Tag Archives: Japan

What Happened – December 16

The earliest event that Wiki says happened on this day is “755 – An Lushan revolts against Chancellor Yang Guozhong at Fanyang, initiating the An Shi Rebellion during the Tang Dynasty of China” and the most recent is “2003 – President George W. Bush signs the CAN-SPAM Act of 2003 into law. The law establishes the United … Continue reading

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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 – 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 29

It was on this day in 1786 that about 1,200 farmers and skilled tradesmen, armed with muskets & swords, marched in formation into Northhampton MA in order to prevent the local courthouse from hearing cases involving debtors. The entire situation is far … Continue reading

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What Happened – August 21

“kill every man big enough to carry a gun.” It was in the early dawn on this day in 1863 that a group of confederate guerrillas entered Lawerence KS with that as one of their main orders. Lawrence was not only strongly … Continue reading

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What Happened – August 15

It was on this day in 1977 that Jerry Ehman noticed a radio signal that came from deep space. He was working as part of a project that was searching for extraterrestrial intelligence and was going over data from a radio telescope at … Continue reading

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What Happened – August 14

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MtgI0fMOHXg It was on this day in 1985 that Micheal Jackson bought the publishing rights to most of the Beatles’ song catalog, after outbidding Paul McCartney. Ironically enough, it was McCartney who first advised Jackson to invest in publishing rights. … Continue reading

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What Happened – July 16

It was on this day in 1969 that a Saturn V rocket took off from Cape Canaveral. On board were three astronauts: Neil Armstrong, Edwin Aldrin, Jr. and Michael Collins. The mission was called Apollo 11 and the destination was the moon.  Five days later … Continue reading

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What Happened – July 8

It was on this day in 1853 that Commodore Matthew C. Perry steamed into what in now known as Tokyo Bay. Japan had a culture of isolationism, allowing only trade with the Dutch and the Chinese, and the US wanted to … Continue reading

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What Happened – June 8

Outside, even through the shut window-pane, the world looked cold. Down in the street little eddies of wind were whirling dust and torn paper into spirals, and though the sun was shining and the sky a harsh blue, there seemed … Continue reading

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