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What Happened – September 20

It was on this day in 1970 that the unmanned Soviet probe Luna 16 landed on the moon. An hour after touching down a drill was extended and soil samples were collected. The following day the spacecraft would launch itself off the moon’s … Continue reading

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What Happened – August 18

  It was on this day in 1587 that Ellinor Dare gave birth to a girl in what is now South Carolina. At the time, it was called the Roanoke Colony and the infant was the first English child to be born … Continue reading

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What Happened – August 3

It was on this day in 1981 that almost 15,000 air traffic controllers in the US went out on strike. Their union had been trying for several years to acquire better working conditions and pay, but had been unable to … Continue reading

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What Happened – July 28

It was on this day in 1932 that President Hoover ordered the Army to clear Washington DC of Army veterans that had gathered to protest. The men who had served in The Great War had been given a delayed “bonus” while serving, due to … Continue reading

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