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Big Day For Music Albums on March 31, 1992 – 22 Years Today

Every so often, there comes a day when a number of releases do well. Record stores often call these days in anticipation, “Super Tuesdays.” Back on this day in 1992 was one of those days. Five albums with songs that got a lot of radio play hit stores.

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How Is the Date of Easter Chosen Each Year?

Ever wonder why isn't Easter a fixed date? Let's take a look at how the date is selected each year, and why.

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Valdez, Alaska 2004
David McNew, Getty Images
Valdez, Alaska 2004 David McNew, Getty Images

Exxon Valdez Oil Spill Was 25 Years Ago Today

Where were you 25 years ago today? I was probably sitting in class tapping my pencil and looking out the classroom window waiting for the bell to ring. By looking up the day, it looks as though it was a Friday. If you didn't know by this time on March 24, 1989, you would would very soon. Today was the day the Exxon Valdez hit a reef in the Prince William Sound.

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Frank Micelotta, Getty Images
Frank Micelotta, Getty Images

The Album ‘Like A Prayer’ From Madonna Was Released 25 Years Ago Today!

Can you believe it, 25 years ago today Madonna released one of the most controversial music videos to date and dropped the album of the same name, 'Like A Prayer'. On March 21, 1989 Madonna made Catholics upset with her artistry and Sire records very happy with the release.

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Ronald Martinez, Getty Images
Ronald Martinez, Getty Images

Happy St Patty’s Day!

It’s a day where we all wear green and some people go even more insane than others in attire. Have you guessed, it’s St. Patrick’s Day! Many will head out tonight and party with shamrock shades, green top hats and green beer!

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The Building Where I Met My Wife is Gone

I'm not sure if it's just a sign of age and time or if I'm just more sentimental than others but today make me sad in a way. It is the most recent building in a long list of places that have either been demolished or revamped that meant something to me. I'm referring to the workplace where I met my wife, Lynn. At the time she was the Administrative Assistant and I was the overnight DJ. Yes, I went out with the secretary.

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My driveway today
My driveway today

A ‘Throwback Thursday’ Story About Snow

Who here is old enough to remember the "Storm of the Century" back in March 1993? It oddly happened exactly 21 years ago  as this storm rolling through now. A 'Throwback Thursday' and an "on this day" post all in one.

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Topical Press Agency, Getty Images
Topical Press Agency, Getty Images

The First Phone Call Was Made 138 Years Ago Today

It was on this day, March 10, 1876 that Alexander Graham Bell made his first phone to Watson. Speaking the now-immortal words, “Watson, come here – I want to see you.” Alexander Graham Bell was born in Scotland and died in Cape Breton, a part of my home province of New Scotland or better known as Nova Scotia.

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NASA Goddard Photo and Video, Flickr
NASA Goddard Photo and Video, Flickr

Fun With Maps! The U.S.-Canadian Border Has Some Interesting Twists and Turns

I love this. There are 8,000 markers that define the border between the sister nations of Canada and the United States, establishing the 'no touching zone'. ( MOM, Canada is touching me again!!)  This video will explain a lot of the 'whys' of all of that. 

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Jerry Markland, Getty Images
Jerry Markland, Getty Images

“The Star Spangled Banner” Became Our National Anthem on March 3, 1931 (83 Years Ago)

On this date, March 3, 1931 “The Star Bangled Banner” officially became our national anthem. The song was written in 1814 by Francis Scott Key and then 83 years ago today was signed into law by President Hoover and thus became the national anthem.

Did you know there is more than the just the verse that is sung today before sp

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