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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 – November 12

It was on this day in 1970 that the Oregon Highway Division blew up a Sperm whale with dynamite. Officials thought that the 8-ton dead whale, which had beached itself, was too big to bury so they used 20 cases of explosives in an attempt … Continue reading

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What Happened – November 8

It was on this day in 1971 that Led Zeppelin released their untitled album. Commonly called “Led Zeppelin IV”, the cover had no mention at all of the band. Inside were four different symbols, each one picked out by a member of the group. … Continue reading

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What Happened – September 14

It was on this day in 1955 that Little Richard said “a-wop-bop-a-loo-bop-a-lop-bam-boom.” He was in New Orleans to record a new album and had gone to a nearby tavern for lunch. While there he sat down at a piano and started … Continue reading

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What Happened – August 8

It was on this day in 1969 that Iain McMillan stood on a stepladder and took a picture. The subjects were John, Paul, George, and Ringo. The location was outside Abby Road studios. The result ended up being one of … Continue reading

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What Happened – August 2

“Marihuana influences Negroes to look at white people in the eye, step on white men’s shadows and look at a white woman twice.” “There are 100,000 total marijuana smokers in the US, and most are Negroes, Hispanics, Filipinos, and entertainers. … Continue reading

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What Happened – May 30

It was on this day in 2005 that VP Cheney stated “I think they’re in the last throes” when asked how much longer the war in Iraq would continue. He would go on to state that he expected the troops to … Continue reading

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