Tag Archives: 1987

What Happened – November 25

This day in history has seen some very rough weather and natural disasters. Earthquakes struck on this day in 1343 (wiping out Naples and other port cities in Italy), 1667 (killing over 80,000 people in the Caucasus region), 1759 (over 40,000 … Continue reading

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What Happened – September 28

It was on this day in 1963 that the cartoon Tennessee Tuxedo and his Tales debuted on TV. Joe Harris, the creator, was inspired to make educational programming for kids after the commissioner of the FCC declared television to be a “vast wasteland.” Tennessee (a penguin) and … Continue reading

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What Happened – September 13

It was on this day in 1987 that two men in central Brazil stole some lab equipment from an abandoned hospital. Intending to sell it for scrap they proceeded to dismantle the unit, not aware that it contained radioactive materials. Over the … Continue reading

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What Happened – July 29

It was on this day in 1987 that Jerry and Ben and Jerry announced a new flavor of ice cream called Cherry Garcia. Goooooood stuff….yum!   The earliest event that Wiki says occurred on this day is “238 – The Praetorian Guard stormed the palace and … Continue reading

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What Happened – June 12

It was on this day in 1775 that British general Thomas Gage offered a pardon to any colonial rebel who swore loyalty to the Crown. However, no mercy would be shown to at least two of the ringleaders…the proclamation stated that John Hancock … Continue reading

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