Tag Archives: 1974

What Happened – November 28

It was on this day in 1814 that The London Times became the first newspaper to be printed by an automatic press. Built by two German inventors, the steam powered machine was able to produce over 2000 pages per hour, compared to only 800 … Continue reading

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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

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What Happened – August 8

It was on this day in 1969 that Iain McMillan stood on a stepladder and took a picture. The subjects were John, Paul, George, and Ringo. The location was outside Abby Road studios. The result ended up being one of … Continue reading

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What Happened – June 29

It was on this day in 1956 that President Eisenhower signed a bill into law that created the United States Interstate Highway System. He had first envisioned a better highway system across America when, as an officer in the Army, he took … Continue reading

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What Happened – June 1

It was on this day in 1921 that rioters in Tusla bombed a neighborhood from the air. The trouble had started the day before, when Dick Rowland (a young black male) had been detained and brought in for questioning in regards … Continue reading

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What Happened – May 18

It was on this day in 1980 that Mount St. Helens, a volcano in Washington, erupted. The resulting damage was unprecedented for volcanic activity in the US. 250 homes were destroyed and over 55 people killed. Many miles of railways and highways were also wiped … Continue reading

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