Category: History

The Breakfast Club (Frozen fruit in oatmeal)

Welcome to The Breakfast Club! AP’s Today in History for May 9th The FDA approves the first birth control pill; FCC chief Newton Minow condemns TV programming; Richard Byrd and Floyd Bennett fly over the North Pole; Journalist Mike Wallace and singer Billy Joel born. Breakfast Tune Rhiannon Giddens – “I Shall Not Be Moved” …

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Cinco de Mayo: They Won The Battle But Lost The War

This article was adapted from the original that was published on May 5, 2011. It is a brief history of the origins of the Cinco de Mayo holiday which is not Mexico’s Independence Day. On this day in 1862, the Mexican Army defeated the French forces at the Battle of Puebla Certain that French victory …

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The Breakfast Club (Peanut butter & honey on toast)

Welcome to The Breakfast Club! AP’s Today in History for May 2nd Nazi Germany’s capital Berlin falls in World War II; Artist Leonardo da Vinci dies; Civil War Gen. ‘Stonewall’ Jackson killed; Nelson Mandela claims victory in South Africa vote; Singer Bing Crosby born. Breakfast Tune Bing Crosby – Banjo´s back in Town Something to …

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The Breakfast Club (Half Sandwich)

Welcome to The Breakfast Club! AP’s Today in History for April 25th Radio pioneer Guglielmo Marconi born; ‘America’ first used on a world map; U.S. and Soviet troops meet in World War II; The Hubble Space Telescope deployed into orbit; Jazz singer Ella Fitzgerald born. Breakfast Tune Lullaby of Birdland (Ella Fitzgerald), with Tapdance, banjo, …

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The Breakfast Club (homemade peach and cherry pie)

Welcome to The Breakfast Club! AP’s Today in History for April 18th The San Francisco earthquake; What becomes known as ‘Paul Revere’s ride’; A suicide bomb hits the U.S. embassy in Lebanon; Physicist Albert Einstein dies; Wayne Gretzky plays his last NHL game. Breakfast Tune Einstein the Genius – Faux Renwah Something to think about, …

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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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