Tag Archives: 1934

What Happened – July 22

“Absolutely 100% Not Guilty” It was on this day in 1994 that O. J. Simpson entered that plea to the charge of murder during a preliminary hearing. A jury was seated in November and the trial started in January of ’95. Over … Continue reading

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What Happened – July 20

It was on this day in 1934 that the Minneapolis police used shotguns to kill two and wound sixty-seven Teamsters that were on strike. The job action still continued on until martial law was declared less than a week later, resulting in the National … Continue reading

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What Happened – July 5

It was on this day in 1937 that Hormel introduced a new canned luncheon meat that didn’t require refrigeration. Made up of pork shoulders and scrap ham, it was originally simply called “Spiced Ham” but the company wanted a more catchier name. A contest … Continue reading

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What Happened – June 26

IF it really happened, then it was on this day in 1284 that over a 100 children followed the Pied Piper out of town. According to legend the man was hired to rid Hamelin (Germany) of rats,  and did so by playing his … Continue reading

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What Happened – June 19

The American Library Association affirms that all libraries are forums for information and ideas, and that the following basic policies should guide their services. I. Books and other library resources should be provided for the interest, information, and enlightenment of … Continue reading

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What Happened – June 9

It was on this day in 53 that Nero and Claudia Octavia were married. A couple years later he ascended to the throne of Rome, possibly by poisoning the current emperor. Nero grew to dislike his wife (even tho she was … 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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