Tag Archives: 1981

What Happened – December 13

  The earliest event that Wiki says happened on this day is “1294 – Saint Celestine V resigns the papacy after only five months; Celestine hoped to return to his previous life as an ascetic hermit” and the most recent is “2006 – The Baiji, or Chinese River Dolphin, is … 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 – September 25

After the first enumeration required by the first article of the Constitution, there shall be one Representative for every thirty thousand, until the number shall amount to one hundred, after which the proportion shall be so regulated by Congress, that … Continue reading

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What Happened – September 19

It was on this day in 1952 that J. Edgar Hoover arranged for the Immigration and Naturalization Service to revoke a re-entry permit into the US for Charlie Chaplin, who had just departed the country and was aboard a ship enroute to … Continue reading

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What Happened – September 15

It was on this day in 1965 that Ford started to offer an 8-track tape player as a factory-installed option on some of their vehicles, the first automobile manufacturer to do so. RCA initially had about 175 albums from their catalog available in … Continue reading

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What Happened – August 12

It was on this day in 1939 that the world premiere of The Wizard of Oz was held in Oconomowoc, WI. The movie would win two Academy awards (Best Song and Best Original Music Score) as well as several other nominations, including Best Picture. About … Continue reading

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What Happened – August 3

It was on this day in 1981 that almost 15,000 air traffic controllers in the US went out on strike. Their union had been trying for several years to acquire better working conditions and pay, but had been unable to … Continue reading

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What Happened – August 1

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cw6xesXLIAA It was on this day in 1981 that MTV was launched. Back then, they actually played music videos on the network.   The earliest event that Wiki says happened on this day is “30 BC – Octavian (later known as Augustus) enters Alexandria, Egypt, bringing … Continue reading

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What Happened – June 5

It was on this day in 1989 that a man stood up to some Chinese tanks. There had been protests (mostly from students seeking economic reforms, but some people wanting democracy) in Tiananmen Square since the middle of April. The … Continue reading

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What Happened – May 13

It was on this day in 1985 that police in Philadelphia dropped a bomb from a helicopter onto an occupied home. They were attempting to evict some members of “MOVE”, an all-black back-to-nature commune. Citing health concerns & disorderly conduct (the … Continue reading

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