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What Happened – December 23

The earliest event that Wiki says occurred on this day is “962 – Byzantine-Arab Wars: Under the future Emperor Nicephorus Phocas, Byzantine troops stormed the city of Aleppo” and the most recent is “2003 – PetroChina Chuandongbei natural gas field explosion, Guoqiao, Kai County, Chongqing, China, killing at least 234.”   A few … Continue reading

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What Happened – December 16

The earliest event that Wiki says happened on this day is “755 – An Lushan revolts against Chancellor Yang Guozhong at Fanyang, initiating the An Shi Rebellion during the Tang Dynasty of China” and the most recent is “2003 – President George W. Bush signs the CAN-SPAM Act of 2003 into law. The law establishes the United … Continue reading

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What Happened – November 26

It was on this day in 1864 that Charles Dodgson gave a handwritten manuscript to Alice Liddell. Entitled Alice’s Adventures Under Ground, it was based on a tale he had told the 10 year-old girl and her sisters during a fishing … Continue reading

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What Happened – November 24

It was on this day in 1971 that a hijacker who called himself Dan Cooper parachuted out of an airplane. The man, whose actual name was never found out, had purchased a ticket for a flight from Portland OR to Seattle WA. Once … 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 – 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 12

It was on this night in 1957 that Little Richard told an audience of 40,000 fans that he was quitting rock’n’roll and instead turning to God. While on the flight into Sydney that afternoon the engine on his plane caught fire … Continue reading

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What Happened – August 30

It was on this day in 1945 that Gen. MacArthur arrived in Toyko and started organizing his occupational headquarters.  One of his first acts as Supreme Commander of the Allied Powers was coordinating efforts to get food and water to starving civilians. He … Continue reading

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What Happened – July 2

It was on this day in 1947 that something fell from the sky and crashed near Roswell, New Mexico. Was it a weather balloon, an experimental craft from the Air Force, or an alien spaceship? Whoever knows for sure ain’t talking about it…. … Continue reading

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What Happened – June 19

The American Library Association affirms that all libraries are forums for information and ideas, and that the following basic policies should guide their services. I. Books and other library resources should be provided for the interest, information, and enlightenment of … Continue reading

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