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What Happened – January 10

The earliest event that Wiki says happened on this day is “49 BC – Julius Caesar crosses the Rubicon, signaling the start of civil war” and the most recent is “2011 – 2010–2011 Queensland floods: Torrential rain in the Lockyer Valley region of South East Queensland, Australia causes severe flash flooding, killing … Continue reading

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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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What Happened – December 23

The earliest event that Wiki says occurred on this day is “962 – Byzantine-Arab Wars: Under the future Emperor Nicephorus Phocas, Byzantine troops stormed the city of Aleppo” and the most recent is “2003 – PetroChina Chuandongbei natural gas field explosion, Guoqiao, Kai County, Chongqing, China, killing at least 234.”   A few … Continue reading

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What Happened – September 15

It was on this day in 1965 that Ford started to offer an 8-track tape player as a factory-installed option on some of their vehicles, the first automobile manufacturer to do so. RCA initially had about 175 albums from their catalog available in … Continue reading

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What Happened – September 11

It was on this day in 2001 that…well, you know.         The earliest event that Wiki takes note of happening on this day is “9 – The Battle of the Teutoburg Forest ends” and the latest is “2007 – Russia tests the largest conventional … Continue reading

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What Happened – September 9

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pxPppXaPonY “Madness folk & roll musicians, singers wanted for acting roles in new TV show. Parts for 4 insane boys.” It was on this day in 1965 that an advertisement with those words ran in Daily Variety and The Hollywood Reporter. Almost 450 people tried … Continue reading

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What Happened – July 4

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving … Continue reading

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What Happened – June 11

It was on this day in 1963 that the governor of Alabama stood in the doorway at the University of Alabama in order to prevent two black students from registering at the school. The local National Guard was nationalized later that … Continue reading

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