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What Happened – September 8

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g_du9tC74qs It was on this day in 1966 that Star Trek first appeared on TV. A review of this first episode called it “an incredible and dreary mess of confusion and complexities.” During the second season, rumors of it being cancelled started to swirl … Continue reading

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What Happened – September 7

It was on this day in 1968 that Jimmy Page, Robert Plant, John Paul Jones, and John Bonham played together in public for the first time. They were touring as The New Yardbirds in order to fulfill contractual obligations Page … Continue reading

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What Happened – August 4

  It was on this day in 1968 that David Crosby threw a cream pie at Jerry Garcia while on stage.  Or maybe he tossed it at members of Jefferson Airplane…the actual details are kinda hazy. What is known is … Continue reading

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What Happened – July 20

It was on this day in 1934 that the Minneapolis police used shotguns to kill two and wound sixty-seven Teamsters that were on strike. The job action still continued on until martial law was declared less than a week later, resulting in the National … Continue reading

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What Happened – June 5

It was on this day in 1989 that a man stood up to some Chinese tanks. There had been protests (mostly from students seeking economic reforms, but some people wanting democracy) in Tiananmen Square since the middle of April. The … Continue reading

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What Happened – May 30

It was on this day in 2005 that VP Cheney stated “I think they’re in the last throes” when asked how much longer the war in Iraq would continue. He would go on to state that he expected the troops to … Continue reading

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