Monthly Archives: September 2011

What Happened – September 22

It was on this day in 1985 that the first Farm Aid concert was held. Organized by John Mellencamp, Willie Nelson and Neil Young the event was a benefit for farmers that were in danger of losing their land to foreclosures. Over 80,000 … Continue reading

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What Happened – September 21

It was on this day in 1937 that The Hobbit was first published. Written & illustrated by J. R. R. Tolkien, it was an immediate success with all 1,500 copies being sold by the end of the year. The book would eventually be translated into over … Continue reading

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Embrace the Meltdown

Click here for yet another one of those cute penguin games. ’cause ya can’t have enough of those penguin games!

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What Happened – September 20

It was on this day in 1970 that the unmanned Soviet probe Luna 16 landed on the moon. An hour after touching down a drill was extended and soil samples were collected. The following day the spacecraft would launch itself off the moon’s … Continue reading

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Arrr

  Ahoy me mateys! ’tis talk like a pirate day, so be sure to get in plenty o’ bilgey speak while you can…

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What Happened – September 19

It was on this day in 1952 that J. Edgar Hoover arranged for the Immigration and Naturalization Service to revoke a re-entry permit into the US for Charlie Chaplin, who had just departed the country and was aboard a ship enroute to … Continue reading

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Packer’s down under?

I know a lot o’ geeks don’t follow football, but I thought EVERYONE knew the Packers!

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What Happened – September 18

It was on this day in 1793 that the groundbreaking ceremony for the US Capitol was held. Dressed in full Masonic garb, President Washington laid down the cornerstone. The Senate Wing would be completed in 1800, with the House’s chambers finished in 1811. … Continue reading

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Time of these Days

I like many different bands, but only have one tattooed upon me…

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What Happened – September 17

At the peremptory request and desire of a large majority of the citizens of these United States, I, Joshua Norton, formerly of Algoa Bay, Cape of Good Hope, and now for the last 9 years and 10 months past of S. … Continue reading

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