Tag Archives: 1946

What Happened – December 20

The earliest event that Wiki says happened on this day is “69 – Vespasian, formerly a general under Nero, enters Rome to claim the title of emperor” and the most recent are two from 2007:  “Elizabeth II becomes the oldest ever monarch of the United Kingdom, surpassing Queen … 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 25

It was on this day in 1965 that Bob Dylan got boo’d on stage. The event was the Newport Folk Festival, and there are conflicting reasons given for why the crowd turned on the popular singer. Some say it was because he was playing an … Continue reading

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What Happened – June 9

It was on this day in 53 that Nero and Claudia Octavia were married. A couple years later he ascended to the throne of Rome, possibly by poisoning the current emperor. Nero grew to dislike his wife (even tho she was … Continue reading

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