Tag Archives: 1942

What Happened – November 29

It was on this day in 1972 that Atari officially released Pong. A prototype of the game had been in a California tavern for the past two months, and the machine was so popular that it kept breaking due to an overflow of quarters. … Continue reading

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What Happened – August 13

  It was on this day in 1961 that Soviet troops started stringing barbed wire across the middle of Berlin. After WWII the city…as well as Germany…was split up between the Allies, but relations between Russia and the other countries … Continue reading

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What Happened – July 22

“Absolutely 100% Not Guilty” It was on this day in 1994 that O. J. Simpson entered that plea to the charge of murder during a preliminary hearing. A jury was seated in November and the trial started in January of ’95. Over … Continue reading

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What Happened – June 12

It was on this day in 1775 that British general Thomas Gage offered a pardon to any colonial rebel who swore loyalty to the Crown. However, no mercy would be shown to at least two of the ringleaders…the proclamation stated that John Hancock … Continue reading

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