Tag Archives: 1964

What Happened – January 10

The earliest event that Wiki says happened on this day is “49 BC – Julius Caesar crosses the Rubicon, signaling the start of civil war” and the most recent is “2011 – 2010–2011 Queensland floods: Torrential rain in the Lockyer Valley region of South East Queensland, Australia causes severe flash flooding, killing … Continue reading

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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 6

It was on this day in 1969 that four people died during a free concert at the Altamont Speedway in California. One man, Meredith Hunter, was stabbed by a member of the Hell’s Angels (who were providing security for the event) while The Rolling … Continue reading

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What Happened – December 3

It was on this day in 1976 that a giant pig flew over London. Pink Floyd was taking photographs for an upcoming album when the 40 foot inflatable balloon, shaped like a pig, got away. A strong gust of wind caused … Continue reading

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What Happened – December 1

It was on this day in 1964 that Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. had a personal meeting with J. Edgar Hoover. The FBI was convinced that the minister was a Communist and had financial ties to Russia, and therefore they … Continue reading

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What Happened – September 27

It was on this day in 1954 that Tonight! premiered on national TV. Originally hosted by Steve Allen, the show was broadcast live until the beginning of 1959. Allen’s approach to late night entertainment…an opening monologue, interviews with celebrities, guest musicians, cameras going outside the studio…are now considered … 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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What Happened – August 28

It was on this day in 1964 that the Beatles and Bob Dylan were first introduced to each other. The Fab Four were fans of his and a mutual friend brought them together. Meeting in a hotel suite while the … Continue reading

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What Happened – August 7

It was on this day in 1782 that the Badge of Military Merit is created by George Washington to honor soldiers wounded in combat. Issued to only three men during the Revolutionary War it would be retired until after WWI, when it is … Continue reading

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What Happened – May 28

It was on this day in 1588 that over 150 ships…carrying 8,000 sailors and 18,000 soldiers…began to leave Lisbon and headed towards the English Channel. (It would take two days for all the ships to leave the port.) The King … Continue reading

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