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Willie Nelson and Merle Haggard ‘Pancho and Lefty’ KLAW Classic [video]

Our KLAW Classic this morning was written by a Texas fella who would have celebrated his 68th Birthday today!  Townes Van Zandt who died of a heart attack in 1997 is credited with writing 'If I Needed You" and todays Classic "Pancho and Lefty"

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This Day in History for March 4 – FDR Inaugurated and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1789 – The first session of the United States Congress is held in New York City as the US Constitution takes effect (More info)

1917 – Jeannette Rankin of Montana becomes the first female member of the United States House of Representatives (More info)

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This Day in History for February 1 – Janet Jackson Exposed and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1790 – In New York City, the Supreme Court of the United States convenes for the first time (More info)

1884 – The first volume of the Oxford English Dictionary is published (More info)

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This Day in History for January 22 – Roe v. Wade Decided and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1970 – The Boeing 747, the world’s first “jumbo jet,” enters commercial service (More info)

1973 – The US Supreme Court delivers its decision in Roe v. Wade, legalizing elective abortion in all 50 states (More info)

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This Day in History for January 21 – Carter Pardons Draft Evaders and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1789 – The first American novel, ‘The Power of Sympathy or the Triumph of Nature Founded in Truth,’ is printed in Boston, Massachusetts (More info)

1954 – The USS Nautilus, the first nuclear-powered submarine, is launched (More info)

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This Day in History for January 15 – ‘Miracle On the Hudson’ and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1559 – Elizabeth I is crowned Queen of England at Westminster Abbey in London (More info)

1889 – The Coca-Cola Company, then known as the Pemberton Medicine Company, is originally incorporated in Atlanta, Georgia (More info)

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This Day in History for January 14 – ‘The Simpsons’ Premieres and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1784 – The United States Congress ratifies the Treaty of Paris with Great Britain, ending the Revolutionary War (More info)

1954 – Marilyn Monroe marries baseball legend Joe DiMaggio (More info)

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5 Things You Didn’t Know About Martin Luther King Jr. Day

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Giving a day of commemoration to one of the world's most instrumental civil rights leaders whose peaceful words and deeds contributed to a whole new understanding of equality and brotherhood seems like a no-brainer. Marti

Musée du Louvre, Paris
Musée du Louvre, Paris
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This Day in History for January 8 – ‘Mona Lisa’ Comes to America and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1790 – President George Washington delivers the first State of the Union address (More info)

1835 – For the only time in history, the United States national debt is $0 (More info)

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This Day in History for January 2 – 55 MPH Speed Limit Enacted and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1935 – Bruno Hauptmann goes on trial for the murder of Charles Lindbergh, Jr., infant son of aviator Charles Lindbergh (More info)

1942 – In the largest espionage case in United States history, the FBI convicts 33 members of the Duquesne Spy Ring (More info)

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This Day in History for January 1 – Emancipation Proclamation Signed and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1863 – President Abraham Lincoln signs the final Emancipation Proclamation, ending slavery in the rebelling states (More info)

1934 – Alcatraz Island becomes a United States federal prison (More info)

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This Day in History for December 31 – Times Square Celebrates and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1879 – Thomas Edison demonstrates incandescent lighting to the public for the first time (More info)

1907 – The first New Year’s Eve celebration is held in Times Square — then known as Longacre Square — in New York City (More info)

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