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What Happened – December 13

  The earliest event that Wiki says happened on this day is “1294 – Saint Celestine V resigns the papacy after only five months; Celestine hoped to return to his previous life as an ascetic hermit” and the most recent is “2006 – The Baiji, or Chinese River Dolphin, is … Continue reading

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What Happened – November 22

It was on this day in 1968 that the Captain and the Communications Officer on Star Trek shared the first interracial kiss that took place on a scripted show. Due to concerns about how television stations in the Southern states would react to such … Continue reading

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What Happened – September 27

It was on this day in 1954 that Tonight! premiered on national TV. Originally hosted by Steve Allen, the show was broadcast live until the beginning of 1959. Allen’s approach to late night entertainment…an opening monologue, interviews with celebrities, guest musicians, cameras going outside the studio…are now considered … Continue reading

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What Happened – June 25

“Hurrah boys, we’ve got them! We’ll finish them up and then go home to our station.” It was on this day in 1867 that the men of the 7th Cavalry went riding on. Led by Col. George Custer, they were … Continue reading

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What Happened – May 15

It was on this day in 1905 that 110 acres of land in southern Nevada was auctioned off by the San Pedro, Los Angeles and Salt Lake Railroad. The purchased land was near a fort that had been established 50 years earlier by … Continue reading

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What Happened – May 13

It was on this day in 1985 that police in Philadelphia dropped a bomb from a helicopter onto an occupied home. They were attempting to evict some members of “MOVE”, an all-black back-to-nature commune. Citing health concerns & disorderly conduct (the … Continue reading

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What Happened – May 12

It was on this day in 1978 that the National Hurricane Center stated that hurricanes will no longer be names only after females. However, no indication was given at the time if they could then be called “himicanes.” Ba-dum-swish   The first … Continue reading

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