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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 – October 28

It was on this day in 1919 that Congress overrode Pres. Wilson’s veto and passed the Volstead Act into law. The law, which was permitted by the passage of the 18th Amendment, outlawed most alcohol and liquor. The “Great Experiment” resulted in an increase of organized … Continue reading

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What Happened – October 26

It was on this day in 1881 that Marshal Virgil Earp, along with his brothers Morgan & Wyatt and Doc Holliday, faced off against four outlaws in Tombstone AZ. The event later became known as the Gunfight at the OK Corral, with … Continue reading

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What Happened – September 18

It was on this day in 1793 that the groundbreaking ceremony for the US Capitol was held. Dressed in full Masonic garb, President Washington laid down the cornerstone. The Senate Wing would be completed in 1800, with the House’s chambers finished in 1811. … 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 9

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pxPppXaPonY “Madness folk & roll musicians, singers wanted for acting roles in new TV show. Parts for 4 insane boys.” It was on this day in 1965 that an advertisement with those words ran in Daily Variety and The Hollywood Reporter. Almost 450 people tried … Continue reading

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What Happened – August 15

It was on this day in 1977 that Jerry Ehman noticed a radio signal that came from deep space. He was working as part of a project that was searching for extraterrestrial intelligence and was going over data from a radio telescope at … Continue reading

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What Happened – August 11

  “My fellow Americans, I am pleased to tell you that I just signed legislation that would outlaw Russia forever. We begin bombing in five minutes.”       It was on this day in 1984 that President Ronald Reagan … Continue reading

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What Happened – July 30

It was on this day in 1971 that Dave Scott and Jim Irwin landed on the moon. While this was the fourth time that the US had put a team on the moon, it was the first time that the Lunar … Continue reading

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What Happened – July 25

It was on this day in 1965 that Bob Dylan got boo’d on stage. The event was the Newport Folk Festival, and there are conflicting reasons given for why the crowd turned on the popular singer. Some say it was because he was playing an … Continue reading

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