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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 30

The earliest event that Wiki says happened on this day is “1066 – Granada massacre: A Muslim mob storms the royal palace in Granada, crucifies Jewish vizier Joseph ibn Naghrela and massacres most of the Jewish population of the city” and the most recent is “2006 – Madrid Barajas … Continue reading

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What Happened – October 6

It was on this day in 1945 that a goat and his owner were thrown out of Wrigley Field during the World Series. Billy Sianis owned the “Billy Goat Tavern” and had a pet goat as a mascot. He was wanting to bring the … 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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What Happened – June 16

It was on this day in 1967 that three days of music began at the Monterey Pop Festival. Considered to be the first large-scale rock&roll festival, it was held on a county fairground in Northern California that had previously had folk, blues … Continue reading

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What Happened – June 10

It was on this day in 2007 that HBO broadcast the final episode of “The Sopranos.” The earliest event that Wiki says happened on this day is “1190 – Third Crusade: Frederick I Barbarossa drowns in the river Saleph while leading an army … Continue reading

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What Happened – June 5

It was on this day in 1989 that a man stood up to some Chinese tanks. There had been protests (mostly from students seeking economic reforms, but some people wanting democracy) in Tiananmen Square since the middle of April. The … Continue reading

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What Happened – May 15

It was on this day in 1905 that 110 acres of land in southern Nevada was auctioned off by the San Pedro, Los Angeles and Salt Lake Railroad. The purchased land was near a fort that had been established 50 years earlier by … Continue reading

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What Happened – May 14

It was on this day in 1804 that Meriwether Lewis and William Clark left St. Louis, MO. Accompanied with about 30 other people, the exhibition was commissioned by President Jefferson to explore a large amount of land recently purchased by … Continue reading

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