Tag Archives: 1961

What Happened – December 31

The earliest event that Wiki says happened on this day is “406 – Vandals, Alans and Suebians cross the Rhine, beginning an invasion of Gaul” and the most recent is “2004 – The official opening of Taipei 101, the tallest skyscraper at that time in the world, standing at a height of 509 … Continue reading

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What Happened – December 8

It was shortly after noon on this day in 1941 when Pres Franklin D Roosevelt went before Congress and asked for a declaration of war.  The President’s 10-minute speech, which started out by stating “Yesterday, December 7, 1941 – a date which … Continue reading

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What Happened – October 3

It was on this day in 1978 that several people…including the band’s seamstress…were arrested during an Aerosmith performance in Fort Wayne, IN for underage drinking, cigarette smoking, and marijuana use. Singer Steven Tyler, having seen his crew member being handled roughly … Continue reading

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What Happened – August 13

  It was on this day in 1961 that Soviet troops started stringing barbed wire across the middle of Berlin. After WWII the city…as well as Germany…was split up between the Allies, but relations between Russia and the other countries … Continue reading

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