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This Week in History: 2/7/16

Dave Plier and Dave Schwan talk ‘This Week in History’ including Abraham Lincoln declared US President in 1861, the creation of the National Weather Service, the formation of the NAACP in 1909, FDR survives assassination attempt while visiting Chicago, Jack Paar walks off ‘The Tonight Show’, the Beatles debut on ‘Ed Sullivan’ and the lunch of You Tube in 2005. 18 more words

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This Week In History: Neil Sedaka, Foreigner, 'The Three Musketeers', + Wardrobe Malfunctions

‘Brooklyn’s Own’ Joe Causi has been around a few blocks, quite a few times — so when he’s got some music history for you, you’d better take heed. 406 more words

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This Week in History: 1/31/16

This week, Dave enlightens us on the week in history including the 1st Chicago rolling lift bridge in 1895, the Knights of Columbus is formed, Al Capone is sent to prison, RCA issues the first ever 45rpm single, Chicago’s Daily Defender begins publishing, Mel Brooks’ ‘Blazing Saddles’ debuts and the Bears lose to the Colts in Super Bowl XLI. 19 more words

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This Week in History - What Keeps You Up at Night?

For the record, people like Isaac Newton disgust me. I know I should be appreciative; after all, if Newton hadn’t invented gravity, we’d be floating around bumping our heads into ceiling fans. 365 more words

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This Week in History: 1/24/16

Dave Plier and Dave Schwan talk ‘This Week in History’ including Thomas Edison patents the incandescent lamp, the ice cream cone is introduced, Elvis’ 1st TV appearance, Chicago’s blizzard of 1967 strikes, the premiere of Chicago-based sitcom ‘Good Times’, The Chicago Bears win Super Bowl XX and more! 24 more words

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This Week In History: Dawn, Michael Jackson, and Color Me Badd

The music history books are vast and full of interesting bits of knowledge.

“Big” Jay Sorensen gives you a recap of the biggest and most interesting music news from the week; something from the 1960s, ’70s, ’80s — and sometimes… 2,377 more words

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This Week in History - A Poe Reputation

Let’s all wish a happy birthday (January 19) to America’s favorite brooding, depressed, womanizing, alcoholic, drug addicted author: Edgar Allan Poe.

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