March 19th in History: The Birth of the Minivan and the Top Hit Song of 1984

On this day in 1984, Chrysler Corporation introduced the first minivan, the Dodge Caravan, and changed the automotive industry forever. The Dodge Caravan revolutionized the way people traveled with its spacious interior and sliding side doors, making it easier to get in and out of the vehicle. It became an instant hit and created a new market segment for the automobile industry.

The top hit song of 1984 was “When Doves Cry” by Prince. The song spent five weeks at number one on the Billboard Hot 100 and became one of Prince’s most popular and successful songs. It was also one of the first songs to incorporate electronic and rock music, paving the way for future artists to experiment with new sounds and styles.


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James H Pentz obituary 1944~2023

Mr. James H Pentz, 78, passed away Thursday, March 23, 2023. Services will be held, 2 p.m., Thursday, March 30, 2023, in Grove-Bowersox Funeral Home.