Tag Archives: 1979

What Happened – December 27

The earliest event that Wiki says happened on this day is “537 – The Hagia Sophia is completed” and the most recent is “2009 – Iranian election protests: On the Day of Ashura in Tehran, government security forces fire upon demonstrators.”   A few other things that also occurred on … Continue reading

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What Happened – November 30

It was on this day in 1979 that Pink Floyd released their album The Wall. The rock opera was inspired during the band’s 1977 stadium tour, when Roger Waters became so frustrated with the audience that he envisioned building an actual wall between him and … 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 12

It was on this night in 1957 that Little Richard told an audience of 40,000 fans that he was quitting rock’n’roll and instead turning to God. While on the flight into Sydney that afternoon the engine on his plane caught fire … 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 – August 15

It was on this day in 1977 that Jerry Ehman noticed a radio signal that came from deep space. He was working as part of a project that was searching for extraterrestrial intelligence and was going over data from a radio telescope at … Continue reading

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What Happened – July 12

It was on this day in 1979 that there was a riot on a baseball field in Chicago. A local radio station was offering reduced admission to Comiskey Park for a double-header if a disco record was also donated, so it … Continue reading

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What Happened – July 1

It was in this day in 1984 that the Motion Picture Association of America announced their new PG-13 rating. This addition was mostly due to two movies that were released as PG, but many parents found them to be too much … Continue reading

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