Monthly Archives: September 2011

What Happened – September 30

It was on this day in 1882 that the first commercial hydroelectric power plant in the world came on-line. Located on the Fox River in Wisconsin, it was built by the president of the Appleton Paper and Pulp Company in order to … Continue reading

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What Happened – September 29

It was on this day in 1963 that the Rolling Stones started out on their first tour. Opening up for the Everly Brothers and Bo Diddley, this first stop was at the New Victoria Theater in London. Little Richard would … Continue reading

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What Happened – September 28

It was on this day in 1963 that the cartoon Tennessee Tuxedo and his Tales debuted on TV. Joe Harris, the creator, was inspired to make educational programming for kids after the commissioner of the FCC declared television to be a “vast wasteland.” Tennessee (a penguin) and … Continue reading

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Penguin Floyd tattoo

They call it ugly, but I think it is full of win! And as an extra bonus, check this out from the original post: So . . . so you think you can tell heaven from krill, belly-slides from pain. Can you … Continue reading

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What Happened – September 27

It was on this day in 1954 that Tonight! premiered on national TV. Originally hosted by Steve Allen, the show was broadcast live until the beginning of 1959. Allen’s approach to late night entertainment…an opening monologue, interviews with celebrities, guest musicians, cameras going outside the studio…are now considered … Continue reading

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What Happened – September 26

It was on this day in 1789 that President Washington appointed a few men to help and assist him in office. Thomas Jefferson was named the Secretary of State, Edmund Randolph the Attorney General, and Henry Knox was the Secretary … Continue reading

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What Happened – September 25

After the first enumeration required by the first article of the Constitution, there shall be one Representative for every thirty thousand, until the number shall amount to one hundred, after which the proportion shall be so regulated by Congress, that … Continue reading

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September in the Sky

Feelin’ kinda fall-like out there…       …and yes, that last song (for whatever reasons) always reminds me of this time o’ year.  

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What Happened – September 24

It was on this day in 1957 that President Eisenhower sent troops from the 101st Airborne Division to Little Rock, Arkansas in order to enforce desegregation in the public schools. Segregated schools had been declared illegal the year before, but when nine black students registered at an all-white … Continue reading

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What Happened – September 23

It was on this day in 1779 John Paul Jones responded to a demand to surrender by saying “I have not yet begun to fight!” He was in command of the USS Bonhomme Richard, and was engaged in a battle off the coast … Continue reading

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