Tag Archives: 1948

What Happened – January 7

The earliest event that Wiki says happened on this day is “1325 – Alfonso IV becomes King of Portugal” and the most recent is “2010 – Muslim gunmen open fire on a crowd of Coptic Christians leaving church after celebrating a midnight Christmas mass, killing eight of them as … Continue reading

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What Happened – November 28

It was on this day in 1814 that The London Times became the first newspaper to be printed by an automatic press. Built by two German inventors, the steam powered machine was able to produce over 2000 pages per hour, compared to only 800 … Continue reading

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What Happened – November 3

It was on this day in 1957 that Sputnik 2 was launched into space by the Soviet Union. It was the second spacecraft to leave Earth, as well as the first to contain an animal. The dog, named Laika, was provided with an … Continue reading

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What Happened – July 26

We-the President of the United States, the President of the National Government of the Republic of China, and the Prime Minister of Great Britain, representing the hundreds of millions of our countrymen, have conferred and agree that Japan shall be … Continue reading

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What Happened – July 8

It was on this day in 1853 that Commodore Matthew C. Perry steamed into what in now known as Tokyo Bay. Japan had a culture of isolationism, allowing only trade with the Dutch and the Chinese, and the US wanted to … Continue reading

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What Happened – May 15

It was on this day in 1905 that 110 acres of land in southern Nevada was auctioned off by the San Pedro, Los Angeles and Salt Lake Railroad. The purchased land was near a fort that had been established 50 years earlier by … Continue reading

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What Happened – May 14

It was on this day in 1804 that Meriwether Lewis and William Clark left St. Louis, MO. Accompanied with about 30 other people, the exhibition was commissioned by President Jefferson to explore a large amount of land recently purchased by … Continue reading

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