Category Archive: History

May 22 2022

The Breakfast Club (Frozen Fruit)

Welcome to The Breakfast Club! AP’s Today in History for May 22nd Nazi Germany and Fascist Italy sign the ‘Pact of Steel’; Richard Nixon is the first U.S. president to visit the Soviet Union; Actor Laurence Olivier born; Johnny Carson hosts his last ‘Tonight Show.’ Breakfast Tune Hillside Home Something to think about, Breakfast News …

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May 15 2022

The Breakfast Club (No News = Good News)

Welcome to The Breakfast Club! AP’s Today in History for May 15th Alabama Gov. George Wallace shot on presidential campaign trail; Newly-founded Israel attacked by Arab neighbors; The U.S. Supreme Court breaks up Standard Oil.; Country singer June Carter Cash dies. Breakfast Tune Man of Constant Sorrow Banjo Cover Something to think about, Breakfast News …

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May 05 2022

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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May 01 2022

The Breakfast Club (Scrambled)

Welcome to The Breakfast Club! AP’s Today in History for May 1st President George W. Bush announces major combat has ended in Iraq; U2 spy plane shot down over Soviet Union; Empire State Building dedicated. Breakfast Tune Cluck Old Hen Something to think about, Breakfast News & Blogs below A truck loaded with thousands of …

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Apr 24 2022

The Breakfast Club (Break)

Welcome to The Breakfast Club! AP’s Today in History for April 24th An aborted mission to free American hostages in Iran ends in disaster; Ireland’s ‘Easter Rising’ begins; Armenians face mass deportation during World War I; Singer Barbra Streisand born. Breakfast Tune Banjo Break: Whiskey Before Breakfast/Big Rock Candy Mountain Something to think about, Breakfast …

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Apr 17 2022

The Breakfast Club (Rabbit Season)

Welcome to The Breakfast Club! AP’s Today in History for April 17th Cuban exiles invade Bay of Pigs; Three astronauts of Apollo 13 land safely in pacific ocean; Benjamin Franklin dies at age 84; JP Morgan born in Connecticut; Ford rolls out the Mustang convertible. Breakfast Tune Big eyed rabbit banjo Something to think about, …

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Apr 10 2022

The Breakfast Club (Peanuts)

Welcome to The Breakfast Club! AP’s Today in History for April 10th Peace talks conclude in Northern Ireland with Good Friday agreement; the Titanic sets sail; F. Scott Fitzgerald’s ‘The Great Gatsby’ published; Comedian Sam Kinison killed. Breakfast Tune Take Me Out To The Ball Game – claw hammer style John Curtis: …A claw hammer …

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Apr 03 2022

The Breakfast Club (Box Cake Cookies)

Welcome to The Breakfast Club! AP’s Today in History for April 3rd Martin Luther King Jr. gives speech before assasination; Bruno Richard Hauptmann electrocuted for kidnap and murder of Charles Lindbergh’s son; President Harry Truman signs Marshall plan; Jesse James shot to death; Pony Express begins service Breakfast Tune Roger Sprung, The Town I Loved …

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Mar 25 2022

Two Tragic Fires That Sparked Major Changes

Today we mark the anniversary of two tragic fires that occurred in New York City. In 1911, the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire claimed 146 lives. On the same date 79 years later in the Bronx borough of New York City, the Happy Land fire killed 87 people, the most deadly fire in the city since …

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Mar 20 2022

The Breakfast Club (One lump or two?)

Welcome to The Breakfast Club! AP’s Today in History for March 20th American and British forces invade Iraq; U.S. soldiers charged in Abu Ghraib scandal; France’s Napoleon regains power; ‘Uncle Tom’s Cabin’; Sarin attack hits Tokyo subway; John Lennon marries Yoko Ono. Breakfast Tune I’ve Always Been Crazy – Waylon Jennings – Banjo Cover Something …

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