Tag Archives: 1969

What Happened – December 20

The earliest event that Wiki says happened on this day is “69 – Vespasian, formerly a general under Nero, enters Rome to claim the title of emperor” and the most recent are two from 2007:  “Elizabeth II becomes the oldest ever monarch of the United Kingdom, surpassing Queen … Continue reading

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What Happened – December 14

The earliest event that Wiki says took place on this day is “557 – Constantinople is severely damaged by an earthquake” and the most recent is “2008 – President George W. Bush makes his fourth and final (planned) trip to Iraq as president and is almost struck … 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 – November 19

Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth, on this continent, a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal. Now we are engaged in a great civil war, testing … 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 – November 10

It was on this day in 1871 that Henry Stanley finds the missionary he was searching for, greeting him with “Dr. Livingstone, I presume?” He was working as a correspondent in Africa for the New York Herald when he was asked to lead an expedition … Continue reading

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What Happened – October 29

It was on this day in 1969 that the first-ever link-up between two different computers was made via ARPANET. A the time, computers were rare and this network was created in order to allow researchers to make full use of them. The first … Continue reading

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What Happened – October 24

It was on this day in 1946 that a V-2 rocket was launched from the desert in New Mexico. The rocket, which had been captured from the Nazis, rose to a height of 65 miles. It had a camera attached, … Continue reading

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What Happened – October 8

It was on this day in 1871 that the worse firestorm in US history raced across northern Wisconsin. The cause of the fire is still unknown…some say small campfires got out of control, others claim it was sparked by meteorites striking … Continue reading

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What Happened – October 5

It was on this day in 1986 that a Fairchild C-123 cargo plane was shot down over a jungle in Nicaragua. Three men were killed, but former US Marine Eugene Hasenfus was able to parachute to the ground where he was captured the next … Continue reading

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