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What Happened – January 6

The earliest event that Wiki says happened on this day is “1066 – Harold Godwinson is crowned King of England” and the most recent is “2009 – Gaza War: Israeli Defense Forces retaliated against mortar attacks in the Gaza Strip by firing on or near a school.”   A few other … Continue reading

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What Happened – January 5

The earliest event that Wiki says happened on this day is “1066 – Edward the Confessor dies childless, sparking a succession crisis that will eventually lead to the Norman conquest of England” and the most recent is “2005 – Eris, the largest known dwarf planet in the solar system, … Continue reading

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What Happened – December 26

The earliest event that Wiki says happened on this day is “1135 – Coronation of King Stephen of England” and the most recent is “2006 – An oil pipeline in Lagos, Nigeria explodes, killing at least 260.”   A couple other things that also took place on … Continue reading

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What Happened – December 11

It was on this day in 1968 that the Rolling Stones put on a rock and roll circus. The event was filmed before an invited audience on a stage designed to look like a circus big top. Other musical acts … Continue reading

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What Happened – November 13

It was on this day in 1982 that the Vietnam Veterans Memorial was dedicated. Thousands of veterans marched to attend the dedication ceremony,  Located in Washington DC, the memorial (which was chosen out of over 1,400 submissions) is a simple design: two black stone … Continue reading

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What Happened – July 18

It was on this day in 1969 that Senator Ted Kennedy drove off a bridge with a passenger in his car. He gave this statement to the police the following day: On July 18, 1969, at approximately 11:15 p.m. in Chappaquiddick, … Continue reading

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What Happened – July 13

It was on this day in 1863 that the worst riots in American history exploded in New York City. A military draft (for the Civil War) had just started in the city the day before and emotions were ugly. Quite … 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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What Happened – July 5

It was on this day in 1937 that Hormel introduced a new canned luncheon meat that didn’t require refrigeration. Made up of pork shoulders and scrap ham, it was originally simply called “Spiced Ham” but the company wanted a more catchier name. A contest … Continue reading

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What Happened – June 28

It was on this day that The War To End All Wars both started and ended. The Archduke of Austria and his wife were assassinated on the 28th of June in 1914. Due to various treaties and tempers of the time, … Continue reading

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