Tag Archives: 1973

What Happened – January 6

The earliest event that Wiki says happened on this day is “1066 – Harold Godwinson is crowned King of England” and the most recent is “2009 – Gaza War: Israeli Defense Forces retaliated against mortar attacks in the Gaza Strip by firing on or near a school.”   A few other … Continue reading

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What Happened – January 5

The earliest event that Wiki says happened on this day is “1066 – Edward the Confessor dies childless, sparking a succession crisis that will eventually lead to the Norman conquest of England” and the most recent is “2005 – Eris, the largest known dwarf planet in the solar system, … Continue reading

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What Happened – December 31

The earliest event that Wiki says happened on this day is “406 – Vandals, Alans and Suebians cross the Rhine, beginning an invasion of Gaul” and the most recent is “2004 – The official opening of Taipei 101, the tallest skyscraper at that time in the world, standing at a height of 509 … Continue reading

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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 – November 20

It was on this day in 1973 that Scot Halpin went to a rock concert and ended up sitting in with the band. The Who were playing the opening night of their Quadrophenia tour and drummer Keith Moon kept passing … Continue reading

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What Happened – November 16

It was on this day in 1945 that over 80 Nazi scientists and engineers arrived in New York City. These men were part of “Operation Paperclip”, a program that was set up to bring rocket and explosive experts in occupied Germany to the … 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 9

It was on this day in 1936 that the generators at Boulder Dam first started generating electricity. Construction on the project began five years earlier and was completed two years ahead of schedule. It took a crew of thousands to build … Continue reading

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What Happened – October 6

It was on this day in 1945 that a goat and his owner were thrown out of Wrigley Field during the World Series. Billy Sianis owned the “Billy Goat Tavern” and had a pet goat as a mascot. He was wanting to bring the … Continue reading

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What Happened – July 28

It was on this day in 1932 that President Hoover ordered the Army to clear Washington DC of Army veterans that had gathered to protest. The men who had served in The Great War had been given a delayed “bonus” while serving, due to … Continue reading

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