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MARY BRASWELL: Looking back at signs of summer | QUIZ QUIZ

HISTORY: Nothing says summer like fresh watermelon.

Read some facts about watermelon, swimming, air conditioning and more.

ALBANY BIRTHS: June 23 - 29, 2015

Unless otherwise noted, the following births took place at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital June 23 - 29, 2015.

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MARY BRASWELL: Looking Back at July 1960

HISTORY: Aside from fireworks, see what was happening in Albany, July 1960.

The annual fireworks show was accompanied by a military performance.

ALBANY BIRTHS: June 15 - 23, 2015

Unless otherwise noted, the following births took place at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital June 15 - 23, 2015.

ALBANY BIRTHS: June 8 - 15, 2015

Unless otherwise noted, the following births took place at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital June 8-15,2015.

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MARY BRASWELL: Looking back at Mrs. Doubtfire | QUIK QUIZ

HISTORY: A movie about a father who just wants to be with his children.

Although there was on-again, off-again talk of a sequel to “Mrs. Doubtfire,” the death of Robin Williams in August 2014 sealed the project’s fate forever.

ALBANY BIRTHS: June 1-8, 2015

Unless otherwise noted, the following births took place at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital June 1 - 8, 2015.

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MARY BRASWELL: Looking Back at June 1942 | QUIK QUIZ

HISTORY: See what was making the news in Albany and Southwest Georgia as the world was at war.

The United States was about six months into what would come to known as World War II. The newspaper was still the main source of information. See what was making the pages of The Albany Herald.

ALBANY BIRTHS: May 25 - June 1, 2015

Unless otherwise noted, the following births took place at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital May 25 - June 1, 2015.

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MARY BRASWELL: 'Superman Day' on June 12 is flying at us | SUPER QUIK QUIZ

HISTORY: Facts about the famous superhero, Superman.

The very first publication of a Superman comic, “The Reign of the Superman” in which the charcater was a villain, had only five issues published.

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MARY BRASWELL: May 1974 in Albany and Southwest Georgia.

HISTORY: In May 1974, gas prices were up to 58 cents per gallon.

In May 1974, Richard Nixon was still the president, unemployment was down to five percent and gas prices were climbing.

ALBANY BIRTHS: May 18 - 25, 2015

Unless otherwise noted, the following births took place at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital May 18 - 25, 2015.

ALBANY BIRTHS: May 10-18, 2015

Unless otherwise noted, the following births took place at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital May 10 - 18, 2015.

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MARY BRASWELL: Looking Back at the War to End All Wars

HISTORY: A Memorial Day look back at the Great War

All was not always quiet on the Western Front during World War I.

ALBANY BIRTHS: May 3-11, 2015

Unless otherwise noted, the following births took place at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital May 3 - 11, 2015.

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MARY BRASWELL: Looking back at May 1906

HISTORY: In May 1906, Albany was home to a new steam laundry service

In 1906, the Albany Daily Herald was the official organ of the City of Albany, Baker County, Dougherty County and the Railroad Commission of Georgia for the Second Congressional District.

ALBANY BIRTHS: ApriL 24 - May 4, 2015

Unless otherwise noted, the following births took place at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital April 24 - May 4, 2015.

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MARY BRASWELL: Looking back at mothers, May 10, 2015

HISTORY: Remembering mothers on this special day.

“My mother had a great deal of trouble with me, but I think she enjoyed it.” - Mark Twain

ALBANY BIRTHS: April 13-26, 2015

Unless otherwise noted, the following births took place at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital April 13-26, 2015.

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MARY BRASWELL: Looking Back at Star Wars

HISTORY: Star Wars opened theaters to a galaxy far away

Star Wars Intergalactic Day is May 4 …May the fourth be with you!

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Lincoln Elementary 5th-graders field day | PHOTO GALLERY | VIDEO

Students at the Albany elementary school compete in field day events

Cooperative, cloudy weather provided ideal conditions for students at Lincoln Elementary Magnet School in Albany to compete in their 2015 spring field day.

ALBANY BIRTHS: April 6-13, 2015

Unless otherwise noted, the following births took place at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital April 6 - 13, 2015.

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MARY BRASWELL: Looking back at deadly April events in American history.

HISTORY: From Waco to Boston, here is a look back at the not-so-great month of April

April was the month the Civil War started, the Titanic sank and Adolph Hitler was born.

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MARY BRASWELL: Looking back at an assortment of cleaning products

HISTORY: In 1945, Procter & Gamble purchased Spic and Span for $1.9 million.

A trip these days down the cleaning supply aisle of any grocery store is simply mind boggling!

