Tag Archives: 1997

What Happened – December 16

The earliest event that Wiki says happened on this day is “755 – An Lushan revolts against Chancellor Yang Guozhong at Fanyang, initiating the An Shi Rebellion during the Tang Dynasty of China” and the most recent is “2003 – President George W. Bush signs the CAN-SPAM Act of 2003 into law. The law establishes the United … Continue reading

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What Happened – November 3

It was on this day in 1957 that Sputnik 2 was launched into space by the Soviet Union. It was the second spacecraft to leave Earth, as well as the first to contain an animal. The dog, named Laika, was provided with an … Continue reading

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What Happened – July 19

It was on this day in 1848 that a Women’s Rights Convention opened in Seneca Falls, NY. Organized by a local group of Quakers, the two day meeting featured lectures and discussions on the laws and other issues that women faced. Tho it was mostly women who attended, … Continue reading

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What Happened – June 30

It was on this day in 1859 that Jean-François Gravelet (going by his stage name of “Charles Blondin”) became the first person to walk across the gorge at the bottom of Niagara Falls on a tightrope. About 5,000 people watched … Continue reading

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What Happened – June 25

“Hurrah boys, we’ve got them! We’ll finish them up and then go home to our station.” It was on this day in 1867 that the men of the 7th Cavalry went riding on. Led by Col. George Custer, they were … Continue reading

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