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Happy Birthday NPR And ATC!

Forty years ago today, on May 3, 1971, NPR debuted its first program: All Things Considered. Join us today for a celebration complete with photos from the archives and avatars for your Facebook profile. Happy Birthday NPR and ATC!

You'll want to keep refreshing this blog today, because we will come back to you with more birthday fun throughout the day.

Set up an appointment for yourself at 4pm ET today. We're hoping to get a "wave" of tweets going through the Twitterverse when All Things Considered comes on the air today. We'll tell you more later today over at @npr.

First up today: a glance through the NPR photo archives for a look at NPR over the last 40 years.