Tag Archives: 1970

What Happened – December 29

The earliest event that Wiki says happened on this day is “1170 – Thomas Becket, Archbishop of Canterbury, is assassinated inside Canterbury Cathedral by followers of King Henry II; he subsequently becomes a saint and martyr in the Anglican Church and the Roman Catholic Church” and the most … Continue reading

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What Happened – December 21

The earliest event that Wiki says happened on this day is “69 – The Roman Senate declares Vespasian as Roman emperor, the last in the Year of Four Emperors” and the most recent is “2004 – Iraq War: A suicide bomber killed 22 at the forward operating base next to the main U.S. military … Continue reading

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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

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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 12

It was on this day in 1970 that the Oregon Highway Division blew up a Sperm whale with dynamite. Officials thought that the 8-ton dead whale, which had beached itself, was too big to bury so they used 20 cases of explosives in an attempt … Continue reading

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What Happened – November 8

It was on this day in 1971 that Led Zeppelin released their untitled album. Commonly called “Led Zeppelin IV”, the cover had no mention at all of the band. Inside were four different symbols, each one picked out by a member of the group. … Continue reading

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What Happened – November 4

It was on this day in 1970 that a mother and child went into a social services office in Los Angeles CA, seeking help. The social workers initially thought the young girl was 6 or 7, and were shocked when they were told … 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 – 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

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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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