ALBANY BIRTHS: March 30 - April 5, 2015

Unless otherwise noted, the following births took place at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital March 30 - April 5, 2015.

ALBANY BIRTHS: March 24 - 30, 2015

Unless otherwise noted, the following births took place at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital March 24- 30, 2015.

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MARY BRASWELL: Looking Back at Easter

HISTORY: Things associated with Easter

Christians across the world celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ on Easter Sunday.

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MARY BRASWELL: Looking Back at quotes about foolishness

HISTORY: April Fool’s Day and more

Many historians believe April Fool’s Day dates as far back as 1582.

ALBANY BIRTHS: March 15 - 24, 2015

Unless otherwise noted, the following births took place at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital March 15-24, 2015.

ALBANY BIRTHS: March 9 -15, 2015

Unless otherwise noted, the following births took place at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital March 9-15, 2015.

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MARY BRASWELL: Looking Back at 100 years of Marches | QUIK QUIZ

HISTORY: In March 1922, the first radio station in the South began broadcasting from Atlanta from WSB-AM (Welcome South, Brother).

See what was in the news during March across the years.

ALBANY BIRTHS: March 3-9, 2015

Unless otherwise noted, the following births took place at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital March 3 - 9, 2015.

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MARY BRASWELL: Looking Back at the color green | QUIK QUIZ

HISTORY: The color green plays a big role in everyday life.

Wearing green on St. Patrick’s Day is traditional but many other things are also associated with that color.

Bible Verse - March 11, 2015

Daily Bible verse

Daily Bible verse

ALBANY BIRTHS: Feb. 23 - March 2, 2015

Unless otherwise noted, the following births took place at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital Feb. 23 - March 2, 2015.

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MARY BRASWELL: Looking Back 104 years ago

HISTORY: Read all about it, March 1901

Even Albanians who could afford the luxury of electricity often found themselves powerless.

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MARY BRASWELL: A look back at the much-loved Dr. Seuss

It was 111 years ago tomorrow that Theodor Seuss Geisel was born in Springfield, Massachusetts.

Although not the first Seuss book, “And To Think That I Saw It On Mulberry Street” was the first children’s book to be published. The year was 1937.

ALBANY BIRTHS: Feb. 15 - 23, 2015

Unless otherwise noted, the following births took place at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital Feb. 15 - 23, 2015.

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'Children: Biblical and Ethical Teaching' is E.G. Sherman's third book

ALBANY AUTHOR: E.G. Sherman shares 36 lessons from the altar at Institutional First Baptist Church.

A lesson in telling the truth can be found in the story of the boy who cried, “Wolf!”

ALBANY BIRTHS: Feb. 9 - 16, 2015

Unless otherwise noted, the following births took place at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital Feb. 9 - 16, 2015.

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MARY BRASWELL: Looking Back at February 121 years ago

HISTORY: See what was making the news in The Albany Daily Herald in February 1894.

The Exchange Bank of Albany had a paid-up capital totaling $60,000 in february 1894.

ALBANY BIRTHS: Feb. 2-9, 2015

Unless otherwise noted, the following births took place at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital Feb. 2 - 9, 2015.

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MARY BRASWELL: Looking back at facts about U.S. presidents.

HISTORY: Did you know that, as a young man, Rutherford B.Hayes fought lyssophobia, or the fear of going insane?

Feb. 16 is Presidents’ Day in the United States of America.

ALBANY BIRTHS: Jan. 25 - Feb. 3, 2015

Unless otherwise noted, the following births took place at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital Jan. 25 - Feb. 3, 2015.

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MARY BRASWELL: Looking Back at animated love stories

HISTORY: Three family-safe love stories for Valentines Day

Feb. 15 will mark 65 years since the release of Walt Disney’s “Cinderella”

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MARY BRASWELL: Looking Back at February 1934 Albany area news

HISTORY: Albany's President';s Ball raised a total of $527.30 for the Warm Springs Foundation

Fifty-eight dogs participated in the opening event of the Southern Amateur Field Trials in Albany.

ALBANY BIRTHS: Jan. 20 - 26, 2015

Unless otherwise noted, the following births took place at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital Jan. 20-26, 2015.

ALBANY BIRTHS: Jan. 12-20, 2015

Unless otherwise noted, the following births took place at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital Jan. 12 - 20, 2015.

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MARY BRASWELL: Looking Back at January 1940 news

HISTORY: In January 1940, a five-room apartment could be rented for $30 per month.

From sugar sacks to socks, business was brisk in Albany.

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MARY BRASWELL: Looking Back at quotes from MLK.

HISTORY: MLK shared his heart with all who would listen.

“We must learn to live together as brothers or perish together as fools.” - Martin Luther King Jr.

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