Monthly Archives: August 2011

What Happened – August 24

It was on this day in 1975 that Queen started recording their song ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ at a studio in Wales. Freddie Mercury first started writing it in the late 1960’s and had used some of the arrangement in other songs. It … Continue reading

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What Happened – August 23

It was on this day in 1305 that William Wallace was dragged naked by a horse through London. He had been found guilty of treason against the King the day before and that was the beginning of his execution. What followed … Continue reading

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What Happened – August 22

It was on this day in 1864 that the First Geneva Convention, entitled Amelioration of the Condition of the Wounded in Armies in the Field, was signed by Baden*, Belgium, Denmark, France, Hesse*, Italy, the Netherlands, Portugal, Prussia*, Switzerland, Spain, and Württemberg*. (*modern-day Germany) Focusing … Continue reading

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What Happened – August 21

“kill every man big enough to carry a gun.” It was in the early dawn on this day in 1863 that a group of confederate guerrillas entered Lawerence KS with that as one of their main orders. Lawrence was not only strongly … Continue reading

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GGG 2011

Wasn’t able to make it to one of my favorite festivals this year, but thanks to the ‘net I can at least get a lil’ taste of it…      

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What Happened – August 20

It was on this day in 1975 that NASA launched Viking 1. A little over a year later it became the first spacecraft to successfully land on Mars. It collected data and sent information back to Earth for over six years. … Continue reading

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What Happened – August 19

It was on this day in 1612 that a criminal trial for three women in Lancashire, Samlesbury (England) began. The charges were child murder, cannibalism, and practicing witchcraft. The grandchild of one of the accused (as well as niece to another) was the main witness against … Continue reading

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What Happened – August 18

  It was on this day in 1587 that Ellinor Dare gave birth to a girl in what is now South Carolina. At the time, it was called the Roanoke Colony and the infant was the first English child to be born … Continue reading

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What Happened – August 17

  It was on this day in 1998 that President Clinton, while testifying before a Grand Jury, admitted to an “improper physical relationship” with one of his White House interns. These allegations had been swirling for several months, and Clinton had … Continue reading

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What Happened – August 16

It was on this day in 1896 that Skookum Jim, Kate Carmack, and George Carmack discovered gold near the Klondike River in Yukon Canada. As word spread of the find, people from all over the world came into Alaskan ports in order … Continue reading

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