Tag Archives: 2010

What Happened – January 7

The earliest event that Wiki says happened on this day is “1325 – Alfonso IV becomes King of Portugal” and the most recent is “2010 – Muslim gunmen open fire on a crowd of Coptic Christians leaving church after celebrating a midnight Christmas mass, killing eight of them as … Continue reading

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What Happened – January 4

The earliest event that Wiki says happened on this day is “46 BC – Julius Caesar defeats Titus Labienus in the Battle of Ruspina” and the most recent is “2010 – The Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building is officially opened.”   A few other things that also … 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 22

The earliest event that Wiki says happened on this day is “69 – Emperor Vitellius is captured and murdered at the Gemonian stairs in Rome” and the most recent is “2010 – The repeal of the Don’t Ask Don’t Tell policy, the 17-year-old policy banning on homosexuals serving openly in the United States military, … Continue reading

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What Happened – December 18

The earliest event that Wiki says happened on this day is “218 BC – Second Punic War: Battle of the Trebia – Hannibal’s Carthaginian forces defeat those of the Roman Republic” and the most recent is “2010 – Governmental protests begin in Tunisia, beginning the 2010-2011 Middle East and North Africa … Continue reading

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What Happened – December 17

The earliest event that Wiki says happened on this day is “920 – Romanos I is crowned co-emperor of the underage Emperor Constantine VII” and the most recent is “2010 – Mohamed Bouazizi set himself on fire.This act became the catalyst for the Tunisian Revolution. The success of … Continue reading

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What Happened – December 15

The earliest event that Wiki says happened on this day is “533 – Byzantine general Belisarius defeats the Vandals, commanded by King Gelimer, at the Battle of Ticameron” and the most recent is “2010 – A boat carrying 90 asylum seekers crashes into rocks off the coast of Christmas Island, Australia, … 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 8

It was shortly after noon on this day in 1941 when Pres Franklin D Roosevelt went before Congress and asked for a declaration of war.  The President’s 10-minute speech, which started out by stating “Yesterday, December 7, 1941 – a date which … Continue reading

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What Happened – November 23

It was on this day in 1889 that Louis Glass and William Arnold placed a modified Edison cylinder phonograph into a saloon in San Francisco. With an oak cabinet built around it, the machine would play only after a nickle was inserted. … Continue reading

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