Tag Archives: 1945

What Happened – November 16

It was on this day in 1945 that over 80 Nazi scientists and engineers arrived in New York City. These men were part of “Operation Paperclip”, a program that was set up to bring rocket and explosive experts in occupied Germany to the … Continue reading

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What Happened – October 6

It was on this day in 1945 that a goat and his owner were thrown out of Wrigley Field during the World Series. Billy Sianis owned the “Billy Goat Tavern” and had a pet goat as a mascot. He was wanting to bring the … Continue reading

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What Happened – October 3

It was on this day in 1978 that several people…including the band’s seamstress…were arrested during an Aerosmith performance in Fort Wayne, IN for underage drinking, cigarette smoking, and marijuana use. Singer Steven Tyler, having seen his crew member being handled roughly … Continue reading

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What Happened – August 30

It was on this day in 1945 that Gen. MacArthur arrived in Toyko and started organizing his occupational headquarters.  One of his first acts as Supreme Commander of the Allied Powers was coordinating efforts to get food and water to starving civilians. He … Continue reading

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What Happened – August 15

It was on this day in 1977 that Jerry Ehman noticed a radio signal that came from deep space. He was working as part of a project that was searching for extraterrestrial intelligence and was going over data from a radio telescope at … 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 – August 6

It was on this day in 1982 that Pink Floyd’s ‘The Wall’  opened in NYC in only one theater. First seen at the Cannes Film Festival earlier that year, it had the official premiere in London. Tho very well-received at the earlier showings, the studio … Continue reading

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What Happened – July 28

It was on this day in 1932 that President Hoover ordered the Army to clear Washington DC of Army veterans that had gathered to protest. The men who had served in The Great War had been given a delayed “bonus” while serving, due to … 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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