Monthly Archives: April 2011

When the Saints & Ripple

We’re gonna start off tonite’s music with this classic number from Louis Armstrong… …and we’re gonna continue on with this lil’ tune from the Grateful D:    

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RIP Ben Masel

Local activist and good buddy Ben Masel passed away this morning. He was recently diagonised with lung cancer and had been receiving treatment for it. He was kind, smart and could always see three or five moves ahead of everyone … Continue reading

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What Happened – April 30

It was on this day in 1900 that train engineer Casey Jones died while running an overnight express passenger-route from Memphis TN to Canton MS. He was filling in for a sick co-worker, and his train was already an hour and … Continue reading

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What Happened – April 29

It was on this day in 1429 that Joan of Arc entered the besieged city of Orleans, which nine days later resulted in her first military victory over the English. It was also on this day, but in 1862, that … Continue reading

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What Happened – April 28

It was on this day in 2001 that Dennis Tito rode a Russian Soyuz to the International Space Station, becoming the first person in space who paid for a trip into outer space. He holds degrees in Astronautics, Aeronautics, and Engineering Science & had … Continue reading

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What happened – April 27

It was on this day in 4977 BC that the universe was created. At least, according  to Johannes Kepler. A mathematician and astronomer in the early 1600’s, he worked for the emperor of the Holy Roman Empire and was a pen-pal with Galileo. … Continue reading

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What Happened – April 26

It was on this day in 1986 that an explosion occurred at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant in the then-Soviet Union (now Ukraine). The accident happened during a systems test of a new safety procedure, and the resulting fires spewed radioactive smoke across Europe and the … Continue reading

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What Happened – April 25

It was on this date in 1792 that Nicolas Jacques Pelletier lost his head. A few years earlier (in 1789) Dr. Joseph-Ignace Guillotin addressed the National Assembly of France on the topic of capital punishment. Soon after, King Louis XVI banned what the country had been using … Continue reading

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Happy Easter

-courtesy of Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal. Click the pic for a lot more good stuff.

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What Happened – April 24

It was on this day in 1907 that Hershey Park first opened with a baseball game between the Louisville Cardinals and the Boston Red Sox. Milton Hersey built the park near his factory town for workers to “leave dull cares behind“, and … Continue reading

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