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What Happened – November 25

This day in history has seen some very rough weather and natural disasters. Earthquakes struck on this day in 1343 (wiping out Naples and other port cities in Italy), 1667 (killing over 80,000 people in the Caucasus region), 1759 (over 40,000 … Continue reading

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What Happened – November 11

It was on this day in 1978 that the General Lee made the jump featured at the end of the opening credits for The Dukes of Hazzard. More than 300 different cars, which was a ’69 Dodge Charger, were used … Continue reading

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What Happened – September 30

It was on this day in 1882 that the first commercial hydroelectric power plant in the world came on-line. Located on the Fox River in Wisconsin, it was built by the president of the Appleton Paper and Pulp Company in order to … 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 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 – August 25

  It was on this day in 1970 that Jimi Hendrix had a opening party at his new recording studio. Originally the guitarist and his manager had bought the place in Greenwich Village with the intentions of having a nightclub, but when his accountant … Continue reading

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What Happened – August 23

It was on this day in 1305 that William Wallace was dragged naked by a horse through London. He had been found guilty of treason against the King the day before and that was the beginning of his execution. What followed … Continue reading

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What Happened – August 3

It was on this day in 1981 that almost 15,000 air traffic controllers in the US went out on strike. Their union had been trying for several years to acquire better working conditions and pay, but had been unable to … Continue reading

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What Happened – July 14

It was on this day in 1798 that it became illegal in the United States for anyone to say, write or publish “false, scandalous, and malicious” comments about government officials or policies. Signed by John Adams, it was passed during the Quasi-War with … Continue reading

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What Happened – June 22

It was on this day in 1633 that Galileo said that the Earth was the center of the Universe. He didn’t actually believe this, but rather the Catholic Inquisition had found him guilty of heresy for teaching that the Earth revolved around the Sun and his recantation was part of … Continue reading

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