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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 14

“Resolved, that the flag of the United States be thirteen stripes, alternate red and white; that the union be thirteen stars, white in a blue field, representing a new Constellation.”   It was on this day in 1777 that Congress adopted … Continue reading

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What Happened – June 11

It was on this day in 1963 that the governor of Alabama stood in the doorway at the University of Alabama in order to prevent two black students from registering at the school. The local National Guard was nationalized later that … Continue reading

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What Happened – June 10

It was on this day in 2007 that HBO broadcast the final episode of “The Sopranos.” The earliest event that Wiki says happened on this day is “1190 – Third Crusade: Frederick I Barbarossa drowns in the river Saleph while leading an army … Continue reading

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What Happened – June 5

It was on this day in 1989 that a man stood up to some Chinese tanks. There had been protests (mostly from students seeking economic reforms, but some people wanting democracy) in Tiananmen Square since the middle of April. The … Continue reading

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What Happened – June 1

It was on this day in 1921 that rioters in Tusla bombed a neighborhood from the air. The trouble had started the day before, when Dick Rowland (a young black male) had been detained and brought in for questioning in regards … Continue reading

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What Happened – May 30

It was on this day in 2005 that VP Cheney stated “I think they’re in the last throes” when asked how much longer the war in Iraq would continue. He would go on to state that he expected the troops to … Continue reading

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Cisco Conversation

Better drink some whiskey and/or wine, eat some salted peanuts, and get ready to party…’cause it is Saturday nite! Just watch out for those outlaws…and for the enjoyment of everyone else, please don’t dance outside of your personal box. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GMlrI6IkQv0 … 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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