Tag Archives: 1995

What Happened – December 31

The earliest event that Wiki says happened on this day is “406 – Vandals, Alans and Suebians cross the Rhine, beginning an invasion of Gaul” and the most recent is “2004 – The official opening of Taipei 101, the tallest skyscraper at that time in the world, standing at a height of 509 … Continue reading

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What Happened – November 22

It was on this day in 1968 that the Captain and the Communications Officer on Star Trek shared the first interracial kiss that took place on a scripted show. Due to concerns about how television stations in the Southern states would react to such … 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 3

“My free life began on the third of September, 1838.” It was on this day in 1838 that Frederick Douglass boarded a train in Baltimore, starting his escape to freedom. The 18 year old slave had been hired out by his … Continue reading

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What Happened – July 9

It was on this day in 1995 that the Grateful Dead played their last concert. I was in the parking lot of Solider’s Field that afternoon, having seen the band play the night before. There were tickets available, but the … Continue reading

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What Happened – June 29

It was on this day in 1956 that President Eisenhower signed a bill into law that created the United States Interstate Highway System. He had first envisioned a better highway system across America when, as an officer in the Army, he took … Continue reading

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What Happened – June 7

It was on this day in 1892 that Homer Plessy was arrested while sitting in a first-class train car. He had the proper ticket, but wasn’t the proper race. Louisiana had a law that mandated segregated train cars, and a local … Continue reading

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What Happened – May 27

It was on this day in 1937 that about 200,000 people walked across the Golden Gate Bridge. Construction on the suspension bridge had started over four years previously, and this was the first day of a week-long celebration of it’s completion. Built to replace a 20 … Continue reading

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