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Waterfront (Halifax) 2008.
Waterfront (Halifax) 2008.

Any Places You Loved From Your Youth Disappear?

As I get older more and more of my youth disappears either by a bulldozer, by failure over time or just due to a revamp. At any rate a place in Halifax we used go after the other bars closed has now closed for good. The Palace also known as 'The New Palace' has closed I guess because of changing times and demographics. It was such an institution in Halifax The Barenaked Ladies referenced the bar in a song, 'Hello City.' Anyway the point of this story is not so much to reminisce about an old bar as it is to think back at our young days or in this case wasted youth.

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March 29, 1973 (40 Years Ago) We’re Out of Vietnam + Dr. Hook Makes the Rolling Stone

On March 29, 1973 two things happened. First, the last of the combat troops left Vietnam. I'm too young to remember the exit and certainly don't remember the nine years leading up to March 29, 1973 as I hadn't been born. Tough for many families that I do know, but then again what war hasn't been hard on loved ones.

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Gareth Cattermole, Getty Images
Gareth Cattermole, Getty Images

March 28, 1986, “We Are The World” Was Heard Everywhere on Radio Simultaneously

I was searching through the “on this date” sites and came across something cool and I remember it as it happened. On this day, March 28, 1986 over 6,000 radio stations all played “We Are the World” at the same time at 10:15 am est.

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NKOTB, 3/25/2009, CCCC, Portland
NKOTB, 3/25/2009, CCCC, Portland

Were You at NKOTB Four Years Ago Tonight, Too?

Funny to think I know where I was four years ago tonight. I was at the New Kids on the Block concert, with my sister in-law Jessica, at the Cumberland County Civic Center in Portland.

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It’s the ‘Ides of March!’ What Does Mac Dickson Think of? A Song from the 70′s, of Course! [MUSIC VIDEO]

Today, March 15, is of course, the 'Ides of March.' The date in history notorious as the day of the assassination of Julius Caesar in 44 BC. When I hear 'Ides of March,' I think of a fabulous song from 1970 called 'Vehicle' by the band 'Ides of March.'

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Hulton Archive, Getty Images
Hulton Archive, Getty Images

A Few Notables That Happened on March 15th

March 15. It’s quite the day for things to talk about both currently happening and in history. Of course, as you’ve seen it is Maine’s 193rd birthday. On this day back in 1820 we said, "bye" to Massachusetts and became the 23rd state.

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Astrid Stawiarz, Getty Images

The ‘Cassingle’ is 26 Years Old!

Raise your hands! Who bought 45s? OK, the numbers are slim. How about a cassette single or “cassingle?” Again, raise your hands...

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Watch The Vatican Chimney Live [VIDEO]

As the world waits for a new Pope, CBS News has found a new way to allow people to waste time at work, by watching live video of a chimney!

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March 7, 1876 Bell Gets His U.S. Patent For The Telephone

"Hello?" has been a response we've been giving to a ringing phone since the telephone was invented. On this date March 7, back in 1876 Alexander Graham Bell got his U.S. Patent for the telephone or as basically read in the patent, the system to carry a voice.

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Frederick M. Brown, Getty Images

Walter Cronkite Left The CBS Evening News on March 6, 1981

On this date back in 1981, Walter Cronkite signed off the CBS Evening News for the last time. Dan Rather stepped in for about 25 years, followed by Katie Couric for five and now the CBS Evening News is read by Scott Pelley.

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