Tag Archives: 1916

What Happened – November 5

It was on this day in 1916 that 300 members of the International Workers of the World traveled via steamboat to Everett WA in order to show support for striking mill workers. Snohomish County Sheriff Donald McRae, along with 200 recently-deputized … Continue reading

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What Happened – October 16

It was on this day in 1859 that John Brown led a group of 21 men into Harper’s Ferry, VA. The abolitionist was attempting to capture a federal arsenal in order to lead a slave uprising. His group (which included at least one fugitive slave) cut the telegraph … Continue reading

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What Happened – September 17

At the peremptory request and desire of a large majority of the citizens of these United States, I, Joshua Norton, formerly of Algoa Bay, Cape of Good Hope, and now for the last 9 years and 10 months past of S. … Continue reading

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What Happened – July 30

It was on this day in 1971 that Dave Scott and Jim Irwin landed on the moon. While this was the fourth time that the US had put a team on the moon, it was the first time that the Lunar … Continue reading

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What Happened – July 15

It was on this day in 1799 that a lieutenant serving in Napoleon’s army spotted an odd-looking stone. The soldiers were strengthening a small fort in Egypt when the unusual slab of rock was unearthed. The officer noticed some strange markings inscribed on it … Continue reading

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What Happened – June 15

It was on this day in 1667 that the physician for King Louis XIV of France performed the first human blood transfusion. Dr. Jean-Baptiste Denys used the blood of a sheep and gave it to a 15 year old boy. After seeing that the boy survived, the doctor performed … 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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