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What Happened – October 5

It was on this day in 1986 that a Fairchild C-123 cargo plane was shot down over a jungle in Nicaragua. Three men were killed, but former US Marine Eugene Hasenfus was able to parachute to the ground where he was captured the next … Continue reading

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What Happened – August 31

It was on this day in 1939 that seven Nazi commandos, wearing Polish uniforms and with a prisoner alongside, attacked a radio station in Germany. The three engineers on duty were quickly subdued, and one team member then started broadcasting a … Continue reading

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What Happened – August 26

It was on this day in 1498 that Cardinal Jean de Billheres commissioned Michelangelo Buonarroti to carve a statue. The young artist was 24 years old and had been in Rome for only a couple years when he was granted this … Continue reading

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What Happened – August 20

It was on this day in 1975 that NASA launched Viking 1. A little over a year later it became the first spacecraft to successfully land on Mars. It collected data and sent information back to Earth for over six years. … Continue reading

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What Happened – August 17

  It was on this day in 1998 that President Clinton, while testifying before a Grand Jury, admitted to an “improper physical relationship” with one of his White House interns. These allegations had been swirling for several months, and Clinton had … Continue reading

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What Happened – July 22

“Absolutely 100% Not Guilty” It was on this day in 1994 that O. J. Simpson entered that plea to the charge of murder during a preliminary hearing. A jury was seated in November and the trial started in January of ’95. Over … Continue reading

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