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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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On this day in History: 1979 – Chic’s “Good Times” hits #1 on the pop charts

On this day in History: August 18th, 1979 – Chic’s “Good Times” hits #1 on the pop charts. In the final decadent years of the disco era, the group Chic reached the height of their popularity just as their musical … Continue reading

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On this day in History: 1982 “I Love Rock ‘N’ Roll” hits #1 on the pop charts

On this day in History: 1982 “I Love Rock ‘N’ Roll” hits #1 on the pop charts With her smoldering looks and guitar hooks, Joan Jett had rock-star charisma to rival any man’s. Jett burst onto the scene as a … Continue reading

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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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On this day in History: 1980 “I Will Survive” wins the first—and last—Grammy ever awarded for Best Disco Recording

On this day in History: 1980 “I Will Survive” wins the first—and last—Grammy ever awarded for Best Disco Recording After watching it utterly dominate the musical landscape of the late 1970s, the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences gave … 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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