at the state prison in Laramie, Wy

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117 Years Ago Today, He Created My Job

On this day in 1896 - GUGLIELMO MARCONI invented THE RADIO and received a U.S. patent.

 

This Nobel Prize winning physicist went on to do mornings on
”The Mighty 10-90, with stax-of-wax from the back of the racks so you hep-cats can jump, jive, dip & dive. We’ve got news at the top & bottom of every hou

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