Tag Archives: 1846

What Happened – August 10

  It was on this day in 1846 that the US Congress created the charter for the Smithsonian Institution.  The Institue was created as a trust (part of the Federal Government but not under the legislative, executive, nor judicial branches) to carry out the dying wishes of James Smithson, … Continue reading

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What Happened – June 28

It was on this day that The War To End All Wars both started and ended. The Archduke of Austria and his wife were assassinated on the 28th of June in 1914. Due to various treaties and tempers of the time, … Continue reading

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What Happened – May 13

It was on this day in 1985 that police in Philadelphia dropped a bomb from a helicopter onto an occupied home. They were attempting to evict some members of “MOVE”, an all-black back-to-nature commune. Citing health concerns & disorderly conduct (the … Continue reading

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