Tag Archives: 1901

What Happened – October 24

It was on this day in 1946 that a V-2 rocket was launched from the desert in New Mexico. The rocket, which had been captured from the Nazis, rose to a height of 65 miles. It had a camera attached, … Continue reading

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What Happened – October 12

It was on this night in 1957 that Little Richard told an audience of 40,000 fans that he was quitting rock’n’roll and instead turning to God. While on the flight into Sydney that afternoon the engine on his plane caught fire … Continue reading

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What Happened – September 6

It was on this day in 1959 that the Barbie doll first appeared in stores. Named after the creators’ own daughter, it was one of the first dolls in America that wasn’t a baby or infant. Two years later her boyfriend Ken … Continue reading

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