Monthly Archives: July 2011

What Happened – July 23

It was on this day in 1904 that Charles Menches ran out of dishes while selling ice cream at the Louisiana Purchase Exposition in St. Louis, MO. Eager to keep the tasty treats available to his customers he bought up a … Continue reading

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What Happened – July 22

“Absolutely 100% Not Guilty” It was on this day in 1994 that O. J. Simpson entered that plea to the charge of murder during a preliminary hearing. A jury was seated in November and the trial started in January of ’95. Over … Continue reading

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What Happened – July 21

It was on this day in 1990 that Pink Floyd’s “The Wall” was performed in Berlin in order to celebrate the fall of the Berlin Wall a few months earlier. In addition to Roger Waters & his Bleeding Heart band, … Continue reading

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What Happened – July 20

It was on this day in 1934 that the Minneapolis police used shotguns to kill two and wound sixty-seven Teamsters that were on strike. The job action still continued on until martial law was declared less than a week later, resulting in the National … Continue reading

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What Happened – July 19

It was on this day in 1848 that a Women’s Rights Convention opened in Seneca Falls, NY. Organized by a local group of Quakers, the two day meeting featured lectures and discussions on the laws and other issues that women faced. Tho it was mostly women who attended, … Continue reading

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What Happened – July 18

It was on this day in 1969 that Senator Ted Kennedy drove off a bridge with a passenger in his car. He gave this statement to the police the following day: On July 18, 1969, at approximately 11:15 p.m. in Chappaquiddick, … Continue reading

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What Happened – July 17

It was on this day in 1955 that Disneyland had a “soft open” to the press and invited guests, one day before their official opening. About 20 of the rides and attractions were ready, but a lot of other stuff…including the water … Continue reading

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Funky Feels

        Millie Jackson is a straight-up freak, and she ain’t afraid to tell you what she wants….or just take it from ya, for that matter.   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x84kSbWhRBQ Maceo Parker and The-Artist-Formally-Known-By-A-Symbol keep this funk going for us: … Continue reading

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What Happened – July 16

It was on this day in 1969 that a Saturn V rocket took off from Cape Canaveral. On board were three astronauts: Neil Armstrong, Edwin Aldrin, Jr. and Michael Collins. The mission was called Apollo 11 and the destination was the moon.  Five days later … Continue reading

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What Happened – July 15

It was on this day in 1799 that a lieutenant serving in Napoleon’s army spotted an odd-looking stone. The soldiers were strengthening a small fort in Egypt when the unusual slab of rock was unearthed. The officer noticed some strange markings inscribed on it … Continue reading

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