Category: History

The Breakfast Club (Fresh Baked Cookies)

Welcome to The Breakfast Club! AP’s Today in History for April 11th President Harry Truman relieves Gen. Douglas Mcarthur of his command in Asia; Napoleon Bonaparte banished to Island of Elba; American soldiers liberate first Nazi concentration camp; Idi Amin deposed as Uganda’s President; Apollo 13 blasts off. Breakfast Tune “Hard Times” and “Camptown Hornpipe” …

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The Breakfast Club (Hard Boiled)

Welcome to The Breakfast Club! AP’s Today in History for April 4th Martin Luther King Jr. is assasinated; President William Henry Harrison dies; Hank Aaron hits 714th career home run; Maya Angelou is born. Breakfast Tune Spoon Lady & Ben Shirley – Rabbit in a Pea Patch – Nashville Something to think about, Breakfast News …

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The Breakfast Club (crumb cake)

Welcome to The Breakfast Club! AP’s Today in History for March 28th An accident at the Three Mile Island nuclear power plant; Former President Dwight Eisenhower dies; The Spanish Civil War ends; Maria von Trapp of ‘Sound of Music’ fame dies; Singer Reba McEntire born. Breakfast Tune Malaquena Something to think about, Breakfast News & …

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Two Fires That Sparked Major Changes

Today marks the anniversary of two major fires in New York City fire and work place regulations. The Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire claimed 146 lives. and on the same date 79 years later in the Bronx borough of New York City, the Happy Land fire killed 87 people, the most deadly fire in the city …

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The Breakfast Club (za)

Welcome to The Breakfast Club! AP’s Today in History for March 21st Dr. Martlin Luther King, Jr. begins march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama; the Sharkville massacre in South Africa occurs; Wrongly incarcerated Randall Dale Adams is released from prison; Musician Johann Bach born. Breakfast Tune Jens Kruger plays Bach Cello Suite No. 1 on …

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A History of NCAA Bracketology

The NCAA Basketball Tournament is back and everyone, even former presidents, are filling out their bracket to see if they can predict who will be the mens’s and women’s champions in April. So who invented NCAA Braketology? Apparently it started in a local pub in my hometown, Staten Island. The bracket pool, a form of …

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The Breakfast Club (Never ending driver update loop)

Welcome to The Breakfast Club! AP’s Today in History for March 14th Albert Einstein born; Eli Whitney receives patent for cotton gin; First US Astronaut in space on Russian rocket; Michael Caine and Quincy Jones born. Breakfast Tune East Bound and Down – Jerry Reed – Banjo Cover Something to think about, Breakfast News & …

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Remembering Bloody Sunday

On March 7, 1965, about 600 people crossed the Edmund Pettus Bridge in an attempt to begin the Selma to Montgomery march. State troopers violently attacked the peaceful demonstrators in an attempt to stop the march for voting rights. The late representative John Lewis (D-GA) was nearly beaten to death. Due to the pandemic, this …

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Cartnoon

Introduction to Early Banjo History: 1620 – 1870 This short discussion, accompanied by historic images and music, outlines the gourd banjo’s use in early African American and Anglo-American folk culture. (Music provided by Clifton Hicks & Lars Prillaman.)

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The Breakfast Club (Fritter)

Welcome to The Breakfast Club! AP’s Today in History for March 7th Civil rights marchers attacked in Selma, Alabama; Nazi Germany’s dictator Adolf Hitler sends troops into the demilitarized Rhineland; Movie director Stanley Kubrick dies. Breakfast Tune Roger Sprung singing Hillside Home by Shoregrass Something to think about, Breakfast News & Blogs below The $15 …

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The Breakfast Club (Leftover Chili)

Welcome to The Breakfast Club! AP’s Today in History for February 28th Scientists discover DNA’s double-helix structure; The Branch Davidian standoff begins in Waco, Texas; Swedish Prime Minister Olof Palme is killed; U2 releases its ‘War’ album. Breakfast Tune Mofo (U2 Cover, Banjo) Something to think about, Breakfast News & Blogs below On the Minimum …

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The Breakfast Club (Hotdog)

Welcome to The Breakfast Club! AP’s Today in History for February 21st Malcolm X assassinated; President Richard Nixon visits China; Televangelist Jimmy Swaggart makes a tearful confession; Steve Fossett is the first to fly across the Pacific Ocean in a balloon. Breakfast Tune Rambling, Gambling Willie Something to think about, Breakfast News & Blogs below …

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