Tag Archives: 1888

What Happened – October 9

It was on this day in 1936 that the generators at Boulder Dam first started generating electricity. Construction on the project began five years earlier and was completed two years ahead of schedule. It took a crew of thousands to build … Continue reading

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What Happened – September 22

It was on this day in 1985 that the first Farm Aid concert was held. Organized by John Mellencamp, Willie Nelson and Neil Young the event was a benefit for farmers that were in danger of losing their land to foreclosures. Over 80,000 … Continue reading

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What Happened – September 4

It was on this day in 1950 that the comic strip “Beetle Bailey” first appeared in print. Originally set at the fictional Rockview University, the main character would join the Army less than a year later and has been stationed at Camp Swampy ever since. … Continue reading

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What Happened – August 31

It was on this day in 1939 that seven Nazi commandos, wearing Polish uniforms and with a prisoner alongside, attacked a radio station in Germany. The three engineers on duty were quickly subdued, and one team member then started broadcasting a … Continue reading

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What Happened – June 3

Then from five thousand throats and more there rose a lusty yell; It rumbled through the valley, it rattled in the dell; It pounded on the mountain and recoiled upon the flat, For Casey, mighty Casey, was advancing to the … Continue reading

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