Tag Archives: 1936

What Happened – December 11

It was on this day in 1968 that the Rolling Stones put on a rock and roll circus. The event was filmed before an invited audience on a stage designed to look like a circus big top. Other musical acts … Continue reading

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What Happened – November 25

This day in history has seen some very rough weather and natural disasters. Earthquakes struck on this day in 1343 (wiping out Naples and other port cities in Italy), 1667 (killing over 80,000 people in the Caucasus region), 1759 (over 40,000 … Continue reading

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What Happened – October 9

It was on this day in 1936 that the generators at Boulder Dam first started generating electricity. Construction on the project began five years earlier and was completed two years ahead of schedule. It took a crew of thousands to build … Continue reading

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What Happened – July 28

It was on this day in 1932 that President Hoover ordered the Army to clear Washington DC of Army veterans that had gathered to protest. The men who had served in The Great War had been given a delayed “bonus” while serving, due to … Continue reading

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What Happened – May 25

“A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away….” It was on this day in 1977 that those words first appeared on movie screens. As one of the reviewers said, the flick was “good enough to convince the most … Continue reading

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