Tag Archives: 2011

What Happened – January 10

The earliest event that Wiki says happened on this day is “49 BC – Julius Caesar crosses the Rubicon, signaling the start of civil war” and the most recent is “2011 – 2010–2011 Queensland floods: Torrential rain in the Lockyer Valley region of South East Queensland, Australia causes severe flash flooding, killing … Continue reading

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What Happened – January 8

The earliest event that Wiki says happened on this day is “307 – Jin Huidi, Chinese Emperor of the Jin Dynasty, is poisoned and succeeded by his son Jin Huaidi” and the most recent is “2011 – An attempted assassination of Arizona congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords and subsequent shooting in Casas Adobes, Arizona at a Safeway grocery store kills 6 … Continue reading

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What Happened – January 1

The earliest event that Wiki says happened on this day is “153 BC – Roman consuls begin their year in office” and the most recent is “2011 – Estonia officially adopts the Euro currency and becomes the seventeenth eurozone country.”   A few other things that … Continue reading

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What Happened – August 22

It was on this day in 1864 that the First Geneva Convention, entitled Amelioration of the Condition of the Wounded in Armies in the Field, was signed by Baden*, Belgium, Denmark, France, Hesse*, Italy, the Netherlands, Portugal, Prussia*, Switzerland, Spain, and Württemberg*. (*modern-day Germany) Focusing … Continue reading

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What Happened – July 15

It was on this day in 1799 that a lieutenant serving in Napoleon’s army spotted an odd-looking stone. The soldiers were strengthening a small fort in Egypt when the unusual slab of rock was unearthed. The officer noticed some strange markings inscribed on it … Continue reading

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What Happened – July 12

It was on this day in 1979 that there was a riot on a baseball field in Chicago. A local radio station was offering reduced admission to Comiskey Park for a double-header if a disco record was also donated, so it … Continue reading

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