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PLAYED FOR FIRST TIME ON THIS DAY IN 1929

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Guy Lombardo and his Royal Canadians played "Auld Lang Syne" as a New
Year’s Eve song for the first time at the "Roosevelt Grill" in the Roosevelt Hotel
in New York City. The song is a Scots poem written by Robert Burns in 1788,
set to the tune of a traditional folk song.

 

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Scottish poet Robert Burns

    happy-new-year-

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A MESSAGE FROM PDX RETRO ~

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LET THERE BE (BETTER) LIGHT!

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An eco-friendly energy saving light bulb

(FoxNews) – When the ball drops on New Year’s Eve, the year ends – and so 
does the ordinary light bulb.

Jan. 1. marks the end of a seven-year effort to outlaw the ordinary light bulb,
thanks to a 2007 law that raised minimum efficiency standards for traditional 
incandescent bulbs far beyond what the technology can manage.

It’s lights out for the traditional light bulb, in other words, which was essentially
killed by that bill.

“The government started phasing out incandescent’s in 2010, starting with the
100-watt bulb, and then followed by the 75-watt,” explained Melissa Andresko, communications director for lighting-automation company Lutron.

“Come January 1, both the 60- and the 40-watt bulbs are going away. And
that’s really going to have the most impact on consumers because those are
the most popular incandescent bulb types right now,” according to Andresko.

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Thomas Edison with his first incandescent light bulbs, 1880s

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LOOKING BACK AT TODAY IN HISTORY

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Ed Danahue

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Anthony Hopkins now
Sir Philip Anthony Hopkins is 76 today

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The Silence of the Lambs, 1991

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FAMOUS COUPLE MARRIED ON THIS DAY IN 1947

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Roy Rogers (Leonard Franklin Slye) and Dale Evans (Lucille Wood Smith)
were married in Davis, Oklahoma on the Flying L Ranch where they had 
earlier filmed the movie Home in Oklahoma. Their successful marriage
lasted for 51 years until Roy’s death in 1998.

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   *King of the Cowboys* and *Queen of the West*

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