Tag Archives: 1968

What Happened – December 26

The earliest event that Wiki says happened on this day is “1135 – Coronation of King Stephen of England” and the most recent is “2006 – An oil pipeline in Lagos, Nigeria explodes, killing at least 260.”   A couple other things that also took place on … Continue reading

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What Happened – December 24

The earliest event that Wiki says happened on this day is “563 – The Byzantine church Hagia Sophia in Constantinople is dedicated for the second time after being destroyed by earthquakes” and the most recent is “2008 – Lord’s Resistance Army, a Ugandan rebel group, begins a series of attacks on Democratic Republic … Continue reading

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What Happened – December 23

The earliest event that Wiki says occurred on this day is “962 – Byzantine-Arab Wars: Under the future Emperor Nicephorus Phocas, Byzantine troops stormed the city of Aleppo” and the most recent is “2003 – PetroChina Chuandongbei natural gas field explosion, Guoqiao, Kai County, Chongqing, China, killing at least 234.”   A few … Continue reading

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What Happened – December 11

It was on this day in 1968 that the Rolling Stones put on a rock and roll circus. The event was filmed before an invited audience on a stage designed to look like a circus big top. Other musical acts … Continue reading

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What Happened – December 5

It was on this day in 1952 that a thick blanket of fog settled over London. Nothing unusual there, except that the weather patterns made it so the fog stayed in the city for the next four days. It combined … Continue reading

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What Happened – November 22

It was on this day in 1968 that the Captain and the Communications Officer on Star Trek shared the first interracial kiss that took place on a scripted show. Due to concerns about how television stations in the Southern states would react to such … Continue reading

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What Happened – November 17

It was on this day in 1871 that several Civil War veterans formed the National Rifle Association in New York. The idea for the club came about due to concerns about the lack of firearm accuracy among their fellow soldiers. (Records had … Continue reading

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What Happened – November 15

It was on this day in 1968 that I earned the right to have cake at least once a year. Tho, in all fairness, my mom&dad had more to do with that than I did.   The earliest event Wiki … Continue reading

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What Happened – September 7

It was on this day in 1968 that Jimmy Page, Robert Plant, John Paul Jones, and John Bonham played together in public for the first time. They were touring as The New Yardbirds in order to fulfill contractual obligations Page … 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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