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CD Player Day!

Today we celebrate and remember when our music collection used to be stored in CDs and we have to have a CD Player to listen to them.  This day is observed annually on October 1st.

Growing up, I always loved listening to music and I was one of those people who have their own CD Player and a headphone listening to my favorite music all day.  Thru the years’ music players have undergone a lot of change.  I remember playing music from a record, then a portable cassette player where your music is stored in tapes, then the CDs, eventually, music are converted digitally into MP3 format, MP3 is a form of digital music played on portable devices like our smartphone or dedicated devices to play mp3 music like the iPods or Creative Zen.

A CD Player is an electronic device that plays audio compact disc or CD, a digital optical disc use for data storage.  Without a CD Player, you will not be able to play all those digital music in the CD that contains all the collection of music or sometimes an audio format of a book.  During those years, computers are built with a CD drive which is capable of storing data on a CD and you can also play music thru your drive on the CD-ROM/DVD-ROM player of the computer.

By the early 2000s, the CD player had largely replaced the audio cassette player as standard equipment in new automobiles, with 2010 being the final model year for any car in the US to have a factory-equipped cassette player.  Currently, CD players are being phased out on new cars and to play music you can connect your music player or smartphone via a USB port or Bluetooth connection.

So, today, let us remember the past by playing your music collection in CDs if you still have those CD Players or Boombox that is equipt with CD Players.  Share on social media a photo of your CD Player is you have one using #CDPlayerDay.

2017 Gunman opens fire on Las Vegas concert killing 58

On the night of October 1, 2017, a gunman opens fire on a crowd attending the final night of a country music festival in Las Vegas, killing 58 people and injuring more than 800. Although the shooting only lasted 10 minutes, the death and injury tolls made this massacre the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history at the time of the attack.

Stephen Paddock, a 64-year-old retired man who lived in Mesquite, Nevada, targeted the crowd of concert-goers on the Las Vegas strip from the 32 floors of the Mandalay Bay hotel. He had checked into the hotel several days before the massacre.

Paddock began firing at the crowd at 10:05 p.m. using an arsenal of 23 guns, 12 of which were upgraded with bump stocks – a tool used to fire semi-automatic guns in rapid succession. Within the 10-minute period, he was able to fire more than 1,100 rounds of ammunition.

(excerpted from https://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/2017-las-vegas-shooting)