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Sorry Smokes, Behind Bars It’s Ramen That Rules
You’ve seen the movies and TV shows that depict prison life and you’ve no doubt seen the portrayal of cigarettes as the currency of choice in the prison population.  Turn out that used to be true, but times have changed and there’s a new king of c…
Hey Political Ladies, THIS Is Your Day!
On this day in 1920, the 19th Amendment guaranteeing women the right to vote was declared in effect.  Recognizing that, August 26 is also Women's Equality Day.
Marie Claire magazine reminds of a few milestones on the 96th anniversary...
This Day In History – We Aren’t In Kansas Anymore!
 
"The Wizard of Oz," starring Judy Garland, Ray Bolger, Jack Haley, Bert Lahr, Billie Burke and Margaret Hamilton, opened across the U-S on this day , August 25, 1939.  Wikipedia says “ On the film-critic aggregator Rotten Tomatoes, 99% of 105 critics gave The Wizard of Oz a positive revie…
The 2017 State Fair Will Be A Biggie!
Next year’s Central Washington State Fair will mark a milestone.  The 2017 edition Central Washington State Fair will celebrate 125 years of Fair fun.   The Fair was designated the original State Fair of Washington by the state legislature and local fairgoers know of t…
The First Gulf War Got Underway 26 Years Ago Today
Did the Middle Eastern mess in which we all now flounder start on this date in history?
Not exactly.  Strife, unrest and bloodshed in the region goes back to Biblical times thousands of years ago, but modern U.S. military involvement does mark an August 2, 1990 milestone...
Gabby Douglas – This Was Her Day Four Years Ago!
The 2016 Summer Olympic Games get underway this Friday and sadly the focus will be as much on disease (Zika) poor and dangerous sanitation, safety and crime as it will be the balance, strength and endurance of the athletes.  We need a better preamble...
1969 – Experienced A Moon Landing….And MORE
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On this date in 1969 man walked on the moon for the first time! (or did he?) We won’t entertain that debate here but we can enjoy some 1969 trivia and a little moon lore from Organic Style magazine.
--Traditionally, the first birthday cakes were for Artemis, the Greek moon…
We Love Our Dogs To Death – Pick The Bark Week Winner
How much do we love our pets?  Or perhaps a better question is - for how long have we loved our pets as much as we do?  Let’s try this – at least  14-hundred decades in dog years!  According to a FOX news report, archaeologists have discovered a 2,000-year-o…
The Nickel Adds Up On This Day In History
In case anyone asks. The U.S. Mint got the go-ahead to start making nickels on this date in 1886.
According to our show prep service, prior to that there was something called the half-dime, but no official nickel/five-cent piece...

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