Tag Archives: 2009

What Happened – January 6

The earliest event that Wiki says happened on this day is “1066 – Harold Godwinson is crowned King of England” and the most recent is “2009 – Gaza War: Israeli Defense Forces retaliated against mortar attacks in the Gaza Strip by firing on or near a school.”   A few other … Continue reading

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What Happened – December 27

The earliest event that Wiki says happened on this day is “537 – The Hagia Sophia is completed” and the most recent is “2009 – Iranian election protests: On the Day of Ashura in Tehran, government security forces fire upon demonstrators.”   A few other things that also occurred on … Continue reading

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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 1

It was on this day in 1964 that Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. had a personal meeting with J. Edgar Hoover. The FBI was convinced that the minister was a Communist and had financial ties to Russia, and therefore they … Continue reading

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What Happened – November 21

It was on this day in 1927 that over 500 men, women and children marched towards a small mining town in Colorado only to be met by state policemen, dressed in plainclothes and armed with machine guns. The group was organized by … Continue reading

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What Happened – November 17

It was on this day in 1871 that several Civil War veterans formed the National Rifle Association in New York. The idea for the club came about due to concerns about the lack of firearm accuracy among their fellow soldiers. (Records had … Continue reading

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What Happened – November 5

It was on this day in 1916 that 300 members of the International Workers of the World traveled via steamboat to Everett WA in order to show support for striking mill workers. Snohomish County Sheriff Donald McRae, along with 200 recently-deputized … Continue reading

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What Happened – October 28

It was on this day in 1919 that Congress overrode Pres. Wilson’s veto and passed the Volstead Act into law. The law, which was permitted by the passage of the 18th Amendment, outlawed most alcohol and liquor. The “Great Experiment” resulted in an increase of organized … Continue reading

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What Happened – October 25

“Forward, the Light Brigade!” Was there a man dismay’d? Not tho’ the soldier knew Someone had blunder’d: Theirs not to make reply, Theirs not to reason why, Theirs but to do and die: Into the valley of Death Rode the … Continue reading

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What Happened – October 9

It was on this day in 1936 that the generators at Boulder Dam first started generating electricity. Construction on the project began five years earlier and was completed two years ahead of schedule. It took a crew of thousands to build … Continue reading

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