Tag Archives: 1957

What Happened – January 3

The earliest event that Wiki says happened on this day is “1431 – Joan of Arc is handed over to Bishop Pierre Cauchon” and the most recent is “2004 – Flash Airlines Flight 604 crashes into the Red Sea, resulting in 148 deaths, making it the deadliest aviation accident … Continue reading

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What Happened – December 12

  The earliest event that Wiki says happened on this day is “627 – Battle of Nineveh: A Byzantine army under Emperor Heraclius defeats Emperor Khosrau II’s Persian forces, commanded by General Rhahzadh” and the most recent is “2005 – Gebran Tueni, Lebanese journalist and politician, is assassinated.”   A few other things that … Continue reading

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What Happened – November 14

It was on this day in 1957 that 100 Mafia members from all over the US, as well as Canada and Italy, held a meeting in Apalachin NY. They were gathering in order to settle some issues arising over a … 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 – November 1

It was on this day in 1512 that the public was finally allowed to view what Michelangelo had been painting on the ceiling of Sistine Chapel for the past four years. Commissioned by Pope Julius II, Michelangelo had to be persuaded to … Continue reading

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What Happened – October 12

It was on this night in 1957 that Little Richard told an audience of 40,000 fans that he was quitting rock’n’roll and instead turning to God. While on the flight into Sydney that afternoon the engine on his plane caught fire … Continue reading

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What Happened – October 4

It was on this day in 1971 that Pink Floyd played in Pompeii to an empty amphitheater. For the next few days they would be recorded (both on film and 24-track audio tape) playing the songs Echoes, A Saucerful Of Secrets, and One … Continue reading

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What Happened – October 1

It was on this day in 1971 that Walt Disney World was opened to the public. Several dummy corporations had bought over 27,000 acres of land near Orlando in 1965, and construction started in 1967. The Magic Kingdom was the first park in … Continue reading

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What Happened – September 26

It was on this day in 1789 that President Washington appointed a few men to help and assist him in office. Thomas Jefferson was named the Secretary of State, Edmund Randolph the Attorney General, and Henry Knox was the Secretary … Continue reading

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What Happened – September 24

It was on this day in 1957 that President Eisenhower sent troops from the 101st Airborne Division to Little Rock, Arkansas in order to enforce desegregation in the public schools. Segregated schools had been declared illegal the year before, but when nine black students registered at an all-white … Continue reading

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