Monthly Archives: December 2011

Happy New Year!

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What Happened – December 31

The earliest event that Wiki says happened on this day is “406 – Vandals, Alans and Suebians cross the Rhine, beginning an invasion of Gaul” and the most recent is “2004 – The official opening of Taipei 101, the tallest skyscraper at that time in the world, standing at a height of 509 … Continue reading

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What Happened – December 30

The earliest event that Wiki says happened on this day is “1066 – Granada massacre: A Muslim mob storms the royal palace in Granada, crucifies Jewish vizier Joseph ibn Naghrela and massacres most of the Jewish population of the city” and the most recent is “2006 – Madrid Barajas … Continue reading

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What Happened – December 29

The earliest event that Wiki says happened on this day is “1170 – Thomas Becket, Archbishop of Canterbury, is assassinated inside Canterbury Cathedral by followers of King Henry II; he subsequently becomes a saint and martyr in the Anglican Church and the Roman Catholic Church” and the most … Continue reading

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What Happened – December 28

The earliest event that Wiki says happened on this day is “893 – An earthquake destroys the city of Dvin, Armenia” and the most recent is “2010 – Arab Spring: Popular protests begin in Algeria against the government.”   A couple other things that also took place are: 1867 … Continue reading

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What Happened – December 27

The earliest event that Wiki says happened on this day is “537 – The Hagia Sophia is completed” and the most recent is “2009 – Iranian election protests: On the Day of Ashura in Tehran, government security forces fire upon demonstrators.”   A few other things that also occurred on … Continue reading

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What Happened – December 26

The earliest event that Wiki says happened on this day is “1135 – Coronation of King Stephen of England” and the most recent is “2006 – An oil pipeline in Lagos, Nigeria explodes, killing at least 260.”   A couple other things that also took place on … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas to all

Hope yours is a happy one! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3KdF_vMsHRc  

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What Happened – December 25

The earliest event that Wiki says happened on this day is “0 – Jesus the messiah of the Christian faith was born” and the most recent is “2009 – Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab unsuccessfully attempts a terrorist attack against the US while on board a flight to Detroit Metro Airport Northwest Airlines … Continue reading

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“Who, being loved, is poor?”

That isn’t really the name of this video, but that quote from Oscar Wilde did pop into my mind when I first saw this:

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