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What Happened – November 28

It was on this day in 1814 that The London Times became the first newspaper to be printed by an automatic press. Built by two German inventors, the steam powered machine was able to produce over 2000 pages per hour, compared to only 800 … Continue reading

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What Happened – November 25

This day in history has seen some very rough weather and natural disasters. Earthquakes struck on this day in 1343 (wiping out Naples and other port cities in Italy), 1667 (killing over 80,000 people in the Caucasus region), 1759 (over 40,000 … Continue reading

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What Happened – November 19

Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth, on this continent, a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal. Now we are engaged in a great civil war, testing … Continue reading

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What Happened – October 11

It was on this day in 1975 that NBC first broadcast Saturday Night.  Later re-named Saturday Night Live, this debut episode was broadcast live and was hosted by George Carlin. The first sketch featured John Belushi and Andy Kaufman, Albert Brooks had a pre-recorded film, Chevy Chase … Continue reading

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What Happened – September 10

It was on this day in 1897 that a sheriff’s posse in Luzerne County, PA opened fire on 300 unarmed striking miners, killing 19 and wounding many. The workers were marching to Lattimer to meet up with other miners who had recently formed a union. … Continue reading

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What Happened – July 25

It was on this day in 1965 that Bob Dylan got boo’d on stage. The event was the Newport Folk Festival, and there are conflicting reasons given for why the crowd turned on the popular singer. Some say it was because he was playing an … Continue reading

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What Happened – June 15

It was on this day in 1667 that the physician for King Louis XIV of France performed the first human blood transfusion. Dr. Jean-Baptiste Denys used the blood of a sheep and gave it to a 15 year old boy. After seeing that the boy survived, the doctor performed … Continue reading

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What Happened – May 28

It was on this day in 1588 that over 150 ships…carrying 8,000 sailors and 18,000 soldiers…began to leave Lisbon and headed towards the English Channel. (It would take two days for all the ships to leave the port.) The King … Continue reading

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What Happened – May 20

It was on this day in 1916 that a Norman Rockwell painting first appeared on the cover of the Saturday Evening Post. As a teenager he had transferred from a regular high school to specialized art school and was the art … Continue reading

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