Category: History

The Breakfast Club (Flattening the curve)

Welcome to The Breakfast Club! AP’s Today in History for June 28th An assassination in Europe sparks World War I; Elian Gonzalez and his father leave for Cuba; Boxer Mike Tyson disqualified for biting Evander Holyfield’s ear; Richard Rodgers and Mel Brooks born. Breakfast Tune When I Paint My Masterpiece – The Band/Bob Dylan – …

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The Breakfast Club (cinnamon toast crunch)

Welcome to The Breakfast Club! AP’s Today in History for Today in History for June 21st Three civil rights workers disappear in Mississippi; John Hinckley, Jr. found not guilty by reason of insanity for shooting President Ronald Reagan and three others; Britain’s Prince William born. Breakfast Tune limekiln Something to think about, Breakfast News & …

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The Breakfast Club (Cake)

Welcome to The Breakfast Club! AP’s Today in History for June 14th Nazi Germany’s troops enter Paris during World War II; TWA Flight 847 hijacked; Stars and Stripes adopted as official U.S. flag; Leftist guerrilla Che Guevara and real estate mogul Donald Trump born. Breakfast Tune Satan Is My Motor – Cake (Banjo Cover) Something …

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The Breakfast Club (buffet-style)

Welcome to The Breakfast Club! AP’s Today in History for June 7th James Byrd, Jr. dragged to death in Texas; Communists complete takeover of Czechoslovakia; Israel destroys an Iraqi nuclear power plant; ‘Grease’ opens on Broadway; Singer-songwriter Prince born. Breakfast Tune Rhiannon Giddens: “At the Purchaser’s Option” | Come Hear North Carolina In The Water …

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Dailyish Last Nightly (Not Funny)

Ek’s right. Late night isn’t really funny anymore. Hasn’t been for too long. But the ridicule and social satire is an important part of history. It shines a light on hypocrisy and makes people uncomfortable, or at least it should. I’ve always looked at blogging as a way of documenting the times we live in, …

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The Breakfast Club (Sugar free)

Welcome to The Breakfast Club! AP’s Today in History for May 31st Breakfast Tune Fountains of Wayne – Stacy’s mom – Beginner Banjo Cover – Clawhammer Something to think about, Breakfast News & Blogs below   Protestors Criticized For Looting Businesses Without Forming Private Equity Firm First The Onion News In Brief MINNEAPOLIS—Calling for a …

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The Breakfast Club (Grapes)

Welcome to The Breakfast Club! AP’s Today in History for May 24th Samuel Morse opens America’s first telegraph line; Four men sentenced for the 1993 World Trade Center bombing; Britain’s Queen Victoria born; The Brooklyn Bridge opens; Singer-songwriter Bob Dylan born. Breakfast Tune “Hard Times” and “Camptown Hornpipe” performed by Rhiannon Giddens, Banjo l Met …

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The Breakfast Club (FAKE OATMEAL)

Welcome to The Breakfast Club! AP’s Today in History for May 17th Brown vs. Board of Education ends separate but equal; Watergate hearings begin; NYSE is born; First Kentucky Derby. Breakfast Tune Sixteen Tons Something to think about, Breakfast News & Blogs below   Updated Patriot Act Finally Legalizes 80% Of Current FBI Operations The …

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The Breakfast Club (shock doctrine)

Welcome to The Breakfast Club! AP’s Today in History for May 10th A golden spike completes America’s first transcontinental railroad; Nazis burn books in Germany; Rudolf Hess parachutes into Scotland; Nelson Mandela takes office in S. Africa; U2’s frontman Bono born. Breakfast Tune Shock The Monkey – Peter Gabriel Banjo Cover Something to think about, …

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Cinco de Mayo: They Won The Battle But Lost The War

This article was adapted from the original that was published on May 5, 2011. It is a brief history of the origins of the Cinco de Mayo holiday which is not Mexico’s Independence Day. On this day in 1862, the Mexican Army defeated the French forces at the Battle of Puebla Certain that French victory …

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The Breakfast Club (Banjo and Didgeridoo)

Welcome to The Breakfast Club! AP’s Today in History for May 3rd Philosopher Niccolo Machiavelli born; The U.S. Supreme Court rules racial covenants in real estate are unenforceable; Joe DiMaggio makes his baseball debut; Singers Pete Seeger and James Brown born. Breakfast Tune Banjo and Didgeridoo Live! ‘I Feel Good’ a James Brown cover Something …

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Beltane: Fire and Folklore

Sadly, this year the Beltane festivals are cancelled but, virus or no virus, the spirit of the holiday lives in the warming of the earth by the sun of May. This article was first published May 2, 2015. You call it May Day, we Pagans cal it Beltane. It may be a day for workers …

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