Tag Archives: 1966

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

Posted in Daily Update | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

What Happened – December 12

  The earliest event that Wiki says happened on this day is “627 – Battle of Nineveh: A Byzantine army under Emperor Heraclius defeats Emperor Khosrau II’s Persian forces, commanded by General Rhahzadh” and the most recent is “2005 – Gebran Tueni, Lebanese journalist and politician, is assassinated.”   A few other things that … Continue reading

Posted in Daily Update | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Daily Update | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

What Happened – October 10

It was on this day in 1845 that the US Naval Academy opened in Annapolis MD. Originally called the Naval School, it started with seven professors and 50 students. Commodore Matthew Perry helped develop the first curriculum, which included three years of training … Continue reading

Posted in Daily Update | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

What Happened – September 8

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g_du9tC74qs It was on this day in 1966 that Star Trek first appeared on TV. A review of this first episode called it “an incredible and dreary mess of confusion and complexities.” During the second season, rumors of it being cancelled started to swirl … Continue reading

Posted in Daily Update | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

What Happened – September 5

It was on this day in 1698 that the Tsar of Russia shaved the beard off his commander of the army. Peter the Great had just returned from a two-year tour of Europe, and he wished to “modernize” the royal court. All … Continue reading

Posted in Daily Update | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Daily Update | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

What Happened – August 1

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cw6xesXLIAA It was on this day in 1981 that MTV was launched. Back then, they actually played music videos on the network.   The earliest event that Wiki says happened on this day is “30 BC – Octavian (later known as Augustus) enters Alexandria, Egypt, bringing … Continue reading

Posted in Daily Update | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Daily Update | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments