Tag Archives: 2005

What Happened – January 9

The earliest event that Wiki says happened on this day is “475 – Byzantine Emperor Zeno is forced to flee his capital at Constantinople, and his general, Basiliscus gains control of the empire” and the most recent is “2005 – Elections are held to replace Yasser Arafat as head of the Palestine Liberation … Continue reading

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What Happened – January 5

The earliest event that Wiki says happened on this day is “1066 – Edward the Confessor dies childless, sparking a succession crisis that will eventually lead to the Norman conquest of England” and the most recent is “2005 – Eris, the largest known dwarf planet in the solar system, … Continue reading

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What Happened – December 12

  The earliest event that Wiki says happened on this day is “627 – Battle of Nineveh: A Byzantine army under Emperor Heraclius defeats Emperor Khosrau II’s Persian forces, commanded by General Rhahzadh” and the most recent is “2005 – Gebran Tueni, Lebanese journalist and politician, is assassinated.”   A few other things that … 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 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 – November 6

It was on this day in 1928 that Colonel Jacob Schick applied for a patent for the first electric razor. And yeah, that’s pretty much all I got to say about that.       The earliest event that Wiki says … Continue reading

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What Happened – October 30

It was on this day in 1938 that Martians invaded Earth. Well, actually, there was a radio play produced/performed by Orson Welles that was done in such a manner that lead some people to believe it was real. Based on the book The War … Continue reading

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What Happened – October 27

It was on this day in 1838 that the Governor of Missouri issued an order that said all Mormons must leave or be exterminated. Trouble between the Latter Day Saints and others had been brewing since 1831, when one of the church … Continue reading

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What Happened – October 12

It was on this night in 1957 that Little Richard told an audience of 40,000 fans that he was quitting rock’n’roll and instead turning to God. While on the flight into Sydney that afternoon the engine on his plane caught fire … 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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