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What Happened – December 28

The earliest event that Wiki says happened on this day is “893 – An earthquake destroys the city of Dvin, Armenia” and the most recent is “2010 – Arab Spring: Popular protests begin in Algeria against the government.”   A couple other things that also took place are: 1867 … Continue reading

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What Happened – October 22

It was on this day in 1939 that NBC broadcast the first NFL game on TV. The Brooklyn Dodgers hosted the Philadelphia Eagles, with a crowd of  13,000 in attendance at Ebbet’s Field. The game was aired to approximately 500 television sets … Continue reading

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What Happened – September 21

It was on this day in 1937 that The Hobbit was first published. Written & illustrated by J. R. R. Tolkien, it was an immediate success with all 1,500 copies being sold by the end of the year. The book would eventually be translated into over … Continue reading

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What Happened – August 27

It was on this day in 1921 that the owners of the Acme Packing Company of Green Bay WI bought a franchise in the American Professional Football Association (later renamed the National Football League.) The company had already been sponsoring … Continue reading

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What Happened – August 20

It was on this day in 1975 that NASA launched Viking 1. A little over a year later it became the first spacecraft to successfully land on Mars. It collected data and sent information back to Earth for over six years. … Continue reading

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