Tag Archives: 2001

What Happened – December 19

The earliest event that Wiki says happened on this day is “211 – Publius Septimius Geta, co-emperor of Rome, is lured to come without his bodyguards to meet his brother Marcus Aurelius Antoninus (Caracalla), to discuss a possible reconciliation. When he arrives the Praetorian Guard murders … Continue reading

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What Happened – December 10

It was on this day in 1898 that Spain and the US delegates in Paris finalized the treaty that would officially end the Spanish-American War. As a result of the negotiations Cuba became an independent country while the US gained control of … Continue reading

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What Happened – October 26

It was on this day in 1881 that Marshal Virgil Earp, along with his brothers Morgan & Wyatt and Doc Holliday, faced off against four outlaws in Tombstone AZ. The event later became known as the Gunfight at the OK Corral, with … Continue reading

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What Happened – October 8

It was on this day in 1871 that the worse firestorm in US history raced across northern Wisconsin. The cause of the fire is still unknown…some say small campfires got out of control, others claim it was sparked by meteorites striking … Continue reading

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What Happened – October 7

 It was on this day in 1985 that the Achille Lauro was hijacked by four terrorists from the Palestine Liberation Front. They held everyone aboard the Italian cruise ship as hostages, and demanded that Israel release 50 prisoners. One passenger, an elderly man … Continue reading

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What Happened – October 5

It was on this day in 1986 that a Fairchild C-123 cargo plane was shot down over a jungle in Nicaragua. Three men were killed, but former US Marine Eugene Hasenfus was able to parachute to the ground where he was captured the next … Continue reading

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What Happened – September 20

It was on this day in 1970 that the unmanned Soviet probe Luna 16 landed on the moon. An hour after touching down a drill was extended and soil samples were collected. The following day the spacecraft would launch itself off the moon’s … Continue reading

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What Happened – September 18

It was on this day in 1793 that the groundbreaking ceremony for the US Capitol was held. Dressed in full Masonic garb, President Washington laid down the cornerstone. The Senate Wing would be completed in 1800, with the House’s chambers finished in 1811. … Continue reading

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What Happened – September 11

It was on this day in 2001 that…well, you know.         The earliest event that Wiki takes note of happening on this day is “9 – The Battle of the Teutoburg Forest ends” and the latest is “2007 – Russia tests the largest conventional … Continue reading

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What Happened – August 6

It was on this day in 1982 that Pink Floyd’s ‘The Wall’  opened in NYC in only one theater. First seen at the Cannes Film Festival earlier that year, it had the official premiere in London. Tho very well-received at the earlier showings, the studio … Continue reading

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