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What Happened – October 17

It was on this day in 1931 that Al Capone was found guilty on five charges of income tax evasion. The Chicago gangster was involved in many different illegal enterprises, mostly bootlegging and gambling, but the government wasn’t able to get enough evidence to tie him … Continue reading

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What Happened – October 2

It was on this day in 1950 Peanuts was first published. Charles Schulz originally called it Lil’ Folks, but United Features Syndicate forced the name to be changed. First appearing in only seven newspapers, over 350 US papers and 40 foreign papers would carry … Continue reading

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What Happened – September 8

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g_du9tC74qs It was on this day in 1966 that Star Trek first appeared on TV. A review of this first episode called it “an incredible and dreary mess of confusion and complexities.” During the second season, rumors of it being cancelled started to swirl … Continue reading

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What Happened – September 7

It was on this day in 1968 that Jimmy Page, Robert Plant, John Paul Jones, and John Bonham played together in public for the first time. They were touring as The New Yardbirds in order to fulfill contractual obligations Page … Continue reading

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What Happened – August 4

  It was on this day in 1968 that David Crosby threw a cream pie at Jerry Garcia while on stage.  Or maybe he tossed it at members of Jefferson Airplane…the actual details are kinda hazy. What is known is … Continue reading

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What Happened – July 15

It was on this day in 1799 that a lieutenant serving in Napoleon’s army spotted an odd-looking stone. The soldiers were strengthening a small fort in Egypt when the unusual slab of rock was unearthed. The officer noticed some strange markings inscribed on it … 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 – 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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