Tag Archives: 1892

What Happened – January 1

The earliest event that Wiki says happened on this day is “153 BC – Roman consuls begin their year in office” and the most recent is “2011 – Estonia officially adopts the Euro currency and becomes the seventeenth eurozone country.”   A few other things that … Continue reading

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What Happened – December 18

The earliest event that Wiki says happened on this day is “218 BC – Second Punic War: Battle of the Trebia – Hannibal’s Carthaginian forces defeat those of the Roman Republic” and the most recent is “2010 – Governmental protests begin in Tunisia, beginning the 2010-2011 Middle East and North Africa … Continue reading

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What Happened – September 26

It was on this day in 1789 that President Washington appointed a few men to help and assist him in office. Thomas Jefferson was named the Secretary of State, Edmund Randolph the Attorney General, and Henry Knox was the Secretary … Continue reading

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What Happened – September 8

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g_du9tC74qs It was on this day in 1966 that Star Trek first appeared on TV. A review of this first episode called it “an incredible and dreary mess of confusion and complexities.” During the second season, rumors of it being cancelled started to swirl … Continue reading

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What Happened – August 4

  It was on this day in 1968 that David Crosby threw a cream pie at Jerry Garcia while on stage.  Or maybe he tossed it at members of Jefferson Airplane…the actual details are kinda hazy. What is known is … Continue reading

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What Happened – July 6

It was on this day in 1887 that the monarch of the Kingdom of Hawaii signed a new constitution. The document had been written by a group called the Hawaiian League, and it transferred most of the political power from the monarchy … Continue reading

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What Happened – June 7

It was on this day in 1892 that Homer Plessy was arrested while sitting in a first-class train car. He had the proper ticket, but wasn’t the proper race. Louisiana had a law that mandated segregated train cars, and a local … Continue reading

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What Happened – May 28

It was on this day in 1588 that over 150 ships…carrying 8,000 sailors and 18,000 soldiers…began to leave Lisbon and headed towards the English Channel. (It would take two days for all the ships to leave the port.) The King … Continue reading

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