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What Happened – December 12

  The earliest event that Wiki says happened on this day is “627 – Battle of Nineveh: A Byzantine army under Emperor Heraclius defeats Emperor Khosrau II’s Persian forces, commanded by General Rhahzadh” and the most recent is “2005 – Gebran Tueni, Lebanese journalist and politician, is assassinated.”   A few other things that … Continue reading

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What Happened – November 13

It was on this day in 1982 that the Vietnam Veterans Memorial was dedicated. Thousands of veterans marched to attend the dedication ceremony,  Located in Washington DC, the memorial (which was chosen out of over 1,400 submissions) is a simple design: two black stone … Continue reading

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What Happened – September 25

After the first enumeration required by the first article of the Constitution, there shall be one Representative for every thirty thousand, until the number shall amount to one hundred, after which the proportion shall be so regulated by Congress, that … Continue reading

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What Happened – June 26

IF it really happened, then it was on this day in 1284 that over a 100 children followed the Pied Piper out of town. According to legend the man was hired to rid Hamelin (Germany) of rats,  and did so by playing his … Continue reading

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What Happened – June 21

It was on this day in 2004 that Mike Melvill piloted an experimental craft into outer space.  Launched from a base in the Mojave Desert, SpaceShipOne was the first privately owned vehicle to do so. The company that developed the program and the … Continue reading

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What Happened – June 15

It was on this day in 1667 that the physician for King Louis XIV of France performed the first human blood transfusion. Dr. Jean-Baptiste Denys used the blood of a sheep and gave it to a 15 year old boy. After seeing that the boy survived, the doctor performed … Continue reading

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What Happened – June 13

You have the right to remain silent. Anything you say or do can and will be held against you in the court of law. You have the right to speak to an attorney. If you cannot afford an attorney, one … Continue reading

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What Happened – June 12

It was on this day in 1775 that British general Thomas Gage offered a pardon to any colonial rebel who swore loyalty to the Crown. However, no mercy would be shown to at least two of the ringleaders…the proclamation stated that John Hancock … Continue reading

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What Happened – June 7

It was on this day in 1892 that Homer Plessy was arrested while sitting in a first-class train car. He had the proper ticket, but wasn’t the proper race. Louisiana had a law that mandated segregated train cars, and a local … Continue reading

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What Happened – June 6

“The whole family is welcome, regardless of how noisy the children are.” With that as a motto, the first drive-in theater opened on this day in 1933. Richard M. Hollingshead, Jr. had been working on the concept for almost a year … Continue reading

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