Category: History

The Breakfast Club (sausage links)

Welcome to The Breakfast Club! AP’s Today in History for September 20th Magellan begins globe-trotting voyage; Nazi hunter Simon Wiesenthal dies; Actress Sophia Loren born; Billie Jean King beats Bobby Riggs in ‘Battle of the Sexes’; Singer Jim Croce dies in plane crash. Breakfast Tune Bad Bad Leroy Brown (Jim Croce) Banjo Cover Lesson with …

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The Breakfast Club (Nuts)

Welcome to The Breakfast Club! AP’s Today in History for September 13th Israel and the Palestinians sign a major accord; President George W. Bush takes responsibility for the federal response to Hurricane Katrina; Attica prison uprising ends; Rapper Tupac Shakur dies. Breakfast Tune Tupac Shakur Bluegrass version of Pain Something to think about, Breakfast News …

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The Breakfast Club (Better Eat Wheaties)

Welcome to The Breakfast Club! AP’s Today in History for September 6th President William McKinley shot in Buffalo, N.Y.; Funeral held for Britain’s Princess Diana; Mother Teresa mourned in India; Movie director Akira Kurosawa dies; Roger Waters of Pink Floyd fame born. Breakfast Tunes ROGER SPRUNG American Banjo Museum Hall of Fame VIDEO Something to …

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The Breakfast Club (MREs & Birthday Cake)

Welcome to The Breakfast Club! AP’s Today in History for August 30th The Civil War’s Second Battle of Bull Run ends; Thurgood Marshall confirmed as first black Supreme Court justice; First black astronaut blasts off; Ty Cobb’s baseball debut; David Letterman moves to CBS. Breakfast Tune Sailing Roger Sprung, Hal Wylie, & the Progressive Bluegrassers …

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Joe Biden and the DNC need you to Clap Harder!

Six-Year-Old Boy Claps for Tinkerbell During ‘Peter Pan Live!’ Tinkerbell is tired but doing well after Thursday night’s “Peter Pan Live!” thanks to a 6-year-old boy in Virginia and many kids just like him. It’s Fine to Feel Like Shit About Joe Biden and the DNC BY DAVID SIROTA We are all told to be …

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The Breakfast Club (More Blueberries & Oatmeal)

Welcome to The Breakfast Club! AP’s Today in History for August 23rd Nazis and Soviets sign a non-aggression pact on eve of World War II; Sacco and Vanzetti executed; Defrocked priest John Geoghan killed; Movie star Rudolph Valentino and Broadway’s Oscar Hammerstein die. Breakfast Tune Back in the Chain Gang – The Pretenders – Banjo …

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19th Amendment Centennial: 100 Years of Women Voting

One hundred years ago today the 19th Amendment was ratified when the Tennessee General Assembly, by a one-vote margin became the thirty-sixth state legislature to ratify the proposed amendment, giving women the right to vote in US federal elections. It took 70 years of struggle by women of the Suffrage Movement headed by Susan B. …

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The Breakfast Club (Frozen Red Grapes)

Welcome to The Breakfast Club! AP’s Today in History for August 16th Elvis Presley, the King of Rock n’ Roll, dies at Graceland; Baseball’s Babe Ruth dies in New York; Uganda’s Idi Amin dies in Saudi Arabia; ‘Sports Illustrated’ hits newsstands; Singer Madonna born. Breakfast Tune Demolition String Band “Like A Prayer” by Madonna. Westport, …

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The Breakfast Club (Fried)

Welcome to The Breakfast Club! AP’s Today in History for August 9th The U.S. drops an atomic bomb on Nagasaki, Japan; President Richard Nixon resigns; Charles Manson cult murders actress Sharon Tate and four others; Singer Whitney Houston born; Musician Jerry Garcia dies. Breakfast Tune We Banjo 3 – “I Wanna Dance With Somebody” (Whitney …

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The Breakfast Club (Sugar Free Maple Brown Sugar Flavor)

Welcome to The Breakfast Club! AP’s Today in History for August 2nd The Tonkin Gulf incident sparks U.S. escalation of the Vietnam War; Saddam Hussein’s Iraq invades Kuwait; JFK’s PT-109 boat sunk; President Warren G. Harding dies; ‘Wild Bill’ Hickok killed in Deadwood. Breakfast Tune The Worst is Yet to Come – Keb Mo – …

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The Breakfast Club (Red Grapes)

Welcome to The Breakfast Club! AP’s Today in History for July 26th President Harry Truman orders desegregation of U.S. Military; Cuba’s Fidel Castro attacks Moncada barracks; Argentina’s Eva Peron dies; Playwright George Bernard Shaw and rock star Mick Jagger born. Breakfast Tune Don’t cry for me Argentina – Banjo Something to think about, Breakfast News …

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The Breakfast Club (Blue Berries)

Welcome to The Breakfast Club! AP’s Today in History for July 19th Women’s rights activists meet at Seneca Falls; The ‘don’t ask, don’t tell’ policy on gays in the U.S. military; Apollo 11 enters lunar orbit; Baseball’s Pete Rose gets jail time; Moscow Olympics begins. Breakfast Tune Folsom prison blues bluegrass Banjo (Solo Part) Something …

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