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What Happened – January 8

The earliest event that Wiki says happened on this day is “307 – Jin Huidi, Chinese Emperor of the Jin Dynasty, is poisoned and succeeded by his son Jin Huaidi” and the most recent is “2011 – An attempted assassination of Arizona congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords and subsequent shooting in Casas Adobes, Arizona at a Safeway grocery store kills 6 … Continue reading

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What Happened – November 24

It was on this day in 1971 that a hijacker who called himself Dan Cooper parachuted out of an airplane. The man, whose actual name was never found out, had purchased a ticket for a flight from Portland OR to Seattle WA. Once … Continue reading

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What Happened – August 17

  It was on this day in 1998 that President Clinton, while testifying before a Grand Jury, admitted to an “improper physical relationship” with one of his White House interns. These allegations had been swirling for several months, and Clinton had … Continue reading

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What Happened – June 22

It was on this day in 1633 that Galileo said that the Earth was the center of the Universe. He didn’t actually believe this, but rather the Catholic Inquisition had found him guilty of heresy for teaching that the Earth revolved around the Sun and his recantation was part of … Continue reading

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What Happened – June 2

It was on this day that the British Parliament passed the “Quartering Act of 1774.” This act applied to all the colonies in America, and required citizens to provide housing for soldiers. The law was similar to another Quartering Act that had been expired seven years … Continue reading

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