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EVENTS FIRST RUN ON THIS DAY IN 1897

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The Boston Marathon is an annual running event hosted by several cities
in Greater Boston in eastern Massachusetts and managed by the Boston
Athletic Association.
It is always held on Patriots’ Day, the third Monday
of April. It is the world’s oldest annual marathon and ranks as one of the 
world’s best-known road racing events and is one of six World Marathon
Majors
. Amateur and professional runners from all over the world compete
in the Boston Marathon each year,

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Photo of the 8th running of the Boston Marathon.

 

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During the 2013 Boston Marathon, on April 15, two explosions occurred in 
approximately the last 225 yards of the course. Three spectators were killed
and more than 200 people were injured. Entrants who completed at least half
the course and did not finish due to the bombings are to get automatic entry 
in this years race on April 21.

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UNRELEASED RECORDINGS FOUND

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Hank Williams, Sr.  (
Hiram King Williams)  (9-17-1923 / 1-1-1953)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Previously unreleased recordings of country music
legend Hank Williams performing songs on a 1950 radio show will be released
next month for download and on vinyl.

"The Garden Spot Programs, 1950" features 24 songs and jingles from a taped
show that aired on early country radio stations, sponsored by a Texas plant
nursery. Most of the tapes were lost, but only the copies from one station, KSIB-
AM in Creston, Iowa, survived. The recordings were transferred, restored and
mastered for release May 20 by Omnivore Records.

The singer’s daughter, Jett Williams, said in a written statement that no one knew
these recordings existed.

Williams’ biographer, Colin Escott, wrote the liner notes for the album and said
the recordings were used to augment live acts on local radio stations.

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A RELIGIOUS HOLIDAY TODAY

Good-Friday-2014

Good Friday is not a federal holiday in the United States, although it is a
state holiday in some states. It occurs two days before Easter Sunday and
is the day when Christians commemorate Jesus Christ’s crucifixion, which
plays a major role in the Christian faith.

 Good Friday wallpaper images

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