Category Archives: Re-blog

Song of the day – Rod Stewart – Maggie May (1971)

On this day in history; October 2nd, 1971 Rod Stewart earns his first #1 hit with “Maggie May” If living well is the best revenge, then Rod Stewart has long since avenged the critical barbs he’s suffered through the years. … Continue reading

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For Every August Fog a Winter Snowfall

August 1. Foggy morning. Mark my calendar with a “1.” That’s one snowfall predicted. Weather-lore learned in childhood returns to me time and again – more a part of me than … Source: For Every August Fog a Winter Snowfall

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On This Day in History: 1931: “The Star-Spangled Banner” becomes official

President Herbert Hoover signs a congressional act making “The Star-Spangled Banner” the official national anthem of the United States. On September 14, 1814, Francis Scott Key composed the lyrics to “The Star-Spangled Banner” after witnessing the massive overnight British bombardment … Continue reading

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On This Day in History: 1966: Ford celebrates 1 millionth Mustang

On this day in 1966, in Dearborn, Michigan, the Ford Motor Company celebrates the production of its 1 millionth Mustang, a white convertible. The sporty, affordable vehicle was officially launched two years earlier, on April 17, 1964, at the World’s … Continue reading

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Fewer bridges need repairs, but task still monumental

Interesting article. Every day we drive over bridges, not giving them a second thought. Many of these are old and historic. WASHINGTON, February 2016 – Nearly 10% of the country’s bridges – 58,495 out of 609,539 – were considered structurally deficient … Continue reading

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On this day in history; 1952, Princess Elizabeth becomes Queen

On this day in 1952, after a long illness, King George VI of Great Britain and Northern Ireland dies in his sleep at the royal estate at Sandringham. Princess Elizabeth, the oldest of the king’s two daughters and next in … Continue reading

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Maurice White, Founder of Earth, Wind & Fire, Dies at 74

February 4th, 2016. Maurice White, the founder and leader of Earth, Wind & Fire, whose genre-defying music made it one of the most successful bands of the 1970s, has died at his home in Los Angeles. He was 74. The … Continue reading

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