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    Once There Was A Tree And She Loved A little boy

      Sheldon Allan “Shel” Silverstein was an American poet, singer-songwriter, cartoonist, screenwriter, and author of children’s books. Though his many works have spanned throughout the past 60 years, none have ever touched my heart the way The Giving Tree did. The Giving Tree is a children’s picture book written and illustrated by Mr. Silverstein. Described as “one of the most […]

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    Pizza Delivery: Quality Family Time in 30 Minutes or Less

    Pizza. Can you really ask for a more delicious treat? In my recent years, I’ve made it a point to eliminate as many junk foods as I can from my diet, but pizza has never been one of them. There’s something about biting into that slice of gooey cheese, yummy toppings, and crust that can […]

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    June 1968: The Doors released the single “Hello, I Love You”.

    “Hello, I Love You” is a hit song by the American rock band The Doors from their 1968 album Waiting for the Sun. It was released as a single that same year, reaching number one in the United States and selling over a million copies in the U.S. alone. In Canada, it hit number one […]

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    Tuesday’s Nostalgic News – June 13

    “BORN TODAY” Aaron Taylor-Johnson 1990 – (Kick-Ass films and Avengers: Age of Ultron) Kat Dennings 1986 – Actress (Sex and the City) Ashley and Mary-Kate Olsen 1986 – Actresses Chris Evans 1981 – Actor (Captain America, The Avengers, and Fantastic Four) Sarah Schaub 1983 – Actress (The Stand and A Home of Our Own) Ethan Embry […]

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    Monday’s Nostalgic News – June 12

    “BORN TODAY” Allie DiMeco 1992 – Musician and actress (The Naked Brothers Band) Chris Young 1985 – American musician Kendra Wilkinson 1985 – Playboy bunny/Playmate/Television Personality Dave Franco 1985 – Actor (21 Jump Street) Wil Horneff 1979 – Actor (Ghost in the Machine, Sandlot) Shiloh Strong 1978 – Actor (Maybe This Time, House of Cards) […]

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    Sunday’s Nostalgic News – June 11

    “BORN TODAY” Ivana Baquero 1994 – Spanish actress Eugene Simon 1992 – Actor (Game Of Thrones) Shia LaBeouf 1986 – Actor (Disturbia, Transformers) Brighton Hertford 1986 – Actress (BJ Jones-General Hospital) Joshua Jackson 1978 – Actor (Mighty Ducks) Ryan Dunn 1977 (RIP) – Founding member of the Jackass and Viva La Bam crew Shane Meier 1977 – […]

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    Elvis Presley And Other Crime-Fighting Celebrities

    On February 10th, 1976, singer Elvis Presley was named an honorary captain in the Memphis Police Department. The news may come as a surprise to some fans today, but in fact it wasn’t his only such tribute. In 1970 he was given an honorary badge by the Denver Police, and that same year President Richard […]

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    July 1955: The Happiest Place on Earth Opens for Business

    On this day in 1955, Disneyland opened its gates in Anaheim, California, inviting the world inside to experience its magic and excitement. In celebration, DYR counts down 10 little-known facts about the iconic theme park: The first day the park opened, the experience was anything but magical for visitors. In fact, the pressed dubbed it […]

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    Monday’s Nostalgic News – June 5

     “BORN TODAY” Seb Lefebvre 1981 – Musician (Simple Plan) Mike Fisher 1980 – Professional Ice Hockey Player (Married To Carrie Underwood) Pete Wentz 1979 – Musician (Fall Out Boy) Nick Kroll 1978 – Actor, comedian, writer, and producer (The League and The Kroll Show) Liza Weil 1977 – Actress (“The Gilmore Girls”) Joe Gatto 1976 – […]

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    Facts You Didn’t Know About Grease

    It was on this day in 1978 that the iconic musical Grease made its debut on the big screen. In honor of its 35 years of making us all sing along, DYR dug up seven little-known facts about the movie to share with our readers. Lucie Arnaz was originally courted by producers for the role […]

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    Saturday’s Nostalgic News – June 3

     “BORN TODAY” Lalaine 1987 – Actress (“Lizzie McGuire”) Rafael Nadal 1986 – Tennis player Nikki M. James 1981 – Actress, Singer & Stage Actress Arianne Zucker 1974 – Actress (Days of Our Lives) Jason Jones 1973 – Actor and comedian. (Correspondent on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart Ariel Hernandez 1971 – Singer, dancer (No […]

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    Tuesday’s Nostalgic News – May 30

    “BORN TODAY” Cee-Lo 1974 – (Goodie Mob) Idina Menzel 1971 – Actress, singer, and songwriter. Tammy Parks 1965 – Actress (Attack of 60′ Centerfold) Wynonna Judd (Christina Judd) 1964 – Country music singer (Judds-Why Not Me) Tom Morello 1964 – American guitarist (Audioslave, Rage Against the Machine), Mark Sheppard 1964 – Actor and Musician (Supernatural) Tonya Pinkins 1962 – Actress in […]

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    Saturday’s Nostalgic News – May 27

    “BORN TODAY” Darin Brooks 1984 – Actor (Days Of Our Lives) Ben Feldman 1980 – Actor (Mad Men) Jamie Oliver 1975 – Celebrity Chef Ethan Dampf 1994 – Actor (“American Dreams”) Chris Colfer 1990 – Actor (“Glee”) Jadakiss 1975 – Rapper Denise Van Outen 1974 – Actress (The Big Breakfast) André 3000 (André Lauren Benjamin) 1975 – Rapper […]

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    The Delicious Rise, And Sad Fall, Of Burger Chef

    As a kid growing up in the 1970s and 80s in Ohio, there was no greater fast-food treat than Burger Chef. Lately, I realized that Burger Chef was one of those fond childhood memories that I had pretty much forgotten that is, until we first started contemplating this idea for American Roadtrip. I’m pretty sure […]

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    Friday’s Nostalgic News – May 26

    “BORN TODAY” Hrach Titizian 1979 – Actor (“Homeland”) Nicki Aycox 1975 – Actress (Jeepers Creepers 2) Lauryn Hill 1975 – Musician (The Fugees) Matt Stone 1971 – TV producer (“South Park”) Joey Kibble 1971 – Musician (Take 6) Joseph Fiennes 1970 – Actor (“Flashfoward”) Phillip Rhodes 1968 – Musician (Gin Blossoms) Helena Bonham-Carter 1966 – Actress […]

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    Monday’s Nostalgic News – May 22

    “BORN TODAY” Apolo Anton Ohno 1982 – Speed skater Bryan Lloyd Danielson 1981 Nazanin Boniadi 1980 – Actor (Homeland) Maggie Q 1979 – Actress Ginnifer Goodwin 1978 – Actress (“Big Love”) Sean Gunn 1974 – Actor (Gilmore Girls and Kraglin in Guardians of the Galaxy) A.J. Langer 1974 – Actress Donell Jones 1973 – Musician Anna Belknap 1972 […]