Tag Archives: 1990

What Happened – January 3

The earliest event that Wiki says happened on this day is “1431 – Joan of Arc is handed over to Bishop Pierre Cauchon” and the most recent is “2004 – Flash Airlines Flight 604 crashes into the Red Sea, resulting in 148 deaths, making it the deadliest aviation accident … Continue reading

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What Happened – October 31

It was on this day in 1913 that street car workers in Indianapolis went out on strike, in a rather unpeaceful manner. They had organized in order to seek better working conditions and pay, but the Terminal and Traction Company … Continue reading

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What Happened – October 17

It was on this day in 1931 that Al Capone was found guilty on five charges of income tax evasion. The Chicago gangster was involved in many different illegal enterprises, mostly bootlegging and gambling, but the government wasn’t able to get enough evidence to tie him … Continue reading

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What Happened – August 8

It was on this day in 1969 that Iain McMillan stood on a stepladder and took a picture. The subjects were John, Paul, George, and Ringo. The location was outside Abby Road studios. The result ended up being one of … Continue reading

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What Happened – August 2

“Marihuana influences Negroes to look at white people in the eye, step on white men’s shadows and look at a white woman twice.” “There are 100,000 total marijuana smokers in the US, and most are Negroes, Hispanics, Filipinos, and entertainers. … Continue reading

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What Happened – July 21

It was on this day in 1990 that Pink Floyd’s “The Wall” was performed in Berlin in order to celebrate the fall of the Berlin Wall a few months earlier. In addition to Roger Waters & his Bleeding Heart band, … Continue reading

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What Happened – May 31

It was on this day in 1929 that Mickey Mouse said his first words. The earliest event that Wiki says happened on this day is “1279 BC – Rameses II (The Great) (19th dynasty) becomes pharaoh of Ancient Egypt” and the most recent is … Continue reading

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What Happened – May 22

It was on this day in 1992 that Johnny Carson hosted his last episode of The Tonight Show. He had first started in 1962 and had done over 4,500 of them by the time he stepped down. The guests that sat down … Continue reading

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What Happened – May 17

It was on this day in 1902 that an ancient mechanical calculator/computer called the Antikythera mechanism was discovered in a shipwreck off of Greece. Estimated to have been built around 150 BC, the device was first thought to be a clock. But upon … Continue reading

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