Monthly Archives: August 2011

What Happened – August 31

It was on this day in 1939 that seven Nazi commandos, wearing Polish uniforms and with a prisoner alongside, attacked a radio station in Germany. The three engineers on duty were quickly subdued, and one team member then started broadcasting a … Continue reading

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What Happened – August 30

It was on this day in 1945 that Gen. MacArthur arrived in Toyko and started organizing his occupational headquarters.  One of his first acts as Supreme Commander of the Allied Powers was coordinating efforts to get food and water to starving civilians. He … Continue reading

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Not just stop, I’d also offer ’em a ride

A buddy and I were walking the other day when he noticed this bumper sticker:   Yes, for those who don’t know…that is me.  

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What Happened – August 29

It was on this day in 1786 that about 1,200 farmers and skilled tradesmen, armed with muskets & swords, marched in formation into Northhampton MA in order to prevent the local courthouse from hearing cases involving debtors. The entire situation is far … Continue reading

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What Happened – August 28

It was on this day in 1964 that the Beatles and Bob Dylan were first introduced to each other. The Fab Four were fans of his and a mutual friend brought them together. Meeting in a hotel suite while the … Continue reading

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Dance, Joker, Dance

Steve Miller has not only written some great songs, but his band also plays amazing covers from other artists. Here is one of each…   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IKVSGj798HA     (He seems to have aged pretty well, no?)

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What Happened – August 27

It was on this day in 1921 that the owners of the Acme Packing Company of Green Bay WI bought a franchise in the American Professional Football Association (later renamed the National Football League.) The company had already been sponsoring … Continue reading

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What Happened – August 26

It was on this day in 1498 that Cardinal Jean de Billheres commissioned Michelangelo Buonarroti to carve a statue. The young artist was 24 years old and had been in Rome for only a couple years when he was granted this … Continue reading

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Wisconsin Neighbors

Always catches my eye when my own state gets a mention on the ‘net. According to one of my favorite time-wasting-web-sites this sign was seen on a “back road” in Wisconsin…. More of my (adopted) home-state postings from PassiveAggressiveNotes.com can be … Continue reading

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What Happened – August 25

  It was on this day in 1970 that Jimi Hendrix had a opening party at his new recording studio. Originally the guitarist and his manager had bought the place in Greenwich Village with the intentions of having a nightclub, but when his accountant … Continue reading

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