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In History

Information about a few dates in history.

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October 1, 2014

2010 - The Social Network, a movie about the creation of Facebook by Mark Zuckerberg, premieres in the U.S.
1989 - Denmark introduces the world's first legal modern same-sex civil union called "registered partnership".
1979 - Most famous sports commercial ever: Mean Joe Greene given a coke by 9 year old boy.
1977 - Elton John honored at Madison Square Garden Hall of Fame with record appearances.
1971 - Walt Disney World opens near Orlando, Florida.
1957 - First appearance of "In God We Trust" on U.S. paper currency.
1891 - In the U.S. state of California, Stanford University opens it's doors.
1869 - The first postcards are issued (Vienna).
1800 - France secretly attains Louisiana from Spain in a treaty.

 

DID YOU KNOW...

the launching mechanism of a carrier ship that helps planes to take off could throw a pickup truck over a mile.

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September 30, 2014

2000 - The U.S. Olympic Men's Basketball team wins its 12th Gold medal with a victory over France.
1990 - The Canadian Tribute to Human Rights is unveiled in Canada's capital city by the Dalai Lama.
1988 - IBM ships its 3 millionth PS/2 personal computer.
1975 - The Hughes AH-64 Apache makes it's first flight.
1962 - Labor leader Cesar Chavez founds the National Farm Workers Association, which later became the United Farm Workers (UFW).
1955 - American icon James Dean, star of "Rebel Without A Cause," in car collision.
1949 - The Berlin Airlift comes to an end.
1935 - Johnny Mathis born.
1809 - Treaty of Fort Wayne:  3 million acres of Native American land.

 

DID YOU KNOW...

a cesium atom in an atomic clock beats over nine billion times a second.

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September 29, 2014

2007 - The world's first commercial nuclear power station, Calder Hall, is demolished.
1997 - TV Newsman David Brinkley retires.
1996 - The Nintendo 64 video game system, known as the first 'true' 64-bit system, hit North American shelves.
1992 - In Brazil, their president Fernando Collor de Mello resigns.
1991 - President Jean-Bertrand Aristide of Haiti is usurped in Haiti coup.
1975 - In Detroit, WGPR becomes the world's first television station owned & operated by African-Americans.
1966 - The Chevrolet Camaro is introduced to the public, formerly named Panther.
1961 - Bob Dylan plays harmonica as back-up for Carolyn Hester in his first pro recording.
1954 - Willie Mays makes a famous over the shoulder catch in game 1 of the World Series.

 

DID YOU KNOW...

Venus is the only planet that rotates clockwise.

 

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September 26, 2014

1979 - ABC purchases the rights to cover the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics for $225 million.
1962 - CBS premieres the comedy show "Beverly Hillbillies".
1961 - Roger Maris blasts his 60th home run, tying the great Babe Ruth's season home run record.
1960 - The first televised debate is held in Chicago between presidential candidates Nixon and J.F.K.
1960 - Support on behalf of Cuba for the U.S.S.R is announced by Fidel Castro.
1950 - Seoul is recaptured by U.N. troops from the North Koreans.
1934 - The Queen Mary steamship is launched.
1914 - The Federal Trade Commission Act establishes the United States Federal Trade Commission.
1872 - In New York City the first shrine temple, named Mecca, was established.

 

DID YOU KNOW...

Pittsburgh is the only city where all major sports teams have the same colors: Black and gold.

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September 25, 2014

2008 - Shenzhou 7 spacecraft is launched by China.
2006 - In 1st Superdome game after Hurricane Katrina, Saints win on Monday Night Football.
1997 - The cast of the television series "ER" performs the episode "Ambush" live.
1996 - In Ireland the last one of the Magdalene Asylums closes.
1977 - The first running of the Chicago marathon takes place with around 4,200 people.
1956 - The first submarine transatlantic telephone cable system, TAT-1, is inaugurated.
1926 - Henry Ford announces the 8 hours, 5-day work week.
1890 - The Sequoia National Park, located in south Sierra Nevada in California, is established by the United States Congress.
1513 - Vasco Nunez de Balboa becomes the first European to cross and see the Pacific Ocean.
 

DID YOU KNOW...
Henry Ford produced the model T in black only, because the black paint available at the time was the fastest to dry.

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September 24, 2014

1994 - Trailing 26 - 21 with a few seconds left, Kordell Stewart threw a Hail Mary to Mike Westbrook.
1968 - The investigative news program "60 Minutes" debuts on CBS.
1957 - Camp Nou opens in Barcelona.
1948 - The Honda Motor Company is founded.
1946 - Cathy Pacific Air founded in Hong Kong.
1906 - Devils Tower, Wyoming declared the nation's first national monument.
1890 - Polygamy renounced by Mormon Church.
1852 - First steam-powered airship makes flight.

 

DID YOU KNOW...

a survey reported that 12% of Americans think that Joan of Arc was Noah's wife.

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September 23, 2014

2002 - To improve its search engine, Google launches Google news, allowing users to quickly search over 4,000 news sources.
1992 - Manon Rheaume became the first female to play in the NHL.
1983 - The Everly Brothers reunite and perform at the Royal Albert Hall in London.
1962 - "The Jetsons" premieres on ABC-TV.
1959 - Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev is hosted by an Iowa farmer named Roswell Garst.
1952 - Richard Nixon's famous Checkers speech.
1909 - Novel "The Phantom of the Opera" by Gaston Leroux first published.
1806 - After their exploration of Northwest Territory, Lewis and Clark return to St. Louis.

 

DID YOU KNOW...

a marine catfish can taste with any part of its body.

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September 22, 2014

2011 - The discovery of neutrinos breaking the speed of light is announced by CERN scientist.
2011 - Fears of a double-dip recession cause Stock markets across the world to drop.
1980 - Iran-Iraq War: Iraq invades Iran.
1965 - The Indo-Pakistani War of 1965 ends when the United Nations calls for a cease-fire.
1964 - Original Broadway production of "Fiddler on the Roof" opens.
1957 - Duvalier elected President in Haiti.
1955 - ITV channel first goes live in UK.
1911 - Cy Young, the pitcher whom the award is named after, records his career final win.
1862 - Lincoln issues the Emancipation Proclamation.

 

DID YOU KNOW...

every three seconds, a new baby is born.
 

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September 19, 2014

1991 - German tourists discovered Otzi the Iceman near the border of Austria and Italy.
1988 - Greg Louganis suffers concussion after hitting head on springboard during summer Olympics.
1959 - Disneyland banned Soviet Union leader Nikita Khrushchev from visiting due to security reasons.
1957 - The United States has their first underground nuclear bomb testing as part of Operation Plumbbob.
1950 - In Japan, the first electronic computer is created by a team led by Hideo Yamachito.
1944 - The Continuation War is ended when Finland and Soviet Union sign an Armistice.
1893 - Women in New Zealand are given the right to vote by the Electoral Act of 1893.
1596 - The City of Monterrey in New Spain is founded by Diego de Montemayor.

 

DID YOU KNOW...

Sir Winston Churchill rationed himself to 15 cigars a day.

 


 
 
 
 
 

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