Tag Archives: 1844

What Happened – June 27

It was on this day in 1844 Joseph Smith Jr. and his brother were murdered while in a county jail in western Illinois. The Mormons had founded the town of Nauvoo about five years previously, after being driven out of Missouri. Smith, who was … Continue reading

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What Happened – June 6

“The whole family is welcome, regardless of how noisy the children are.” With that as a motto, the first drive-in theater opened on this day in 1933. Richard M. Hollingshead, Jr. had been working on the concept for almost a year … Continue reading

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What Happened – May 24

“WHAT HATH GOD WROUGHT” It was on this day in 1844 that Samuel Morse sent that message from Washington DC to Balitamore MD via telegraph. Prior to this, the fastest way to get a message delivered across long distances was horseback … Continue reading

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