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What Happened – December 21

The earliest event that Wiki says happened on this day is “69 – The Roman Senate declares Vespasian as Roman emperor, the last in the Year of Four Emperors” and the most recent is “2004 – Iraq War: A suicide bomber killed 22 at the forward operating base next to the main U.S. military … Continue reading

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What Happened – December 12

  The earliest event that Wiki says happened on this day is “627 – Battle of Nineveh: A Byzantine army under Emperor Heraclius defeats Emperor Khosrau II’s Persian forces, commanded by General Rhahzadh” and the most recent is “2005 – Gebran Tueni, Lebanese journalist and politician, is assassinated.”   A few other things that … Continue reading

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What Happened – December 4

It was on this day in 1971 that “some stupid with a flare gun burnt the place to the ground.” Frank Zappa and his band The Mothers of Invention were performing at the Montreux Casino in Switzerland when an audience … Continue reading

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What Happened – October 9

It was on this day in 1936 that the generators at Boulder Dam first started generating electricity. Construction on the project began five years earlier and was completed two years ahead of schedule. It took a crew of thousands to build … Continue reading

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What Happened – October 3

It was on this day in 1978 that several people…including the band’s seamstress…were arrested during an Aerosmith performance in Fort Wayne, IN for underage drinking, cigarette smoking, and marijuana use. Singer Steven Tyler, having seen his crew member being handled roughly … 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 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 – August 11

  “My fellow Americans, I am pleased to tell you that I just signed legislation that would outlaw Russia forever. We begin bombing in five minutes.”       It was on this day in 1984 that President Ronald Reagan … Continue reading

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What Happened – July 30

It was on this day in 1971 that Dave Scott and Jim Irwin landed on the moon. While this was the fourth time that the US had put a team on the moon, it was the first time that the Lunar … Continue reading

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