Tag Archives: 2007

What Happened – December 25

The earliest event that Wiki says happened on this day is “0 – Jesus the messiah of the Christian faith was born” and the most recent is “2009 – Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab unsuccessfully attempts a terrorist attack against the US while on board a flight to Detroit Metro Airport Northwest Airlines … Continue reading

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What Happened – December 20

The earliest event that Wiki says happened on this day is “69 – Vespasian, formerly a general under Nero, enters Rome to claim the title of emperor” and the most recent are two from 2007:  “Elizabeth II becomes the oldest ever monarch of the United Kingdom, surpassing Queen … Continue reading

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What Happened – December 7

It was on this day in 1963 that first authorized* use of instant replay was used during a live sports television broadcast. The Army-Navy football game was being televised on CBS, and the director had built a machine (which weighed over … 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 3

It was on this day in 1976 that a giant pig flew over London. Pink Floyd was taking photographs for an upcoming album when the 40 foot inflatable balloon, shaped like a pig, got away. A strong gust of wind caused … Continue reading

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What Happened – November 29

It was on this day in 1972 that Atari officially released Pong. A prototype of the game had been in a California tavern for the past two months, and the machine was so popular that it kept breaking due to an overflow of quarters. … Continue reading

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What Happened – November 15

It was on this day in 1968 that I earned the right to have cake at least once a year. Tho, in all fairness, my mom&dad had more to do with that than I did.   The earliest event Wiki … Continue reading

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What Happened – November 14

It was on this day in 1957 that 100 Mafia members from all over the US, as well as Canada and Italy, held a meeting in Apalachin NY. They were gathering in order to settle some issues arising over a … Continue reading

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What Happened – November 13

It was on this day in 1982 that the Vietnam Veterans Memorial was dedicated. Thousands of veterans marched to attend the dedication ceremony,  Located in Washington DC, the memorial (which was chosen out of over 1,400 submissions) is a simple design: two black stone … Continue reading

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What Happened – November 10

It was on this day in 1871 that Henry Stanley finds the missionary he was searching for, greeting him with “Dr. Livingstone, I presume?” He was working as a correspondent in Africa for the New York Herald when he was asked to lead an expedition … Continue reading

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