Tag Archives: 1939

What Happened – December 15

The earliest event that Wiki says happened on this day is “533 – Byzantine general Belisarius defeats the Vandals, commanded by King Gelimer, at the Battle of Ticameron” and the most recent is “2010 – A boat carrying 90 asylum seekers crashes into rocks off the coast of Christmas Island, Australia, … Continue reading

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What Happened – November 15

It was on this day in 1968 that I earned the right to have cake at least once a year. Tho, in all fairness, my mom&dad had more to do with that than I did.   The earliest event Wiki … 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 1

It was on this day in 1859 that our Sun let loose with a massive solar flare. The eruption of energy took less than 18 hours to reach Earth, a journey that usually takes about 4 days. The effect was felt all … Continue reading

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What Happened – August 31

It was on this day in 1939 that seven Nazi commandos, wearing Polish uniforms and with a prisoner alongside, attacked a radio station in Germany. The three engineers on duty were quickly subdued, and one team member then started broadcasting 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 23

It was on this day in 1305 that William Wallace was dragged naked by a horse through London. He had been found guilty of treason against the King the day before and that was the beginning of his execution. What followed … Continue reading

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What Happened – August 12

It was on this day in 1939 that the world premiere of The Wizard of Oz was held in Oconomowoc, WI. The movie would win two Academy awards (Best Song and Best Original Music Score) as well as several other nominations, including Best Picture. About … 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 – May 20

It was on this day in 1916 that a Norman Rockwell painting first appeared on the cover of the Saturday Evening Post. As a teenager he had transferred from a regular high school to specialized art school and was the art … Continue reading

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