Tag Archives: 1944

What Happened – September 2

It was on this day in 1944 that Lt JG George Bush got his plane shot out from under him. He was flying a TBM Avenger, assigned to the carrier USS San Jacinto in the North Pacific. The aircraft was hit as he … Continue reading

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What Happened – August 25

  It was on this day in 1970 that Jimi Hendrix had a opening party at his new recording studio. Originally the guitarist and his manager had bought the place in Greenwich Village with the intentions of having a nightclub, but when his accountant … Continue reading

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What Happened – August 9

It was on this day in 1944 that Smokey Bear first appeared on a poster. Tho this first poster was not directly related to the conflict, the advertising campaign was brought about due to two factors caused by WWII:  Not only was … Continue reading

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What Happened – July 17

It was on this day in 1955 that Disneyland had a “soft open” to the press and invited guests, one day before their official opening. About 20 of the rides and attractions were ready, but a lot of other stuff…including the water … 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 – June 6

“The whole family is welcome, regardless of how noisy the children are.” With that as a motto, the first drive-in theater opened on this day in 1933. Richard M. Hollingshead, Jr. had been working on the concept for almost a year … Continue reading

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What Happened – June 4

It was in this day in 1917  that the first Pulitzer Prizes were awarded. Joseph Pulitzer was a newspaper publisher who left a bequest to Columbia University in NYC upon his death in 1911. The university used some of the money to found their school … Continue reading

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