Tag Archives: 1775

What Happened – November 10

It was on this day in 1871 that Henry Stanley finds the missionary he was searching for, greeting him with “Dr. Livingstone, I presume?” He was working as a correspondent in Africa for the New York Herald when he was asked to lead an expedition … 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 13

It was on this day in 1975 that singer Charlie Rich, while presenting the award for Country Music Association’s Entertainer of the Year, burned the envelope that held the name. John Denver was the winner and Rich seemed to be upset … Continue reading

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What Happened – June 15

It was on this day in 1667 that the physician for King Louis XIV of France performed the first human blood transfusion. Dr. Jean-Baptiste Denys used the blood of a sheep and gave it to a 15 year old boy. After seeing that the boy survived, the doctor performed … Continue reading

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What Happened – June 14

“Resolved, that the flag of the United States be thirteen stripes, alternate red and white; that the union be thirteen stars, white in a blue field, representing a new Constellation.”   It was on this day in 1777 that Congress adopted … Continue reading

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What Happened – June 12

It was on this day in 1775 that British general Thomas Gage offered a pardon to any colonial rebel who swore loyalty to the Crown. However, no mercy would be shown to at least two of the ringleaders…the proclamation stated that John Hancock … Continue reading

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