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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 – December 25

The earliest event that Wiki says happened on this day is “0 – Jesus the messiah of the Christian faith was born” and the most recent is “2009 – Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab unsuccessfully attempts a terrorist attack against the US while on board a flight to Detroit Metro Airport Northwest Airlines … Continue reading

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What Happened – October 11

It was on this day in 1975 that NBC first broadcast Saturday Night.  Later re-named Saturday Night Live, this debut episode was broadcast live and was hosted by George Carlin. The first sketch featured John Belushi and Andy Kaufman, Albert Brooks had a pre-recorded film, Chevy Chase … Continue reading

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What Happened – September 26

It was on this day in 1789 that President Washington appointed a few men to help and assist him in office. Thomas Jefferson was named the Secretary of State, Edmund Randolph the Attorney General, and Henry Knox was the Secretary … Continue reading

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What Happened – September 18

It was on this day in 1793 that the groundbreaking ceremony for the US Capitol was held. Dressed in full Masonic garb, President Washington laid down the cornerstone. The Senate Wing would be completed in 1800, with the House’s chambers finished in 1811. … Continue reading

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What Happened – August 7

It was on this day in 1782 that the Badge of Military Merit is created by George Washington to honor soldiers wounded in combat. Issued to only three men during the Revolutionary War it would be retired until after WWI, when it is … Continue reading

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What Happened – June 15

It was on this day in 1667 that the physician for King Louis XIV of France performed the first human blood transfusion. Dr. Jean-Baptiste Denys used the blood of a sheep and gave it to a 15 year old boy. After seeing that the boy survived, the doctor performed … Continue reading

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