Tag Archives: 1873

What Happened – October 27

It was on this day in 1838 that the Governor of Missouri issued an order that said all Mormons must leave or be exterminated. Trouble between the Latter Day Saints and others had been brewing since 1831, when one of the church … Continue reading

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What Happened – August 26

It was on this day in 1498 that Cardinal Jean de Billheres commissioned Michelangelo Buonarroti to carve a statue. The young artist was 24 years old and had been in Rome for only a couple years when he was granted this … Continue reading

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What Happened – August 14

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MtgI0fMOHXg It was on this day in 1985 that Micheal Jackson bought the publishing rights to most of the Beatles’ song catalog, after outbidding Paul McCartney. Ironically enough, it was McCartney who first advised Jackson to invest in publishing rights. … Continue reading

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What Happened – June 18

“Free trade and sailors’ rights!” It was on this day in 1812 that the US declared war on another country for the first time. The British had been at war with France for several years, and the English Parliament had ordered a boycott on … Continue reading

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What Happened – May 20

It was on this day in 1916 that a Norman Rockwell painting first appeared on the cover of the Saturday Evening Post. As a teenager he had transferred from a regular high school to specialized art school and was the art … Continue reading

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