Tag Archives: 1958

What Happened – December 18

The earliest event that Wiki says happened on this day is “218 BC – Second Punic War: Battle of the Trebia – Hannibal’s Carthaginian forces defeat those of the Roman Republic” and the most recent is “2010 – Governmental protests begin in Tunisia, beginning the 2010-2011 Middle East and North Africa … Continue reading

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What Happened – December 9

It was on this evening in 1965 that a giant fireball was seen in the sky above the midwest and eastern part of the United States. Hot metal debris fell over parts of Michigan and Ohio, and sonic booms were heard in Pennsylvania. Eyewitness claim that … Continue reading

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What Happened – August 29

It was on this day in 1786 that about 1,200 farmers and skilled tradesmen, armed with muskets & swords, marched in formation into Northhampton MA in order to prevent the local courthouse from hearing cases involving debtors. The entire situation is far … Continue reading

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What Happened – August 4

  It was on this day in 1968 that David Crosby threw a cream pie at Jerry Garcia while on stage.  Or maybe he tossed it at members of Jefferson Airplane…the actual details are kinda hazy. What is known is … Continue reading

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What Happened – August 3

It was on this day in 1981 that almost 15,000 air traffic controllers in the US went out on strike. Their union had been trying for several years to acquire better working conditions and pay, but had been unable to … Continue reading

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What Happened – July 29

It was on this day in 1987 that Jerry and Ben and Jerry announced a new flavor of ice cream called Cherry Garcia. Goooooood stuff….yum!   The earliest event that Wiki says occurred on this day is “238 – The Praetorian Guard stormed the palace and … Continue reading

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What Happened – July 7

“The best thing since sliced bread!” It was on this day in 1928 that the Chillicothe Baking Company (Chillicothe, MO) started baking loaves of “Kleen Maid Sliced Bread”, the first time that sliced bread was mass-produced. The machine that made this … Continue reading

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