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January 2017

TODAY IN HISTORY FOR JANUARY 31ST US Launches First Satellite Into Orbit and More

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Highlights of Today in History: US launches first satellite into orbit; Libyan intelligence officer convicted of Pan Am 103 bombing; US Soldier executed for desertion during World War II; Norman Mailer born; Franz Schubert born.

January 31, 1958:

America enters the Space Age, successfully launching its first satellite into orbit: Explorer One.

It happens just months after the Soviet Union launches Sputnik — the very first satellite into orbit.

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TODAY IN HISTORY FOR JANUARY 26TH

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Highlights of Today in History: President Bill Clinton denies affair;first European settlers in Australia ; General Douglas MacArthur is born ;Wayne Gretzky born;musical ‘The Phantom of the Opera’ opens.

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TODAY IN HISTORY FOR JANUARY 25TH Charles Manson – Alicia Keys And More

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Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Highlights of Today in History: Iran-held hostages released, Charles Manson and followers convicted, Jackson settles molestation claims, Alicia Keys is born.

JANUARY 25TH 1981 – THE 52 AMERICANS HELD HOSTAGE BY IRAN FOR 444 DAYS ARRIVED HOME IN THE UNITED STATES REUNITING WITH THEIR FAMILIES AT LAST.

1971 – IN LOS ANGELES, CHARLES MANSON AND THREE OF HIS FEMALE FOLLOWERS ARE CONVICTED OF MURDER AND CONSPIRACY IN THE SLAYINGS OF ACTRESS SHARON TATE AND SIX OTHERS.

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TODAY IN HISTORY FOR JANUARY 24TH Ted Bundy – Thurgood Marshall And More

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Highlights of Today in History: James Marshall finds a gold nugget;Winston Churchill dies;Ted Bundy is executed;Thurgood Marshall dies;John Belushi born.

In northern California, James Marshall finds a gold nugget at Sutter’s Mill — a discovery that sparks the Gold Rush the following year.

1965:

In London, former British prime minister Winston Churchill — who led his nation through the dark days of World War II — dies at age 90.

1989:

Confessed serial killer Ted Bundy is executed in Florida’s electric chair for the rape and murder of a 12-year-old girl.

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TODAY IN HISTORY FOR JANUARY 23RD,Vietnam ,Roots, North Korea and More

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Highlights of Today in History: Accord reached in Vietnam; North Korea seizes the U.S.S. Pueblo; Roots airs; Bob Keeshan dies; Johnny Carson dies.

President Richard Nixon announces an accord has been reached to end America’s military role in the Vietnam War.

More than two years later, South Vietnam falls to North Vietnam — and the country is reunified, under communist rule.

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TODAY IN HISTORY FOR JANUARY 20TH Ronald Reagan and John F. Kennedy innaugurated as President.

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JANUARY 20TH, 1981

IRAN RELEASED 52 AMERICANS TAKEN HOSTAGE AT THE US EMBASSY IN TEHRAN, AFTER 444 DAYS IN CAPTIVITY. IT HAPPENED JUST MINUTES AFTER RONALD REAGAN IS SWORN IN AS PRESIDENT, SUCCEEDING JIMMY CARTER IN THE WHITE HOUSE.

1961: IN WASHINGTON, JOHN F. KENNEDY BECOMES THE NATION’S 35TH PRESIDENT, CHALLENGING THE NATION IN HIS INNAUGURAL ADDRESS.

(NATS – KENNEDY)

1942: DURING WORLD WAR TWO, OFFICIALS IN NAZI GERMANY HOLD THE NOTORIOUS WANNSEE CONFERENCE NEAR BERLIN. THAT’S WHERE THEY DEVISED WHAT THEY CALLED THE FINAL SOLUTION, THE PLAN TO EXTERMINATE EUROPE’S MILLIONS OF JEWS.

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TODAY IN HISTORY FOR JANUARY 19TH Bill Clinton, Dolly Parton, Monica Lewinsky

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Highlights of Today in History: Robert E. Lee born; Indira Gandhi elected prime minister of India;President Bill Clinton admits making false statements under oath; Singer Janis Joplin born; Dolly Parton is born.

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BEST COUNTRY RADIO DEBUTS NATIONAL TOP 40 THE ICEMAN’S NEW COUNTRY COUNTDOWN EVOLVES

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January 18, 2017

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Best Country Radio is set to debut a National Top 40 Chart on Sunday, January 22nd. The new chart will spotlight country music’s Mainstream artists. The voice of Best Country Radio, Bobby ‘The Iceman’ Golomboski has been designated to host the weekly countdown.

“Based off of our own internet research, Best Country has designed a Super Chart featuring the top acts in the Country. There is no way to manipulate data, engagement at internet radio is real. That’s what I love about this station.”

CEO of the Rocktagon Sports Music Network, James Jeda says The Best Country Top 40 National Chart will air live on Sunday mornings from 8am-Noon EST and replay on Monday nights directly following The Iceman’s New Country Countdown at 8:30 PM EST.

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TODAY IN HISTORY FOR JANUARY 18TH

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JANUARY 18TH, 1943

DURING WORLD WAR TWO, THE SOVIET UNION SAYS IT’S BROKEN THE LONG NAZI SIEGE OF LENINGRAD. BUT ANOTHER YEAR PASSES BEFORE THE SIEGE IS FINALLY LIFTED IN THE CITY NOW KNOWN AS ST. PETERSBURG, RUSSIA.

1912. BRITISH EXPLORER ROBERT F. SCOTT AND HIS EXPEDITION REACH THE SOUTH POLE, AIMING TO BE THE FIRST TO EVER ARRIVE THERE.

BUT THEY DISCOVER NORWEGIAN EXPLORER ROALD AMUNDSEN AND HIS GROUP BEAT THEM TO THE POLL BY MORE THAN A MONTH. SCOTT AND HIS PARTY PERISHED DURING A DIFFICULT RETURN TRIP.

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Today is Martin Luther King’s Birthday, the federal holiday that honors the assassinated civil rights leader.

Well, not everywhere.

All 50 states celebrate the public holiday on the third Monday in January, but not all states, cities and towns dedicate it solely to the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Some package it as a broader celebration of civil rights.

The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech was born of pain and suffering. Yet its remarkable optimism provided much needed solace, hope and inspiration to blacks and others disenfranchised more than half a century ago and remains relevant today.

On the annual holiday honoring him, Rev. King’s dream of peace, unity and justice still resonates in a nation too often defined by what divides us rather than what unites us.

That’s why in Wilkinsburg, as elsewhere across the nation today, a prayer vigil for peace for “all faiths, all races, all ages” will be held at the Wilkinsburg Train Station at noon, sponsored by the Wilkinsburg Sanctuary Project for Peace.

For Pastor Janet Hellner-Burris of the Christian Church of Wilkinsburg, coordinator of the sanctuary project, the dream lives on even in a nation some refer to as the Divided States of America.

TODAY IN HISTORY FOR JANUARY 16TH

Highlights of Today in History: Start of Operation Desert Storm, Space Shuttle Columbia lifts off, Prohibition takes effect, Shah of Iran flees into exile, musical “Hello Dolly” opens.

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