Tag Archives: 2006

What Happened – January 2

The earliest event that Wiki says happened on this day is “366 – The Alamanni cross the frozen Rhine River in large numbers, invading the Roman Empire” and the most recent is “2006 – An explosion in a coal mine in Sago, West Virginia traps and kills 12 miners, while leaving … Continue reading

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What Happened – December 30

The earliest event that Wiki says happened on this day is “1066 – Granada massacre: A Muslim mob storms the royal palace in Granada, crucifies Jewish vizier Joseph ibn Naghrela and massacres most of the Jewish population of the city” and the most recent is “2006 – Madrid Barajas … Continue reading

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What Happened – December 26

The earliest event that Wiki says happened on this day is “1135 – Coronation of King Stephen of England” and the most recent is “2006 – An oil pipeline in Lagos, Nigeria explodes, killing at least 260.”   A couple other things that also took place on … Continue reading

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What Happened – December 13

  The earliest event that Wiki says happened on this day is “1294 – Saint Celestine V resigns the papacy after only five months; Celestine hoped to return to his previous life as an ascetic hermit” and the most recent is “2006 – The Baiji, or Chinese River Dolphin, is … Continue reading

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What Happened – December 11

It was on this day in 1968 that the Rolling Stones put on a rock and roll circus. The event was filmed before an invited audience on a stage designed to look like a circus big top. Other musical acts … Continue reading

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What Happened – December 5

It was on this day in 1952 that a thick blanket of fog settled over London. Nothing unusual there, except that the weather patterns made it so the fog stayed in the city for the next four days. It combined … Continue reading

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What Happened – December 4

It was on this day in 1971 that “some stupid with a flare gun burnt the place to the ground.” Frank Zappa and his band The Mothers of Invention were performing at the Montreux Casino in Switzerland when an audience … Continue reading

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What Happened – November 27

It was on this day in 1095 that Pope Urban II first urged Christians in Europe to wage war against Muslims in the Middle East. The Turks had control of Jerusalem, and they had banned Christian pilgrims from visiting the … Continue reading

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What Happened – October 16

It was on this day in 1859 that John Brown led a group of 21 men into Harper’s Ferry, VA. The abolitionist was attempting to capture a federal arsenal in order to lead a slave uprising. His group (which included at least one fugitive slave) cut the telegraph … Continue reading

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What Happened – October 14

It was on this day in 1912 that Theodore Roosevelt was shot while campaigning for President. The former Republican president had been displeased with his successor and was re-seeking the office on an independent ticket. He was about to make a speech in … Continue reading

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