Tag Archives: 1982

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 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 13

It was on this day in 1982 that the Vietnam Veterans Memorial was dedicated. Thousands of veterans marched to attend the dedication ceremony,  Located in Washington DC, the memorial (which was chosen out of over 1,400 submissions) is a simple design: two black stone … Continue reading

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What Happened – October 14

It was on this day in 1912 that Theodore Roosevelt was shot while campaigning for President. The former Republican president had been displeased with his successor and was re-seeking the office on an independent ticket. He was about to make a speech in … Continue reading

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What Happened – October 8

It was on this day in 1871 that the worse firestorm in US history raced across northern Wisconsin. The cause of the fire is still unknown…some say small campfires got out of control, others claim it was sparked by meteorites striking … Continue reading

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What Happened – October 1

It was on this day in 1971 that Walt Disney World was opened to the public. Several dummy corporations had bought over 27,000 acres of land near Orlando in 1965, and construction started in 1967. The Magic Kingdom was the first park in … Continue reading

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What Happened – September 30

It was on this day in 1882 that the first commercial hydroelectric power plant in the world came on-line. Located on the Fox River in Wisconsin, it was built by the president of the Appleton Paper and Pulp Company in order to … 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 – August 6

It was on this day in 1982 that Pink Floyd’s ‘The Wall’  opened in NYC in only one theater. First seen at the Cannes Film Festival earlier that year, it had the official premiere in London. Tho very well-received at the earlier showings, the studio … Continue reading

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What Happened – June 14

“Resolved, that the flag of the United States be thirteen stripes, alternate red and white; that the union be thirteen stars, white in a blue field, representing a new Constellation.”   It was on this day in 1777 that Congress adopted … Continue reading

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