Blog Entries - tag: 'on this day'

International History: Apollo 11 Launches

Posted on: July 16, 2019
Tags: Ohio, moon, on this day, Ohioan, space

Today in History: 50 years ago, at 9:02am, Apollo 11 lifted off toward its mission to the moon. No one knew if it would be successful, and, if it was, if Aldrin and Armstrong would return from the moon's surface. Nixon even had two speeches drafted; one, if

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Dr. Martian Luther King Jr

National History: The Assassination of MLK

On April 4th, 1968, Dr. Martian Luther King Jr was fatally shot while on his balcony at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, TN. King was in Memphis in support of African American city sanitation workers after unequal wages, poor treatment and finally the

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International History: Cellular Phone

Posted on: April 3, 2019
Tags: history, 1973, phone, on this day

Where would we be without our cell phones? On this day in 1973, the first mobile phone call was made by Martin Cooper, a Motorola engineer and executive He made the call to the Bell Labs headquarters in New Jersey, while being interviewed by the press on

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International History: St. Patrick's Day

Posted on: March 17, 2019
Tags: History, Saint Patrick, Saint, Catholic Church, Ireland, on this day

On this day in 1631, the Catholic Church established a Feast Day honoring St. Patrick, the Patron Saint of Ireland, who'd died in the mid-400s. As the legend goes, St. Patrick's name was Maewyn Succat and when he was 16, Irish pirates attacked his family's

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