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This Week in History: 12/4/16

This week includes the introduction of Christmas Seals, the opening of Chicago’s Auditorium Theater, FDR’s ‘Day of Infamy’ speech, A Charlie Brown Christmas premieres and more. 19 more words

Dave Plier

This Week In History: Shangri-Las, Lennon & Elton, Dirty Dancing, Tiny Tim, & George Harrison

As we close out the month of November with This Week in Music History, we take a look back at one of the ’60s biggest girl groups EVER; The final on stage appearance by John Lennon; One of the ’80s biggest movie blockbusters; A one hit wonder that would make millions for a ukulele player; And finally the loss of a Beatle. 423 more words


This Week in History 11/27/16

Kevin Powell and Violeta Podrumedic, in for Dave Plier, talk with Dave Schwan and take a trip back in time for this week’s “This Week in History” segment. 67 more words

Pinch Hitters

Kevin Powell and Violeta Podrumedic Full Show 11/27/16: How To Ruin Thanksgiving, Cyber Monday Deals and Favorite Christmas Songs

Kevin Powell and Violeta Podrumedic fill in for Dave Plier and start the show by asking people to describe how Thanksgiving can be ruined in 4 words or less. 91 more words

Pinch Hitters

This Week In History: The Stones, Jerry Lee Lewis, Whitney Houston, Michael Jackson, & U2

Hey guys! Joe Causi with you once again as we take a trip back in the day with another week in music history! This week, the Rolling Stones get the cheapest payday ever; Jerry Lee Lewis goes after The King; Michael Jackson gives us “Thriller”; Whitney will always love you — and a whole bunch more! 351 more words


This Week in History: 11/20/16

Dave Plier and Dave Schawn talk ‘This Week in History’ including the first national Thanksgiving, Thomas Edison introduces the phonograph, The Bears beat the Lions int he first ever televised NFL game in 1934, Rudolph appears on the music charts in 1948, Air Force One is christened in 1954, ‘The Price is Right’ debuts in 1956, Ozzie Gullen named AL Rookie of the Year in 1985. 66 more words

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TWIH - Nov. 13-19: Guadalcanal, Dostoyevsky, and Other Difficult Spellings

This Week In History:

November 13th, 1942: The Naval Battle of Guadalcanal, sometimes called the Battle of Friday the 13th, is in full swing. The four day battle is considered the most decisive engagement in the months-long Guadalcanal Campaigns, which, along with the Battle of Midway, is considered the turning point in the Pacific Theater where the Allies put the Japanese on the defense. 306 more words

This Week In History