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What Happened – November 30

It was on this day in 1979 that Pink Floyd released their album The Wall. The rock opera was inspired during the band’s 1977 stadium tour, when Roger Waters became so frustrated with the audience that he envisioned building an actual wall between him and … 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 – November 7

It was on this day in 1872 that the Mary Celeste left Staten Island. Bound for Italy, the sailing ship carried a crew of seven (plus the Captain, his wife and their two-year old child) and a cargo of alcohol. Almost a month … Continue reading

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What Happened – October 29

It was on this day in 1969 that the first-ever link-up between two different computers was made via ARPANET. A the time, computers were rare and this network was created in order to allow researchers to make full use of them. The first … Continue reading

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What Happened – October 24

It was on this day in 1946 that a V-2 rocket was launched from the desert in New Mexico. The rocket, which had been captured from the Nazis, rose to a height of 65 miles. It had a camera attached, … Continue reading

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What Happened – July 27

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w0j0rsQXi3k It was on this day in 1940 that Bugs Bunny was introduced to the world. The wise-cracking rabbit would go on to star in over 160 cartoon shorts as well as full-length movies, comic books, theme parks, television series, and was the first cartoon character … Continue reading

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What Happened – June 22

It was on this day in 1633 that Galileo said that the Earth was the center of the Universe. He didn’t actually believe this, but rather the Catholic Inquisition had found him guilty of heresy for teaching that the Earth revolved around the Sun and his recantation was part of … Continue reading

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