Tag Archives: 2004

What Happened – January 4

The earliest event that Wiki says happened on this day is “46 BC – Julius Caesar defeats Titus Labienus in the Battle of Ruspina” and the most recent is “2010 – The Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building is officially opened.”   A few other things that also … Continue reading

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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 – 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 – December 21

The earliest event that Wiki says happened on this day is “69 – The Roman Senate declares Vespasian as Roman emperor, the last in the Year of Four Emperors” and the most recent is “2004 – Iraq War: A suicide bomber killed 22 at the forward operating base next to the main U.S. military … Continue reading

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What Happened – November 30

It was on this day in 1979 that Pink Floyd released their album The Wall. The rock opera was inspired during the band’s 1977 stadium tour, when Roger Waters became so frustrated with the audience that he envisioned building an actual wall between him and … Continue reading

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What Happened – November 26

It was on this day in 1864 that Charles Dodgson gave a handwritten manuscript to Alice Liddell. Entitled Alice’s Adventures Under Ground, it was based on a tale he had told the 10 year-old girl and her sisters during a fishing … Continue reading

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What Happened – November 8

It was on this day in 1971 that Led Zeppelin released their untitled album. Commonly called “Led Zeppelin IV”, the cover had no mention at all of the band. Inside were four different symbols, each one picked out by a member of the group. … 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 4

It was on this day in 1971 that Pink Floyd played in Pompeii to an empty amphitheater. For the next few days they would be recorded (both on film and 24-track audio tape) playing the songs Echoes, A Saucerful Of Secrets, and One … Continue reading

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