Monthly Archives: October 2011

What Happened – October 31

It was on this day in 1913 that street car workers in Indianapolis went out on strike, in a rather unpeaceful manner. They had organized in order to seek better working conditions and pay, but the Terminal and Traction Company … Continue reading

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What Happened – October 30

It was on this day in 1938 that Martians invaded Earth. Well, actually, there was a radio play produced/performed by Orson Welles that was done in such a manner that lead some people to believe it was real. Based on the book The War … Continue reading

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Wolley Halloween Haunted Mash

A few songs for the Halloween weekend…        

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What Happened – October 29

It was on this day in 1969 that the first-ever link-up between two different computers was made via ARPANET. A the time, computers were rare and this network was created in order to allow researchers to make full use of them. The first … Continue reading

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What Happened – October 28

It was on this day in 1919 that Congress overrode Pres. Wilson’s veto and passed the Volstead Act into law. The law, which was permitted by the passage of the 18th Amendment, outlawed most alcohol and liquor. The “Great Experiment” resulted in an increase of organized … Continue reading

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What Happened – October 27

It was on this day in 1838 that the Governor of Missouri issued an order that said all Mormons must leave or be exterminated. Trouble between the Latter Day Saints and others had been brewing since 1831, when one of the church … Continue reading

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What Happened – October 26

It was on this day in 1881 that Marshal Virgil Earp, along with his brothers Morgan & Wyatt and Doc Holliday, faced off against four outlaws in Tombstone AZ. The event later became known as the Gunfight at the OK Corral, with … Continue reading

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What Happened – October 25

“Forward, the Light Brigade!” Was there a man dismay’d? Not tho’ the soldier knew Someone had blunder’d: Theirs not to make reply, Theirs not to reason why, Theirs but to do and die: Into the valley of Death Rode the … Continue reading

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Zombie in a Penguin Suit

Title pretty much says it all….      

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What Happened – October 24

It was on this day in 1946 that a V-2 rocket was launched from the desert in New Mexico. The rocket, which had been captured from the Nazis, rose to a height of 65 miles. It had a camera attached, … Continue reading

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