Tag Archives: 1789

What Happened – October 19

It was on this day in 1765 that representives from some of the American colonies drew up a Declaration of Rights and Grievances. They had been meeting for the past 12 days in order to discuss the Stamp Act that England … Continue reading

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What Happened – September 29

It was on this day in 1963 that the Rolling Stones started out on their first tour. Opening up for the Everly Brothers and Bo Diddley, this first stop was at the New Victoria Theater in London. Little Richard would … Continue reading

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What Happened – September 26

It was on this day in 1789 that President Washington appointed a few men to help and assist him in office. Thomas Jefferson was named the Secretary of State, Edmund Randolph the Attorney General, and Henry Knox was the Secretary … Continue reading

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What Happened – September 25

After the first enumeration required by the first article of the Constitution, there shall be one Representative for every thirty thousand, until the number shall amount to one hundred, after which the proportion shall be so regulated by Congress, that … Continue reading

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What Happened – September 24

It was on this day in 1957 that President Eisenhower sent troops from the 101st Airborne Division to Little Rock, Arkansas in order to enforce desegregation in the public schools. Segregated schools had been declared illegal the year before, but when nine black students registered at an all-white … Continue reading

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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 – June 8

Outside, even through the shut window-pane, the world looked cold. Down in the street little eddies of wind were whirling dust and torn paper into spirals, and though the sun was shining and the sky a harsh blue, there seemed … Continue reading

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