Tag Archives: 1919

What Happened – November 11

It was on this day in 1978 that the General Lee made the jump featured at the end of the opening credits for The Dukes of Hazzard. More than 300 different cars, which was a ’69 Dodge Charger, were used … Continue reading

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What Happened – November 7

It was on this day in 1872 that the Mary Celeste left Staten Island. Bound for Italy, the sailing ship carried a crew of seven (plus the Captain, his wife and their two-year old child) and a cargo of alcohol. Almost a month … Continue reading

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What Happened – October 28

It was on this day in 1919 that Congress overrode Pres. Wilson’s veto and passed the Volstead Act into law. The law, which was permitted by the passage of the 18th Amendment, outlawed most alcohol and liquor. The “Great Experiment” resulted in an increase of organized … Continue reading

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What Happened – September 16

It was just after noon on this day in 1920 that a horse-drawn wagon, filled with dynamite and iron slugs, exploded in front of the JP Morgan building in NYC. 38 people are killed and over 400 injured. A couple days later a … Continue reading

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What Happened – September 11

It was on this day in 2001 that…well, you know.         The earliest event that Wiki takes note of happening on this day is “9 – The Battle of the Teutoburg Forest ends” and the latest is “2007 – Russia tests the largest conventional … Continue reading

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What Happened – July 27

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w0j0rsQXi3k It was on this day in 1940 that Bugs Bunny was introduced to the world. The wise-cracking rabbit would go on to star in over 160 cartoon shorts as well as full-length movies, comic books, theme parks, television series, and was the first cartoon character … Continue reading

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What Happened – July 21

It was on this day in 1990 that Pink Floyd’s “The Wall” was performed in Berlin in order to celebrate the fall of the Berlin Wall a few months earlier. In addition to Roger Waters & his Bleeding Heart band, … Continue reading

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What Happened – June 29

It was on this day in 1956 that President Eisenhower signed a bill into law that created the United States Interstate Highway System. He had first envisioned a better highway system across America when, as an officer in the Army, he took … Continue reading

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What Happened – June 28

It was on this day that The War To End All Wars both started and ended. The Archduke of Austria and his wife were assassinated on the 28th of June in 1914. Due to various treaties and tempers of the time, … Continue reading

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