Tag Archives: 1920

What Happened – January 2

The earliest event that Wiki says happened on this day is “366 – The Alamanni cross the frozen Rhine River in large numbers, invading the Roman Empire” and the most recent is “2006 – An explosion in a coal mine in Sago, West Virginia traps and kills 12 miners, while leaving … 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 – August 26

It was on this day in 1498 that Cardinal Jean de Billheres commissioned Michelangelo Buonarroti to carve a statue. The young artist was 24 years old and had been in Rome for only a couple years when he was granted this … Continue reading

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What Happened – August 20

It was on this day in 1975 that NASA launched Viking 1. A little over a year later it became the first spacecraft to successfully land on Mars. It collected data and sent information back to Earth for over six years. … Continue reading

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What Happened – August 18

  It was on this day in 1587 that Ellinor Dare gave birth to a girl in what is now South Carolina. At the time, it was called the Roanoke Colony and the infant was the first English child to be born … Continue reading

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