Daily Archives: May 30, 2016

Monday Open Thread | Steely Dan Week

Happy Monday, Everyone. This week’s featured Artists, Steely Dan. WIKI:  Steely Dan is an American jazz rock band whose music also blends elements of funk, R&B, and pop.Founded by core members Walter Becker and Donald Fagen in 1972, the band … Continue reading

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#MemorialDay was started by former slaves on May 1, 1865

On this date in 1865, former Black slaves started Memorial Day in America. This occurred in Charleston, SC to honor 257 dead Union Soldiers who had been buried in a mass grave in a Confederate prison camp. They dug up … Continue reading

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