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Historical Happening – The Great Moon Hoax

Posted in Cool Stuff, fantasy, fiction, history, legends, mythology, News, people, social media, Uncategorized, weird with tags , , , , on 08/25/2017 by Edward Brock

Proof that fake news has been with us for a long time.

The Great Moon Hoax began on this day, in 1835. Published in six parts by the newspaper, The Sun, the articles claimed that a civilization had been discovered–living on the Moon.

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Historical Happening – Nixon Resigns

Posted in history, News, people, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , on 08/08/2017 by Edward Brock

President Richard Nixon resigned on this day–in 1974–following impeachment hearings after the Watergate Scandal.

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Historical Happening – Gulf of Tonkin

Posted in end of the world, history, history doomsday, life, News, people, politics, sea, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , on 08/02/2017 by Edward Brock

The Gulf of Tonkin Incident occurred on this day–in 1964. It is a controversial encounter that drew the United States into the Vietnam War.

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Historical Happening – Moon Men (Apollo 11)

Posted in adventure, Cool Stuff, history, life, News, non-fiction, people, Smithsonian, technology, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , on 07/20/2017 by Edward Brock

On this day, in 1969, mankind set foot (or feet) on our celestial neighbor–and nightlight–the Moon. 

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Historical Happening – Disco Demolition

Posted in Albums, art, collectibles, frustrate, history, life, LP, music, News, people, pet peeves, radio, soundtracks, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , on 07/12/2017 by Edward Brock

A bunch of idiots destroyed records, damaged a baseball field, and forced the White Sox into forfeiting a game–all because they didn’t like a particular style of music. Proof that stupidity has always been with us.

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Historical Happening – Civil Rights Act

Posted in history, life, News, people, politics, TV, Uncategorized, wisdom with tags , , , , , , , , , on 07/02/2017 by Edward Brock

One of the most important laws went into effect on this day–in 1964.

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Historical Happening – Monterey Pop

Posted in Albums, art, Cool Stuff, funk, history, legends, life, LP, music, News, people, radio, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , on 06/16/2017 by Edward Brock

50 years ago today (in 1967), the Monterey International Pop Festival brought The Jimi Hendrix Experience and The Who to American audiences–kick-starting the “Summer of Love“.

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