Tag Archives: 1863

What Happened – November 19

Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth, on this continent, a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal. Now we are engaged in a great civil war, testing … Continue reading

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What Happened – October 29

It was on this day in 1969 that the first-ever link-up between two different computers was made via ARPANET. A the time, computers were rare and this network was created in order to allow researchers to make full use of them. The first … Continue reading

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What Happened – August 21

“kill every man big enough to carry a gun.” It was in the early dawn on this day in 1863 that a group of confederate guerrillas entered Lawerence KS with that as one of their main orders. Lawrence was not only strongly … Continue reading

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What Happened – July 13

It was on this day in 1863 that the worst riots in American history exploded in New York City. A military draft (for the Civil War) had just started in the city the day before and emotions were ugly. Quite … Continue reading

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What Happened – July 7

“The best thing since sliced bread!” It was on this day in 1928 that the Chillicothe Baking Company (Chillicothe, MO) started baking loaves of “Kleen Maid Sliced Bread”, the first time that sliced bread was mass-produced. The machine that made this … Continue reading

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What Happened – July 1

It was in this day in 1984 that the Motion Picture Association of America announced their new PG-13 rating. This addition was mostly due to two movies that were released as PG, but many parents found them to be too much … Continue reading

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