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Jeff Dorsey
Jeff Dorsey

Why Do We Have a Leap Year? Here’s the Answer!

I bet this question has been asked a few thousand times today…Why do we have Leap Year or Leap Day anyway?  Well here is your answer.

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YouTube
YouTube

Legend Has it, Women Can Ask Men to ‘Take the Leap’ on Leap Day

For guys in a relationship today, Leap Day, is a day that a woman can ask a man to "take the leap". So guys you might be prepared for her to propose to you.

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J. Meric, Getty Images
J. Meric, Getty Images

Five Siblings All Born on February 20 in Different Years

In preparing for the morning show this morning I came across this story about a woman by the name of Carolyn Cummins of Clintwood, Virginia.  She was listed as giving birth to her first child on February 20th in 1952.  It was listed on the Today in History list for tomorrow, February 20. I thought to myself why would this be listed as a historical occasion.  I read on and found my answer.

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Arts Quincy
Arts Quincy

Ice Harvesting in Quincy Was a Big Business

Have you ever wondered how people, prior to electricity, managed to keep food chilled or frozen? There were no freezers or refrigerators around. What they had were called "Ice Boxes".  

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King In Alabama
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Quincy Public Library to Highlight Black History Month

During the month of February, the Quincy Public Library will highlight Black History Month with several free events open to all ages, selected films for the adult Monday Movie series and for children’s story-time...

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Thomas Cooper, Getty Images
Thomas Cooper, Getty Images

Today Marks the 5th Anniversary of The Blizzard of 2011

Having watched the people of East Coast trying to dig out of their massive snowfall recently, it reminded me of 5 years ago today when one of the biggest snowfalls, known as the Blizzard of 2011, hit this area.

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NASA/Getty Images
NASA/Getty Images

‘Challenger’ Exploded 30 Years Ago Today

What were you doing 30 years ago today? Most likely you were watching the Space Shuttle Challenger blast off from the Kennedy Space Center. What happened next was unforgettable.

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James Earl Ray
James Earl Ray-Keystone Hulton Archives, Getty Images

Dr. Martin Luther King’s Killer had Ties to Quincy

Today is the Dr. Martin Luther King Holiday, a day to remember Dr. King Jr.’s leadership of the modern American Civil Rights Movement, from December, 1955 until April 4, 1968 the day he was assassinated in Memphis, Tennessee by James Earl Ray, a man with ties to the Hannibal-Quincy area.

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Brenda Chase, Getty Images
Brenda Chase, Getty Images

‘All in The Family’ Needs to Return So We Can Laugh Again

A monumental date in TV history took place last week. It was January 12, 1971 when CBS took a giant leap into the unknown by agreeing to air a program called "All in the Family". That was 45 years ago. The country was dealing with a war in Vietnam, civil unrest in many of our cities and people were generally unhappy.  They needed to laugh at something or somebody to remind them of what it was like to smile again. That something was "All in the Family" and that someone was Archie Bunker, played by Carroll O'Connor.

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Disaster-Proof Dome Homes House Quake Survivors
Dimas Ardian, Getty Images

Here’s How the Amber Alert System Got Started

Twenty years ago today  9-year old Amber Hagerman got on her bicycle in Arlington, Texas like any other 9-year old would.  The difference was Amber never made it home. Her body was found a few days later some three miles away in a creek with her throat slashed. The killer has never been found.

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