Tag Archives: 1938

What Happened – December 23

The earliest event that Wiki says occurred on this day is “962 – Byzantine-Arab Wars: Under the future Emperor Nicephorus Phocas, Byzantine troops stormed the city of Aleppo” and the most recent is “2003 – PetroChina Chuandongbei natural gas field explosion, Guoqiao, Kai County, Chongqing, China, killing at least 234.”   A few … Continue reading

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What Happened – November 9

It was on this day in 1938 that the Night of the Broken Glass took place in Germany and Austria. The day before a German diplomat had been murdered by a Jewish refugee, and the Nazis used that as an excuse to … Continue reading

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What Happened – October 30

It was on this day in 1938 that Martians invaded Earth. Well, actually, there was a radio play produced/performed by Orson Welles that was done in such a manner that lead some people to believe it was real. Based on the book The War … Continue reading

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What Happened – October 22

It was on this day in 1939 that NBC broadcast the first NFL game on TV. The Brooklyn Dodgers hosted the Philadelphia Eagles, with a crowd of  13,000 in attendance at Ebbet’s Field. The game was aired to approximately 500 television sets … Continue reading

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What Happened – September 30

It was on this day in 1882 that the first commercial hydroelectric power plant in the world came on-line. Located on the Fox River in Wisconsin, it was built by the president of the Appleton Paper and Pulp Company in order to … Continue reading

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What Happened – July 24

It was on this day in 2008 that the US minimum wage was increased to $6.55 per hour, and also on this day in 2009 that it was raised to $7.25 an hour. The federal minimum wage was first established … Continue reading

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