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What Happened – December 27

The earliest event that Wiki says happened on this day is “537 – The Hagia Sophia is completed” and the most recent is “2009 – Iranian election protests: On the Day of Ashura in Tehran, government security forces fire upon demonstrators.”   A few other things that also occurred on … Continue reading

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What Happened – November 3

It was on this day in 1957 that Sputnik 2 was launched into space by the Soviet Union. It was the second spacecraft to leave Earth, as well as the first to contain an animal. The dog, named Laika, was provided with an … Continue reading

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What Happened – August 23

It was on this day in 1305 that William Wallace was dragged naked by a horse through London. He had been found guilty of treason against the King the day before and that was the beginning of his execution. What followed … Continue reading

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What Happened – June 22

It was on this day in 1633 that Galileo said that the Earth was the center of the Universe. He didn’t actually believe this, but rather the Catholic Inquisition had found him guilty of heresy for teaching that the Earth revolved around the Sun and his recantation was part of … Continue reading

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What Happened – June 20

It was on this day in 1943 that two men started fighting in Detroit over a remark made to a woman. One was black, one was white and racial tensions were already high in the city. The fight quickly turned … Continue reading

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