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What Happened – October 29

It was on this day in 1969 that the first-ever link-up between two different computers was made via ARPANET. A the time, computers were rare and this network was created in order to allow researchers to make full use of them. The first … Continue reading

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What Happened – October 10

It was on this day in 1845 that the US Naval Academy opened in Annapolis MD. Originally called the Naval School, it started with seven professors and 50 students. Commodore Matthew Perry helped develop the first curriculum, which included three years of training … Continue reading

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What Happened – September 5

It was on this day in 1698 that the Tsar of Russia shaved the beard off his commander of the army. Peter the Great had just returned from a two-year tour of Europe, and he wished to “modernize” the royal court. All … Continue reading

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What Happened – August 17

  It was on this day in 1998 that President Clinton, while testifying before a Grand Jury, admitted to an “improper physical relationship” with one of his White House interns. These allegations had been swirling for several months, and Clinton had … Continue reading

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