Tag Archives: 2008

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 28

The earliest event that Wiki says happened on this day is “893 – An earthquake destroys the city of Dvin, Armenia” and the most recent is “2010 – Arab Spring: Popular protests begin in Algeria against the government.”   A couple other things that also took place are: 1867 … Continue reading

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What Happened – December 24

The earliest event that Wiki says happened on this day is “563 – The Byzantine church Hagia Sophia in Constantinople is dedicated for the second time after being destroyed by earthquakes” and the most recent is “2008 – Lord’s Resistance Army, a Ugandan rebel group, begins a series of attacks on Democratic Republic … Continue reading

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What Happened – December 14

The earliest event that Wiki says took place on this day is “557 – Constantinople is severely damaged by an earthquake” and the most recent is “2008 – President George W. Bush makes his fourth and final (planned) trip to Iraq as president and is almost struck … Continue reading

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What Happened – December 9

It was on this evening in 1965 that a giant fireball was seen in the sky above the midwest and eastern part of the United States. Hot metal debris fell over parts of Michigan and Ohio, and sonic booms were heard in Pennsylvania. Eyewitness claim that … Continue reading

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What Happened – December 6

It was on this day in 1969 that four people died during a free concert at the Altamont Speedway in California. One man, Meredith Hunter, was stabbed by a member of the Hell’s Angels (who were providing security for the event) while The Rolling … Continue reading

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What Happened – December 2

It was on this day in 1983 that MTV first aired the video for Michael Jackson’s Thriller. The almost 14-minute-long mini-movie was directed by John Landis, who also co-wrote the screenplay with Jackson. It would go on to win two Grammy … Continue reading

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What Happened – November 20

It was on this day in 1973 that Scot Halpin went to a rock concert and ended up sitting in with the band. The Who were playing the opening night of their Quadrophenia tour and drummer Keith Moon kept passing … Continue reading

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What Happened – November 11

It was on this day in 1978 that the General Lee made the jump featured at the end of the opening credits for The Dukes of Hazzard. More than 300 different cars, which was a ’69 Dodge Charger, were used … Continue reading

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What Happened – November 4

It was on this day in 1970 that a mother and child went into a social services office in Los Angeles CA, seeking help. The social workers initially thought the young girl was 6 or 7, and were shocked when they were told … Continue reading

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