Tag Archives: 1988

What Happened – November 26

It was on this day in 1864 that Charles Dodgson gave a handwritten manuscript to Alice Liddell. Entitled Alice’s Adventures Under Ground, it was based on a tale he had told the 10 year-old girl and her sisters during a fishing … Continue reading

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What Happened – November 18

It was on this day in 1978 that 918 people in Jonestown Guyana died during a mass suicide/murder. Led by Jim Jones, members of the Peoples Temple (a church he had formed years earlier) had left California in 1974 in order to create their own community. Congressman Leo Ryan … Continue reading

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What Happened – October 18

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7inbFKJOy_E It was on this day in 1967 that The Jungle Book was released in theaters. Inspired by Richard Kipling’s classic tale, it was the 19th film in the Walt Disney Animated Classics series. It would be the last film personally supervised … 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 – July 3

It was on this day in 1988 that the USS Vincennes shot down a civilian airplane over the Persian Gulf, killing all 290 people aboard. The Airbus was still in Iranian airspace when the crew of the US Navy’s cruiser, which was in Iranian waters, mistakenly thought it was … Continue reading

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What Happened – May 15

It was on this day in 1905 that 110 acres of land in southern Nevada was auctioned off by the San Pedro, Los Angeles and Salt Lake Railroad. The purchased land was near a fort that had been established 50 years earlier by … Continue reading

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