Tag Archives: 1941

What Happened – January 8

The earliest event that Wiki says happened on this day is “307 – Jin Huidi, Chinese Emperor of the Jin Dynasty, is poisoned and succeeded by his son Jin Huaidi” and the most recent is “2011 – An attempted assassination of Arizona congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords and subsequent shooting in Casas Adobes, Arizona at a Safeway grocery store kills 6 … Continue reading

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What Happened – December 8

It was shortly after noon on this day in 1941 when Pres Franklin D Roosevelt went before Congress and asked for a declaration of war.  The President’s 10-minute speech, which started out by stating “Yesterday, December 7, 1941 – a date which … Continue reading

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What Happened – December 7

It was on this day in 1963 that first authorized* use of instant replay was used during a live sports television broadcast. The Army-Navy football game was being televised on CBS, and the director had built a machine (which weighed over … Continue reading

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What Happened – October 23

It was on this day in 1902 that a 5-month strike by over 100,000 coal miners in Pennsylvania came to an end. The workers were asking for better working conditions and pay, but the owners refused to even recognize their union. With winter … 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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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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