Tag Archives: 1959

What Happened – January 9

The earliest event that Wiki says happened on this day is “475 – Byzantine Emperor Zeno is forced to flee his capital at Constantinople, and his general, Basiliscus gains control of the empire” and the most recent is “2005 – Elections are held to replace Yasser Arafat as head of the Palestine Liberation … Continue reading

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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 7

 It was on this day in 1985 that the Achille Lauro was hijacked by four terrorists from the Palestine Liberation Front. They held everyone aboard the Italian cruise ship as hostages, and demanded that Israel release 50 prisoners. One passenger, an elderly man … Continue reading

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What Happened – October 2

It was on this day in 1950 Peanuts was first published. Charles Schulz originally called it Lil’ Folks, but United Features Syndicate forced the name to be changed. First appearing in only seven newspapers, over 350 US papers and 40 foreign papers would carry … Continue reading

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What Happened – September 15

It was on this day in 1965 that Ford started to offer an 8-track tape player as a factory-installed option on some of their vehicles, the first automobile manufacturer to do so. RCA initially had about 175 albums from their catalog available in … Continue reading

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What Happened – September 14

It was on this day in 1955 that Little Richard said “a-wop-bop-a-loo-bop-a-lop-bam-boom.” He was in New Orleans to record a new album and had gone to a nearby tavern for lunch. While there he sat down at a piano and started … Continue reading

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What Happened – September 12

It was on this day in 1952 that three young boys  in Flatwoods WV saw a bright light flash across the night sky and crash into a nearby hill. They then ran to two of the boys’ home, and got a mom, … Continue reading

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What Happened – September 6

It was on this day in 1959 that the Barbie doll first appeared in stores. Named after the creators’ own daughter, it was one of the first dolls in America that wasn’t a baby or infant. Two years later her boyfriend Ken … Continue reading

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What Happened – August 23

It was on this day in 1305 that William Wallace was dragged naked by a horse through London. He had been found guilty of treason against the King the day before and that was the beginning of his execution. What followed … Continue reading

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What Happened – July 1

It was in this day in 1984 that the Motion Picture Association of America announced their new PG-13 rating. This addition was mostly due to two movies that were released as PG, but many parents found them to be too much … Continue reading

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