Tag Archives: 1937

What Happened – December 21

The earliest event that Wiki says happened on this day is “69 – The Roman Senate declares Vespasian as Roman emperor, the last in the Year of Four Emperors” and the most recent is “2004 – Iraq War: A suicide bomber killed 22 at the forward operating base next to the main U.S. military … Continue reading

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What Happened – September 21

It was on this day in 1937 that The Hobbit was first published. Written & illustrated by J. R. R. Tolkien, it was an immediate success with all 1,500 copies being sold by the end of the year. The book would eventually be translated into over … Continue reading

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What Happened – August 2

“Marihuana influences Negroes to look at white people in the eye, step on white men’s shadows and look at a white woman twice.” “There are 100,000 total marijuana smokers in the US, and most are Negroes, Hispanics, Filipinos, and entertainers. … 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 – May 27

It was on this day in 1937 that about 200,000 people walked across the Golden Gate Bridge. Construction on the suspension bridge had started over four years previously, and this was the first day of a week-long celebration of it’s completion. Built to replace a 20 … Continue reading

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